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Charlotte,  N.C. –  Jjcsu bullohnson C. Smith University spotted Livingstone an 8-0 second quarter lead but roared back, scoring 30 answered points to take a convincing 30-8 win over Livingstone at the Irwin Belk Complex on Saturday afternoon.

After a scoreless first quarter, Livingstone jumped ahead after putting together a 9-play, 66 yard drive that was capped by a 3-yard run by Justin Ruffin. Ruffin also carried it in on the two-point conversion to spark the 8-0 lead with 4:33 left.

JCSU would respond when Gabriel Yuille (Baltimore, Md.) caught a 23-yard pass from
Harold Herbin (Fayetteville, N.C.) to cement a 7-play, 77 yard drive. Eugene Holmes (Columbia, S.C.) would catch the two-point conversion attempt to knot the game at 8-8 with 1:31 left before halftime.

In the third quarter, JCSU would take the lead for good when JeJuan McCalston (Covington, Ga.) picked off a Blue Bear pass, returning it 12 yards for a touchdown. Brandon Howard (Columbia, S.C.) knocked through the point after attempt to give JCSU the 15-8 lead.  After a 40-yard Howard field goal put JCSU up 18-8, Desean Binyard (Winston-Salem, N.C.) would add a 35-yard run less than 20 seconds later to put the Golden Bulls up 24-8 at the 7:58 mark.

The Golden Bulls capped the scoring when Braxton Gambrell (Seneca, S.C.) burst up the middle after receiving a pass from Herbin to provide the eventual 30-8 final.

Individually for the Golden Bulls, Herbin finished with 191 yards passing and two touchdowns after a 10-of-23 effort.  Binyard led all JCSU rushers, finishing with 47 yards on 12 carries with a score.

Gambrell led all receivers, catching four passes for 96 yards and a touchdown while Yuille had four catches for 82 yards with one trip to the endzone.

Defensively, Basir Wright (Douglasville, Ga.) had 11 tackles and one interception, returning that for 25 yards. Defensive lineman Joe Jones (Miami, Fla.) finished with 6 solo tackles including a sack and five tackles for loss, throwing the Blue Bears for a combined 20 yards in losses. Jones also logged two quarterback hurries.  Collectively, the JCSU defense made 16 tackles for loss for a total of 70 yards.

JCSU completes the 2016 season with a 3-7 record and finishes 3-4 in CIAA play and 2-3 in the Southern Division.

~ JCSU Sports Information


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