Johnson C. Smith gets first W of the season

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CHARLOTTE – The Johnson C. Smith University football team fought through adversity and was able to secure an 49-14 victory over Vikings of Elizabeth City State University on Thursday evening at the Irwin Belk Complex. The victory snaps a three-game losing mark for the 2022 season.

JCSU improves to 1-3 overall, 1-2 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference (CIAA), while ECSU drops to 1-4 overall, 1-2 in the CIAA.

The contest had the Golden Bulls leading statistically with a total offense of 411 yards and captured 30 first downs compared the Vikings 216 total offense and eight first downs. ECSU scored in the opening quarter when Darien Dalton grabbed a 35-yard touchdown to give the Vikings the Bears a 7-0 lead at the 13:00 mark.

The Golden Bulls go on the board twice when Jacob Newman scored from three and 13 yards out for the touchdowns. ECSU scored again with nine seconds in the quarter.

In the second, third and fourth quarter JCSU scored 35 unanswered points, as the Golden Bulls scored on four rushing and one passing touchdowns.  Tyreik Leach scored from one and five yards out while Brevin Caldwell stretched out for the 13 yard touchdown from backup Quarterback Malik Evans..

Newman and Devon Lawrence scored in the third and fourth quarter to seal the victory for the Golden Bulls.

Evans completed 16-of-35 passes for 209 yards, while Caldwell had nine receptions for 111 yards.

Sharrod Simmon tallied eight tackles, while teammate Jaquirius Smith accounted for six tackles for the Golden Bulls.  

JCSU will return to action next Saturday, Oct. 8th against Shaw University. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

Next Game:

Shaw University

10/8/2022 | 1:00PM

Team Statistics

Total Yards216411
Pass Yards135239
Rushing Yards81172
Penalty Yards10-957-80
1st Downs830
3rd Downs3-1012-21
4th Downs0-03-4



13:00 – ECSU – Dalton, Darien 35 yd pass from Jones, Tesean (Satterfield, Da kick) 6 plays, 49 yards, TOP 2:0070


08:05 – JCSU – Jacob Newman 3 yd run (Jay Haggins kick), 11 plays, 52 yards, TOP 4:5077


03:45 – JCSU – Jacob Newman 13 yd run (Jay Haggins kick), 1 plays, 13 yards, TOP 0:06714


00:09 – ECSU – Edwards, Presti 1 yd pass from Jones, Tesean (Satterfield, Da kick) 9 plays, 77 yards, TOP 3:3614142ND QUARTER


12:26 – JCSU – Tyreik Leach 1 yd run (Jay Haggins kick), 8 plays, 65 yards, TOP 2:431421


02:10 – JCSU – Tyreik Leach 5 yd run (Jay Haggins kick), 17 plays, 90 yards, TOP 7:191428


00:15 – JCSU – Brevin Caldwell 13 yd pass from Malik Evans (Jay Haggins kick) 5 plays, 53 yards, TOP 1:3214353RD QUARTER


08:26 – JCSU – Jacob Newman 12 yd run (Jay Haggins kick), 7 plays, 43 yards, TOP 1:2314424TH QUARTER


00:38 – JCSU – Devon Lawrence 1 yd run (Jay Haggins kick), 14 plays, 80 yards, TOP 6:411449

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