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DOVER, Del. – North Carolina Central University scored touchdowns in all three phases of the game to hand Delaware State University a 38-19 defeat at Alumni Stadium on Saturday.
nccu eagle headSenior receiver LaVontis Smith enjoyed his first two-touchdown contest in his two seasons at NCCU with four catches for 51 yards. Sophomore running back Ramone Simpson posted 112 yards rushing, including a 24-yard touchdown run. Junior linebacker Reggie Hunter intercepted his third pass in the last two outings and returned the pick 19 yards for his first career trip to the end zone. And NCCU junior Mike Jones returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown, the second-longest punt return in school history.
NCCU senior quarterback Malcolm Bell completed 17-of-31 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 18 yards. Bell moved past Brad McAdams (5,687 yards from 1992-96) into fourth on the Eagles’ career passing list with 5,693 yards through the air.
As a team, NCCU amassed 469 yards of total offense with a balanced 245 yards passing and 224 yards rushing. The Eagles defense racked up 10 tackles for a loss with three sacks.
Hunter led the way for NCCU with a team-best seven tackles, including a stop for a loss. Frederick Henry-Ajudua and Kenneth O’Neal each recorded six takedowns and a sack.
NCCU (7-2, 6-0 MEAC) remains unbeaten in the conference with its 13th consecutive win over MEAC opposition, including seven straight to end the 2015 campaign.
Delaware State (0-9, 0-6 MEAC) was topped by receiver Aris Scott with five receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns, while Brian Cavicante collected a game-high 13 tackles with a sack.
Up next, NCCU hosts Howard University on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium for “Military Appreciation Day.”

~NCCU Sports Information


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