South Carolina State overcomes NC Central 49-38Saturday, Oct 8, 2011
The Bulldogs (3-3, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who trailed 24-21 at halftime, built a 35-24 lead early in the third quarter, but the Eagles (1-4, 0-2) regained the lead, 38-35, with 10:49 to play.
A 53-yard drive consisting of six rushing plays then put South Carolina State ahead to stay, with quarterback Richard Cue scoring from 2 yards out.
A fumble by quarterback Michael Johnson on North Carolina Central’s next possession gave South Carolina State the ball at the Eagles’ 39. The Bulldogs used another five rushes to score on Jalen Simmons’ 4-yard run and make it 49-38 with 5:44 remaining.
Johnson completed 29 of 47 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles and was intercepted once.