Chowan 60, Alderson Broaddus 39
The Chowan University football team cruised to a 60-39 shoot out win on Saturday afternoon against Alderson-Broaddus University in Garrison Stadium. Cameron Stover threw for 349 yards in the victory, and rewrote the Chowan record books after throwing six touchdown passes and completing 27 of 38 passes. CJ Wrestler had the previous record of five touchdown passes (vs. Johnson C. Smith in 2008), and 24 pass completions (vs. Shaw in 2008). Additionally, the 60 points scored by the Hawks in the home opener was the most scored since 1993 when Chowan scored 51 points in Garrison Stadium against Gallaudet.
Johnson C. Smith 58, Bowie State 41
Johnson C. Smith defeated Bowie State, 58-41, at the Irwin Belk Complex in the Eddie C. McGirt Classic in Charlotte. Golden Bull junior quarterback Keahn Wallace had a career-high 425 yards off 28-of-37 passing with four touchdowns and one interception. He also recorded 15 yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground. Junior tailback LeAnder Barney had two scores and 82 yards rushing off 14 carries. He pulled double duty with three catches for 41 yards. Sophomore receiver Fred Scott had a career-high 10 catches for 131 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Senior receiver Chris Patterson (Penelton, SC) also produced career-highs with seven catches for 107 yards. JCSU improves to 2-0 overall, while the Bulldogs drop to 1-1 after this non-conference contest.
Winston-Salem State 62, Virginia-Lynchburg 8
After a heartbreaking loss to UNC-Pembroke last week, the Winston-Salem State got back on track with a 62-8 thumping of Virginia University of Lynchburg. The Rams produced 605 yards of total offense (358 passing, 247 rushing) using three quarterbacks, eight different rushers and ten receivers to even their record at 1-1. VUL fell to 0-2
Shaw 33, Virginia Union 21
Early in the second quarter, Shaw University found itself on the wrong end of a 21-7 score but the Bears battled back, scoring 26 unanswered points the rest of the contest to take a 33-21 win over Virginia Union at Hovey Field Saturday evening.The Bears, who improve to 2-0 on the season, managed one more touchdown before the half – minus the extra point – then scored 20 points in the second half to secure the win and drop the Panthers to 0-2 on the season. This was a non-conference matchup for both teams.
Benedict 30, Virginia State 14
Virginia State dropped a 30-14 decision to Benedict in front of a crowd of more than 25,000 fans at the New Your Urban League Classic Saturday at MetLife Stadium. After jumping out to a 14-10 halftime lead, the Trojans were held scoreless in the second half. Benedict allowed Vsu 135 yards of total offense in the game including 14 yards in the fourth quarter. Benedict held the ball for 13 minutes, while Virginia State had the ball for just two minutes in the final period. VSU running back Jordan Anderson, who rushed for 182 yards in the Trojans’ season-opening win, was held to minus two yards on six carries against the Tigers. Virginia State finished with 62 yards on the ground on 23 carries.
UNC-Pembroke 38, Fayetteville State 24
As the fifth annual Two Rivers Classic returned to the campus of Fayetteville State, the Broncos (0-2 overall) took a ten point lead (24-14) into halftime; but 24 unanswered points by UNC Pembroke (2-0 overall) dispatched FSU. FSU finished with 371 total yards on 64 plays. Junior quarterback Jemeryn Jenkins threw for 245 yards on 13 of 27 passes. The ground game amassed 126 yards on 37 carries. Jenkins led all rushers with 60 yards on 20 tucks. Andre Montgomery followed with 11 carries and 51 yards. Kasunn Williams finished with another stellar night with 126 yards receiving with three catches.
Catawba 42, Livingstone 16
Livingstone suffered a 42-16 loss to Catawba in the 2013 Mayor’s Cup matchup between inner-city rivals. This year’s game was played at Alumni Memorial Stadium. Blue Bear quarterback Drew Powell completed 24 of 38 passes for 334 yards and a touchdown but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 42 points Catawba put on the board before the Blue Bears could score.
Sacred Heart 45, Lincoln 3
Sacred Heart scored 28 unanswered points in the first quarter to cruse to a 45-3 win over The Lincoln University Lions. Kyle Jaski’s 28-yard field goal in the third quarter averted a shutout for the Lions who were held to just 138 yards of total offense.
Tusculum 54, Elizabeth City State 41
The Tusculum College Pioneers moved to 2-0 on the young season with a 54-41 win over Elizabeth City State University Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Field. ECSU fell behind by as much as 41-14 with 4:26 left in the third quarter but made a game of it down the stretch scoring 4 touchdowns over the final 19 minutes.
Wingate 24, St. Augustine’s 3
Linebacker Chaz Robinson had another big day on defense for Saint Augustine’s University in a 24-3 defeat by Wingate University in a non-conference football game at Irwin Belk Stadium on Saturday. Robinson was all over the field for the second straight game, leading both teams with 15 total tackles. Robinson was the brightest spot for the Falcons, who led 3-0 in the first quarter when Michael Lima booted a 28-yard field goal. Wingate responded with 24 consecutive points, including 14 points in the second half to pull away from a 10-3 halftime lead.