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Fort Valley, Ga.-A stingy defense, explosive offense, and efficient special teams for Kentucky State University football combined for a 26-10 victory over Fort Valley State University on Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.ksu thorobreds

The Thorobreds (2-4, 2-1) notched their second SIAC win of the season with a season-high 320 yards of total offense, and will now look ahead to homecoming week as they welcome in Miles College. The Wildcats (1-5, 1-3) suffered their first loss to KSU since 2013.

"I'm proud of our men," said head coach John L. Smith. "We overcame a lot of adversity today, and a game like this helps bring us together as we go into homecoming week."

KSU struck for the first two scores of the day with field goals by senior kicker Bill Rose in the first quarter, giving the visiting squad a 6-0 lead. FVSU answered with a field goal of their own to start the 2nd quarter, cutting the lead in half.

With time ticking away till halftime, the Thorobreds stormed out of the gate. Senior safety Vincent Edwards jetted from the left side of the line, for a successful diving attempting on a blocked punt. The ball trickled to the right sideline before freshman defensive back Kedron Harper scooped the ball up from the 15-yard line for a special teams' touchdown. The score marked the second special teams' touchdown of 2016.

The Thorobreds went into the half with their first halftime lead of the season at 13-3.

In the opening drive of the third quarter, the Thorobreds put together one of their best series of the season. Capped off by a three-yard touchdown run by senior running back Darmontre Warr. The drive lasted 14 plays and proceeded to eat up 6:45 off the play clock, giving KSU a commanding 19-3 lead.

FVSU followed with an eight play, 80-yard drive to bring the game back within nine, before the fourth quarter, but the KSU offense wasn't finished.

Freshman quarterback Jules St. Ge took the offense out on the field with a little over nine minutes left to go in the game, and proceeded to hook up with his favorite target. Slicing from the left side on a slant, St. Ge found sophomore Demetrius Anderson for a season-long 75-yard touchdown reception, putting the Thorobreds up 26-10. A score they wouldn't relinquish.

St. Ge finished with career-highs in passing yards with 194 and rushing yards at 80, including the one touchdown. Anderson had a career day with 99 receiving yards and his second career touchdown.

Defensively, senior linebacker Travon Spencer played sideline to sideline accumulating a career-high 19 tackles, including 10 solo wrapups, and two and a half tackles for a loss.

"Travon is a team captain for a reason," said defensive coordinator Chris Smeland. "He plays every game like it's his last, and he showed what he's capable of today.

Next up for the Thorobreds will be a 2 p.m. ET matchup against Miles College on Oct. 15, the contest will be Homecoming for KSU as the entire campus will celebrate it's 130th year anniversary as an institution.

~KSU Sports Information


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