Albany State blanks Benedict 21-0, Captures SIAC East

From asugoldenrams.com: Columbia, SC-  The Albany State University football team extended their win streak to six games with a 21-0 shutout of Benedict College Saturday afternoon at C.W. Johnson Stadium. It is ASU’s first shutout since their 38-0 Homecoming win over Morehouse in 2015. The Golden Rams move to their SIAC record to 5-0 (6-3 overall) and wins the 2018 Eastern Division Championship. They have now solidified a spot in the SIAC Championship on Nov. 3, marking their first appearance in the title game since the 2015 season. The game will be…

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Benedict edges Clark-Atlanta 27-24

(Photo credit Dennis Switzer) From benedicttigers.com:  ATLANTA, Ga. – The Benedict College Tigers blocked two field goals in the last 4:34 of the game, including the second one with just 45 seconds left, to hold on to a 27-24 victory over the Clark Atlanta Panthers on Saturday and spoil the Panthers’ Homecoming at Panther Field. Benedict improves to 5-1 overall with its fifth straight win, and 3-0 in the SIAC. Clark Atlanta falls to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the SIAC. Clark Atlanta had a 21-20 lead at the half,…

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Benedict and Fayetteville State game canceled due to Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence tracks toward the East Coast, it has progressed from a Category 1 storm( 90 mph winds) to a Category 4 ( 130 mph winds )in a span of just thirteen hours. In South Carolina alone, more than 1 million people residents and visitors are expected to evacuate coastal areas.  In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper said the state is “bracing for a hard hit.” Governor Cooper has already asked President Trump for federal disaster declaration ahead of the hurricane. In getting out in front of the situation,…

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Benedict hammers Johnson C. Smith 42-14

Benedict jumped on Johnson C. Smith early and never let the Golden Bulls into the game, scoring three quick touchdowns en route to a 42-14 victory this Saturday. After completing a 45-yard pass from quarterback Dominique Harris to Delon Freeman on their first offensive play, it would only take them three more plays to fins the end zone for the first time- a 6-yard touchdown pass to  Jemine Yesin. The extra point made the score 7-0. Johnson C. Smith fumbled the play after the ensuing kickoff and Benedict recovered. Harris…

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Clark-Atlanta comes from behind to beat Benedict in SIAC Semis

Clark-Atlanta rallied from 13 down to defeat Claflin and earn a spot Saturday’s SIAC championship game. Despite their All-Conference and All-American forward Brandon Morris picking up two early fouls, Benedict was able to build a ten-point halftime lead off the strength of blistering shoot from behind the arc. Benedict shot 8-15 from three-point range in the first half and shot 50% overall (14-28) from the floor. Benedict would build a 15 point lead at 47-32, its largest of the evening, on Dimitri Cook’s layup with 15:24 remaining in the ballgame.…

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Albany State falls to Benedict 17-12

The Albany State Golden Rams were ranked number 8 in the Division II Super Region Two playoff standings. As only the top seven in each of the four regions make the playoffs, the Rams could ill afford any missteps the rest of the season. Benedict took the early lead, capping a 9-play, 75 yard drive with a Brandon Jordan 2-yard run; the extra point gave the Tigers a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, the Tigers would use a 16-play, 98 yard drive that chewed nearly nine minutes off the…

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