N.C. Central routs Central Methodist 52-7

DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—Michael Johnson threw two touchdown passes and North Carolina Central beat Central Methodist 52-7 on Saturday.

Johnson went 15-for-20 for 218 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Johnson and a 49-yarder to Geovonie Irvine. Andrew Johnson caught five passes for 106 yards.

North Carolina Central (1-6) led 38-0 at halftime.

Arthur Goforth scored on a 47-yard punt return and Malik Cromartie scored on an 11-yard return of a blocked punt for the Eagles.

Tim Shankle rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries for North Carolina Central.

Central Methodist (5-2), an NAIA team, was held to 97 yards.

Brandon Merritt scored Central Methodist’s only touchdown on a 19-yard pass from Logan Cornish.