S.C. State tops FAMU in MEAC showdown

South Carolina State used a 28-point second-quarter explosion to pull away from Florida A&M en route to a 35-20 victory Saturday in Orangeburg, S.C.

Leading 7-6 after the first quarter, the Bulldogs (5-1, 3-0 MEAC) extended their lead with a 2-yard run from Travil Jamison and a 17-yard pass from Malcolm Long to Oliver Young. FAMU (4-2, 2-1) cut the deficit to 21-13 with a 1-yard run by Mykel Benson, but the Bulldogs added TDs from Will Ford (11-yard run) and Donovan Richard (47-yard interception return) to build a 35-13 halftime lead.

See the complete recap of the game and all MEAC scores by clicking here.


Clark Atlanta, playing its first game under interim coach Keith Higdon, had unbeaten Albany State on the ropes Saturday before the Rams eventually prevailed 32-29 in overtime.

The Panthers lost a three-point lead in the final seconds of regulation and opened overtime with a 26-yard field goal. Albany State answered with a 14-yard TD pass for the victory.

Click here for a complete recap of the game.


For a recap of all SWAC games, click here. For the complete scoreboard, click here.

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October 17th, 2009
11:10 pm

WE (SCSU) beat Grambling, they were supposed to be the best, just whipped FAMU. Admit it, South Carolina State is running HBCU Football!!!
We will have the MEAC Championship in 2009.


October 18th, 2009
2:47 am

State is the Beast of the MidEast!


October 18th, 2009
9:05 am

It’s was amazing! A ray of sunshine came through the clouds on that cloudy day just as Albany State was driving to tie the game and go into overtime. The clouds returned as Clark had the ball in overtime and kicked a field goal to go up by three. The sun peeked again! and a Rainbow appeared over the stadium just as McKenna threw a rainbow pass TD to Jones and skittles exploded from the rainbow. Trust me… You can’t make this stuff up! Go RAMS!

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October 20th, 2009
8:48 pm

What HBCU currently has the only undefeated Football program in the United States? But, You can have the Mid-East.


October 21st, 2009
12:52 pm

MEAC is the place where real black college football is being played. FAMU, S.C. State, Delaware State, Winston Salem, N.C. Central, Norfolk State, Hampton, Howard, Bethune Cookman, N.C A&T. When we play each other we make the winner of our conference play better. SWAC, nor any other HBCU football team, can bet any designated champions of the MEAC. Who will be the MEAC champ this year?? Whoever it is, I expect them to represent all HBCU football programs in the I-AA playoffs this year.



October 23rd, 2009
3:00 pm

Doug, neither Albany St. nor Tuskegee can beat the top three teams in the MEAC. Just because they are undefeated does not mean their level of competition is that of the teams in the MEAC, or the SWAC for that matter.

I agree wholeheartedly with Barry!

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