ORANGEBURG, SC—South Carolina State captured its third straight conference win in front a “Homecoming” crowd of 15, 489 in a 30-3 victory over visiting Delaware State Saturday at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium.
“I am happy we won the game for our “Homecoming” crowd. We got a little rhythm going on offense, had some moments,” said SC State head coach Buddy Pough.
It’s not a lot we can brag about as we were not spectacular. But the key is we won the game,” said Pough.
South Carolina State improves to 3-3 overall, 3-0 in the MEAC, while Delaware State falls to 0-6 overall, 0-3 in the league.
Redshirt freshman running back Bishop Ford captured his second 100-yard rushing game this season with 27 carries for 106 yards. Freshman wide receiver De’Montrez Burroughs after making he transition from defensive back to offense this week had a solid day catching with four (4) receptions for 69-yards and a touchdown.
The Bulldog defense played lights out only allowing only 151-yards total offense. Redshirt junior All-MEAC linebacker Darius Leonard spearheaded the defense with 11 tackles (8) solo and 2.5 tackles for loss, while teammate Dayshawn Taylor finished with 10 tackles (8) solo and 2.5 tackles for loss, as well.
SC State scored first on a 14-yard toss from redshirt quarterback Dewan Ford to senior Adrian Kollock, Jr. for a 14-yard touchdown pass reception at the 12:56 mark in the first quarter. Junior kicker Tyler Scandrett connected on a 25-yard field goal to give SC State 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Scandrett found his way on the scoreboard again this time connecting on his career-long a 46-yard kick , with 7:36 remaining in the second quarter. Burroughs caught his first career touchdown on a 41-yard toss from sophomore quarterback Caleb York with 5:12 remaining before halftime.
The Hornets got on the board on a 34-yard kick from Wisdom Nzidee. Scandrett and the Bulldogs sealed the deal connecting on his third field goal of the day on a 22-yarder early on the fourth quarter to secure a 30-3 victory over visiting Delaware State.
South Carolina State returns to action on Saturday (Oct. 29) on the road against host the Pirates of Hampton University. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
Courtesy: SCSU Athletics