October 23, 2021 SIAC West Football Recaps

From the SIAC:

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Miles used the running game down the stretch to pick up crucial first downs to hold off Kentucky State for a 28-21 win in SIAC play on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.

MC (4-4, 3-2 SIAC) finished with 457 total yards on offense with Donte Edwards and Kingston Davis combining for 177 rushin yards.

Davis rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries (4.9). He scored on a pair of 6-yard touchdown runs to produce the first points of the game in the opening quarter and capped the Golden Bears points in the third quarter to answer a KSU threat in the second half. 

Edwards collected 92 yards on 20 rush attempts (4.9 avg) and scored on a 5-yard run to help the Golden Bears take a 21-14 lead at the break.

In the fourth quarter, KSU (4-4, 2-2 SIAC) closed the lead 28-21 after Brett Sylve rushed in on a 2-yard score with 5:24 remaining.

However, MC picked up first downs in the final miutes courtesy of Edwards and Davis to thwart the Thorobreds comeback effort.

Claude Newell completed 15-of-24 pass attempts for 280 yards and one touchdown for the Golden Bears. Marcus Lodge finished with a game high five receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown.

MC defense recovered a pair of fumbles and were led by William Hardy’s eight tackles. Jamarius Brown chipped in a sack. 

Sylve led all players with three touchdowns to spotlight KSU. He finished 88 rushing yards on 18 attempts (4.9 avg.). Darrell Dorris Jr. had a game high 11 tackles (7 solo) and Nathaniel Myers followed with 10 tackles (4 solo) for the Thorobreds.

TUSKEGEE, Ala. – Lane defeated Tuskegee for the first time in the program’s history with 21-17 win in SIAC action on Saturday afternoon inside Cleve L. Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium.

LC (5-3, 2-2 SIAC) picked up its first win against TU (3-5, 2-2) after falling in 25 contests and spoiling the Golden Tigers’ homecoming.

The Dragons finished 8-for-14 on 3rd down while holding the Golden Tigers to 3-of-9. LC churned out 22 first downs behind a rushing attack that totaled 259 yards and averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Lane’s defense complemented the offense allowing only 72 rushing yards.

Ike Brown carried the ball 25 times for 145 yards (5.8 avg.) and two touchdowns. Brown scored on touchdown runs of 42- and 2- yards.

Michael Huntley connected 18-of-24 pass attempts for 166 yards and one touchdown. he also rushed for 78 yards on 12 attempts (6.5 avg.). 

Anthony Evelyn pulled in eight passes for 64 yards. Micah Grigsby caught five passes for 58 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown.

Nijul Canada led the Dragons with eight tackles while Brayce McKenzie added seven tackles with 2.0 sacks. Mackenzie Howard posted six total tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

TU jumped on the board after Antonio Kennon Jr. returned a blocked field-goal attempt 80 yards for a touchdown to tie the game up at 7-7 in the first quarter before knotting the game at 14 when Louis Williams connected with Latrevious O’Neal on a 7-yard score in the third.

The Golden Tigers final points came courtesy of a 51-yard field goal from Arnes Huskic in the fourth, but that score would cap all scoring for the game. 

Williams completed 10-of-19 pass attempts for 123 yards and one touchdown and an interception. Jamaal Pritchett hauled in three receptions for 51 yards to highlight TU. Carl Matthews led all player with 13 tackles (8 solo) and Jeremy Dees added a sack while finishing with five stops. 

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