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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – For only the second time in program history, the Wildcats played in West Virginia and held strong down the stretch. Fort Valley State weathered the Bluefield State first-half storm and outplayed the home team in the final half for the 44-27 football win Saturday afternoon.
Next Opponent: Benedict College (October 1 @ 2 p.m. – Homecoming)
Miles 24, Central State 14
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WILBERFORCE, Oh. – After three tough losses to open the season, Miles knew it had to refocus to be ready for the start of conference play Saturday against Central State. Using a strong running game, a stout defensive effort, and taking advantage of numerous CSU mishaps, the Golden Bears (1-3, 1-0 SIAC West) were able to get into the win column for the first time under head coach Sam Shade with a 34-14 win on Saturday over the Marauders (1-3, 0-1) at McPherson Memorial Stadium.
Next Opponent: Albany State University (October 1 @ 1 p.m.)
JACKSON, Tenn. – The Lane College defense stymied the Edward Waters offense and Tarik McKinzie came off the bench to lead the Dragons to a 20-9 win and a 2-0 start in conference play. After giving up an opening drive touchdown, the Lane defense shut out the Tigers offense that was averaging 32 points per game coming into the day.
Next Opponent: Tennessee State University (October 1 @ 1 p.m. CT)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In their home and conference opener, Tuskegee won a high-scoring matchup, 35-27, against Allen in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) play on Saturday afternoon inside the Cramton Bowl. The Golden Tigers (2-2, 1-0 SIAC) led for the entirety of the game after jumping out to an early lead in the first quarter with a pair of quick scores despite trailing the Yellow Jackets in total offense as well time of possession.
Next Opponent: Clark Atlanta University (October 1 @ 4 p.m.)
ATLANTA, Ga. – Savannah State bounced back from a tough loss last week at Benedict with a commanding 15-3 win over Morehouse College this week to close out a three-game road swing. The Tigers improved to 2-2 overall, and 2-1 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) schedule. With the two conference wins, the Tigers move into second place in the SIAC East Division standings.
Next Opponent: Kentucky State University (October 1 @ 6 p.m.)
ATLANTA, Ga. – For the third weekend in a row, the Golden Rams were on the road. On this particular Saturday, the Golden Rams traveled to Atlanta to face SIAC foe, the Clark-Atlanta Panthers. The Golden Rams faithful cheered them on as they defeated the Panthers (35-0) in their SIAC opener. With the win, the Golden Rams improved to (3-1) overall and (1-0 in the SIAC). The Panthers fell to (1-3) overall and (1-2 in the SIAC). Dionte Bonneau put the Golden Rams up (7-0) when he scored on a 1-yard run. The touchdown capped a 10-play 68-yard drive for the Golden Rams.
Next Opponent: Miles College (October 1 @ 2 p.m.)
Kentucky State 14, Benedict 40
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College Tigers remained undefeated by outscoring Kentucky State 26-7 in the second half and defeated the Thorobreds 40-14 on Saturday night in Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. The Tigers broke away from a 21-14 game at the end of the third quarter by scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to improve to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in the SIAC. Kentucky State falls to 0-4 on the season and 0-1 in the SIAC.
Next Opponent: Fort Valley State University (October 1 @ 6 p.m.)