Late touchdown lifts N.C. Central to 28-21 win over Delaware State

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DOVER, Del. – Senior receiver E.J. Hicks broke away from two defenders and raced to the end zone for the game-winning 25-yard touchdown with 56 second left, as the Eagles defeated Delaware State University, 28-21, on Saturday inside Alumni Stadium.

NCCU (6-2, 2-1 MEAC) amassed 453 yards of total offense, powered by junior quarterback Davius Richard, who threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 77 yards and a score. Junior running back Latrell Collier led the Eagles’ running attack with 89 yards on 15 carries.

Hicks finished with four catches for 74 yards, while sophomore receiver Quentin McCall contributed four receptions for 79 yards, including a 25-yard third quarter touchdown to cap a drive when NCCU faced first down and 40 yards to go.

Redshirt freshman linebacker Max U’Ren topped the victors with seven tackles, including a stop for a loss. Junior safety Manny Smith exploded for six takedowns, two pass break-ups and a sack fumble on the first play of the game that Richard later converted into a 13-yard touchdown scamper.

Up next, NCCU hosts Howard on Nov. 5 for homecoming.

Next Game:
11/5/2022 | 2:00 pm

Team Statistics

Game StatsNCCDSU
Total Yards453390
Pass Yards272255
Rushing Yards181135
Penalty Yards7-836-40
1st Downs2220
3rd Downs8-124-11
4th Downs0-00-0
NCC11:33 – NCC – Richard,Davius 13 yd run (Olivo,Adrian kick), 6 plays, 35 yards, TOP 03:1670
DSU04:23 – DSU – Cardoza-Chicas,Jonathan 39 yd field goal 12 plays, 63 yards, TOP 07:0573
NCC07:43 – NCC – Olivo,Adrian 22 yd field goal 8 plays, 65 yards, TOP 04:34103
DSU02:35 – DSU – Smith,Rahkeem 10 yd pass from Henry,C.J. ( ) 9 plays, 73 yards, TOP 05:08109
NCC00:09 – NCC – Olivo,Adrian 30 yd field goal 10 plays, 77 yards, TOP 02:20139
DSU12:18 – DSU – Smith,Rahkeem 48 yd run ( ), 2 plays, 70 yards, TOP 00:511315
NCC06:46 – NCC – McCall,Quentin 25 yd pass from Richard,Davius (Olivo,Adrian kick) 10 plays, 75 yards, TOP 05:322015
DSU03:54 – DSU – Smith,Rahkeem 44 yd pass from Henry,C.J. ( ) 5 plays, 65 yards, TOP 02:522021
NCC00:56 – NCC – Hicks,E.J. 25 yd pass from Richard,Davius (Smith,Devin pass) 4 plays, 60 yards, TOP 01:512821

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