The Benedict College Tigers won their fourth straight Homecoming game, giving the alumni an exciting 33-15 victory over Morehouse College on Saturday at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.
Playing without quarterback Cameron Stover, who sat out the game after suffering a concussion last week against Clark Atlanta, the Tigers took advantage of two Morehouse fumbles and an interception for their first home win of the season. Backup quarterback Marcus Graham completed 14 of 35 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. The Tigers rushed for 92 yards on 24 carries.
“I challenged our defense. Our quarterback was down and we put a lot of pressure on our defense because they’ve been playing a little inconsistent in the past three or four weeks,” Benedict head coach James Woody said. “But they came out today and stopped a good football team. I was happy to see those guys hold them down to a minimum.”
Benedict improves to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the SIAC. Morehouse drops to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the SIAC. “I’m so happy for the football team,” Woody said.
Benedict entered the fourth quarter with a slim one-touchdown lead, 16-9, over the Maroon Tigers after a Morehouse touchdown at the end of the third quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, Graham was intercepted by Jamil Irvin-Muhammad to give the ball back to Morehouse.
On third down, Rodney Hall intercepted a pass by Morehouse’s Jordan Tarver and the Tigers ended up with a 38-yard field goal by Tory Mimbs for a 19-9 lead with 11:32 left to play. Read more
Gamecocks rush for 118 yards on 20 carries in the second half to put away Bulldogs.
After inclement and stormy weather in the Columbia area caused an hour and 26-minute delay to the start of the game, lightning struck as No. 24 South Carolina took down No. 6 Georgia, 38-35, on a rain-soaked evening at Williams-Brice Stadium. After Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan missed his second field goal of the night with 4:24 left on the clock, the Gamecocks were able to run out the clock as senior quarterback Dylan Thompson narrowly converted on a fourth-and-one at midfield with 1:26 left in the game.
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Youth Winter Basketball league. Boys and girls ages 9-17 can participate in the program designed to give youth an opportunity for all to play, to learn new skills and good sportsmanship. The fee to participate is $25 per person. Scholarships are available.
The last day to register is October 26, 2014. The Youth Winter Basketball season begins Monday, November 10, 2014. To download a registration form, visit Parks & Recreation’s Athletics page online and click the “Youth Sports” link.
The Benedict College men’s and women’s cross country teams opened the 2014 season by winning the NCAA Division II portion of the Gamecock Open #1 meet recently at Hilton Field on Fort Jackson.
The men’s team recorded seven of the top eight finishers to defeat Claflin 18-42 in the Division II field. Dessie Demlew won the race with a time of 15:50.18. Geovanni West was second with a time of 19:13.70. He was followed by Terrence Wheeler, who finished fourth, while Joseph Campbell was fifth, Rodriques Flynn was sixth and Cey’quwan Ritter was seventh.
ATLANTA – A short time before his North Carolina A&T (NCA&T) team lined up to compete opposite Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rival South Carolina State (SCSU), Rod Broadway communicated to an Atlanta area reporter that he knew what squad his players would soon be up against.
Once again a Volkswagen (Benedict) ran into a Mack truck (South Carolina State) in the recently renewed Tigers versus Bulldogs “demolition derby”.
CHARLOTTE – Needing very much to seize the opportunity for positive change, Carolina, in its Sunday (September 22) rout of the New York Giants did just that and something extra, much to the satisfaction of its players, coaching staff and supporters.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College Lady Tigers volleyball team will not be a one-woman show for the 2013 season.
CLEMSON-Challenging an opponent on an upper level continues to be a learning experience for South Carolina State (SCSU).