North Carolina Central beats Savannah State 35-14
DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—Michael Johnson threw four touchdown passes and North Carolina Central defeated Savannah State 35-14 on Saturday.
Johnson, who was 15 of 23 for 233 yards, broke a 7-7 tie on a 56-yard pass to Will Scott with 12:17 left in the second quarter.
The Tigers (4-7) pulled within 21-14 before N.C. Central’s Tony McCord scored on an 80-yard run with 11:34 left to play.
McCord finished with 98 yards on 10 carries and Tim Shankle had 70 yards on nine carries as the Eagles improved to 4-0-1 against Savannah State (2-8).
Derek Harvey led the Eagles’ defense with 15 tackles, including a 1/2 sack.
N.C. Central gained nine yards per play and finished with 416 yards of offense.
The Tigers’ Kurvin Curry was 18 of 30 with 173 yards and a passing touchdown, along with 28 yards on eight carries and a rushing touchdown.