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.
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ALBANY STATE SPOILS HIGDON’S DEBUT
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.