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Bulldogs beat Aggies in Atlanta Classic

S.C. State defeated N.C. A&T in the Atlanta Football Classic on Saturday, 13-0, with Bulldogs defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) named MVP with six tackles and two sacks.

S.C. State coach Buddy Pough is 12-1 against the Aggies (4-2, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). The Bulldogs are 4-2, 2-0.

New Hampshire 48, Elon 14: The visiting Wildcats (4-1, 2-0) spoiled Elon’s Colonial Athletic Association debut, talking a 17-0 advantage into the second quarter.

Elon (1-4, 0-1) found the end zone twice in the final quarter.

Campbell 31, Morehead State 24: Dakota Wolf hit Jared Joyner with a 68-yard touchdown pass with 4:16 remaining to send visiting Campbell to 2-0 in Pioneer Football League play for the first time.

The Eagles (2-3, 1-1) reached the Campbell 11 with 1:32 left before turning the ball over on downs.

Wolf threw for 171 yards and rushed for another 116, including a 5-yard score. Campbell (2-3 overall) led 24-10 after a 91-yard kickoff return by Isaiah Howard in the third quarter.

N.C. Central 27, Howard 22: Malcolm Bell threw for three touchdowns for the host Eagles (2-3, 1-0 MEAC). Bell, who threw for 245 yards on 20-of-30 passing, was also the top runner for NCCU, rushing 12 times for 66 yards.

Greg McGhee had 378 total yards for Howard (1-5, 0-3) as he threw for 291 yards and two TDs, but he was also intercepted twice in the fourth quarter.

Virginia Union 31, Shaw 9: Donte Gross caught two long passes (74 and 67 yards) from Kenneth Graham for the host Panthers (3-1). Shaw is 2-2.

Virginia State 42, St. Augustine’s 35: Led by three touchdowns from Roderick Davenport, the visiting Falcons (1-4, 1-1 CIAA) scored 21 consecutive second-half points bu fell short of a win.

The Falcons threatened to tie after John'ta Cooper forced and recovered a fumble in VSU territory with 2:22 left, but Cyril Davis was sacked on fourth down with 1:15 remaining to end the threat.

Wofford 17, The Citadel 13: Kevin Thomas (West Henderson) tackled Aaron Miller (Clover) on the 1-yard line as time ran out in Spartanburg, preserving the Terriers’ win.

The Citadel (1-5, 0-2 Southern Conference) got the ball on its 35 with 2:45 to play and squeezed in 16 plays, including a fourth-down conversion from the Terriers’ 31. The Bulldogs had a first and goal from the 3, but had three incompletions before the quarterback draw.

Evan Jacks rushed 22 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns, including the winner for Wofford (4-2, 2-0) in the final minute of the fourth quarter.

Presbyterian 19, Western Carolina 14: Deonte Davis’ 32-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:46 left to play gave the host Blue Hose (3-2) the edge.

Davis’ score was the second interception TD for Presbyterian. The first came two plays into Western Carolina’s first possession after the game-opening kickoff when Ed Britt (Greensboro Page) picked off the Catamounts’ Troy Mitchell and returned it 25 yards for the score.

The Catamounts (3-2) held a 14-13 lead until late in the fourth.

Catawba 51, Tusculum 21: The host Indians (3-2, 2-1 South Atlantic) piled up over 500 yards of total offense for the second straight week.

Cary Littlejohn and Mike Sheehan both ran for over 100 yards.

Elizabeth City State 59, Livingstone 21: Will Boyette threw for four touchdowns to four different receivers on 15-of-22 passing, and three additional players rushed for touchdowns for the host Vikings (2-3, 1-1 CIAA).

Bowie State 24, Johnson C. Smith 0: Trevon Bennett threw two touchdown passes for the host Bulldogs (1-4, 1-1 CIAA). The Golden Bulls are 1-4, 0-2.

Lenoir-Rhyne 48, Brevard 17: The visiting Bears (5-0, 3-0 South Atlantic) led 41-0 at the half. Lenoir-Rhyne ran 58 rushing plays for 378 yards with three touchdowns for Miles Freeman.

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