Courtesy of Virginia Union Athletics
Virginia Union University racked up 520 yards in total offense, including rushing for six touchdowns, as the Panthers downed Bluefield State University 57-12 on Saturday, October 28, in Bluefield, W.V.
VUU’s Christian Reid, a graduate student from Newnan, Ga., who is majoring in Mass Communications, completed 12 of 19 passes for 276 yards. Reid also hooked up with Reginald Vick, Jr., a redshirt freshman from Wendell, N.C., who is majoring in Business, for an 81-yard touchdown pass.
Virginia Union’s Jada Byers, a junior from Bridgeton, N.J., who is majoring in Social Work, led VUU with 67 yards and a touchdown. His teammate, Curtis Allen, a sophomore from Petersburg, Va., who is majoring in Business, had 59 yards and two touchdowns.
The defense got into the scoring when Ephraim Moore, a senior from Odenton, Md., who is majoring in Mass Communication, intercepted a 2-point conversion pass and returned it 98 yards for a defensive PAT.
“I thought the guys played an excellent game today,” said VUU Head Football Coach Dr. Alvin Parker. “I was happy with how they came out and had a good first half. I was really happy with how things went today.”
The win, coupled with Virginia State University’s 75-25 win over Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, sets up the VUU-VSU game which will determine the winner of the Northern Division of the CIAA.
“This is going to be the game of the year,” said VUU offensive lineman Justin Meade, a senior from Richmond, Va., who is majoring in Business Management. “It’s winner take all, do or die, win or go home.”
Virginia Union will meet Virginia State at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, at Hovey Stadium in Richmond, Va. Online tickets can be purchased by going to vuusports.com.
Next Game: Virginia State University 11/4/2023 | 1:00 p.m.
|07:53 – VUU – Curtis Allen 2 yd run (Brady Myers kick), 8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 4:15||7||0|
|10:47 – VUU – Said Sidibe 10 yd run (Brady Myers kick), 6 plays, 86 yards, TOP 2:59||14||0|
|03:16 – VUU – Regi. Vick, Jr. 81 yd pass from Christian Reid (Brady Myers kick blocked) 3 plays, 76 yards, TOP 1:06||20||0|
|01:22 – BLFLD – Thompson, Dariu 3 yd pass from Teal, Isiah (VanScoy, Braxto kick blocked) 6 plays, 72 yards, TOP 1:46||20||6|
|01:01 – VUU – Na. Morgan, Sr. 87 yd kickoff return (Brady Myers kick)||27||6|
|12:52 – VUU – Jada Byers 9 yd run (Brady Myers kick), 5 plays, 55 yards, TOP 2:01||34||6|
|05:33 – VUU – Curtis Allen 7 yd run (Brady Myers kick), 8 plays, 88 yards, TOP 3:26||41||6|
|13:59 – VUU – RJ Rosales 2 yd run (Brady Myers kick), 7 plays, 73 yards, TOP 3:26||48||6|
|10:57 – BLFLD – Moore, Lucas 31 yd pass from Teal, Isiah (Teal, Isiah pass intercepted) 5 plays, 75 yards, TOP 2:58||48||12|
|10:57 – VUU – Ephraim Moore 98 yd PAT return||50||12|
|05:18 – VUU – Kenneth Davis 1 yd run (Josue Hernandez kick), 6 plays, 33 yards, TOP 2:18||57||12|