VUU’s Byers sets rushing record in losing effort

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Virginia Union University’s Jada Byers rushed for 109 yards to set a new single-season rushing record, but Chowan University spoiled VUU’s perfect season by upsetting the Panthers 26-21 on Saturday, October 29, at Willie Lanier Field at Hovey Stadium in Richmond, Va.

Byers now has 1,669 yards on the season, eclipsing the previous record of 1,660 set by Andre Braxton in the 2000 season.

VUU’s Jahkari Grant completed 17 of 26 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns.

Virginia Union’s Armonii Burden returned a fumble 65 yards for another Panther touchdown in the game.

“Beyond the loss, I’m still very proud of my team,” said VUU Head Football Coach Dr. Alvin Parker.  “We had our chances but didn’t capitalize and Chowan made some timely plays. Hats off to them for the victory.”

Virginia Union will wrap up the 2022 regular season when it travels to Petersburg, Va., to face Virginia State University at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.

Next Game:
at Virginia State University
11/5/2022 | 12:00 p.m.

Team Statistics

Game StatsCUVUU
Total Yards302289
Pass Yards195177
Rushing Yards107112
Penalty Yards5-557-67
1st Downs1416
3rd Downs4-136-15
4th Downs1-31-2
VUU12:10 – VUU – Sidibe, Said 22 yd pass from Grant, Jahkari (Myers, Brady kick) 6 plays, 68 yards, TOP 2:5007
CU08:01 – CU – Malik Tobias 32 yd pass from Rashad McKee (Jake Ray kick) 7 plays, 73 yards, TOP 4:0277
VUU05:01 – VUU – Burden, Armonii 65 yd fumble recovery (Myers, Brady kick)714
CU02:51 – CU – Tyrek McNeil 10 yd pass from Rashad McKee (Jake Ray kick blocked) 6 plays, 85 yards, TOP 2:061314
CU07:08 – CU – Nic Wilson 22 yd blocked punt return (Rashad McKee pass failed)1914
CU01:10 – CU – Kmare Carey 45 yd interception (Jake Ray kick)2614
VUU00:33 – VUU – Jiles, John 34 yd pass from Grant, Jahkari (Myers, Brady kick) 4 plays, 40 yards, TOP 0:312621

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