Robert Stephens II, Featured Writer
Bison take it on the chin.
October 17, 2012 - Mike Mayhew rushed for 138 yards and
one touchdown as North Carolina A&T defeated the Howard Bison 38-10
in Greensboro, last Saturday.
The Aggies rushed for 242 yards. Ricky Lewis rushed for 76 yards and
Lewis Kindle added 28 yards as the Aggies ground game controlled the clock
and dominated the line of scrimmage.
“We needed to go to these guys.” A&T head coach
Rod Broadway said at his post game press conference. “We
needed to run downhill, and when Mike is running downhill,
he is something".
Bison kicker Parker Munoz kicked a 37 yard field goal
with 30 minutes remaining as the Aggies held a 14-10 halftime lead.
A&T scored 24 unanswered points in the second half
aided by two interceptions returned for touchdowns.
Mike Mayhew for his efforts became the MEAC’s 11th.
all time leading with rusher with a career total of 3,056 yards.
North Carolina A&T improved to 3-3, (1-2) in MEAC
Howard suffered their first loss in conference play
dropping to 4-2, (3-1). Howard will host Morgan State at Greene stadium
in Washington, nd it’s the Bison homecoming. The kickoff is set
N.C.A.& T will travel to Dover to face Delaware State for
a 1:30p kickoff.
Bison quarterback Greg McGhee and the HU
offense did not have a banner day against A&T.
In the battle of the Tidewater area Hampton defeated
Norfolk State 28-14.
Jeremiah Schwartz rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns to lead the
Pirates. Hampton has now defeated Norfolk State eight consecutive games
Norfolk State quarterback Jake Basmagian threw four
Interceptions, one which was returned for a touchdown.
Hampton improved to 1-4, (1-2) in MEAC play. Norfolk State dropped to
2-5 (0-4) in conference play.
Delaware State defeated South Carolina State 31-17
at Dover. The Hornets improved to 3-3, (2-1) in the MEAC. The Bulldogs
dropped to 2-5, (1-3).
North Carolina Central remained undefeated in MEAC
play with their 24-20 win over Morgan State in Baltimore. The Eagles are
now 4-2, (3-0) in the conference.
Morgan dropped to 3-3, (1-2).
Florida A&M beat Savannah State 44-3. The Rattlers
improved to 3-4, (3-1) in conference play. Savannah State dropped to 0-6,
(0-4) in the conference.
Top Teams in the MEAC
North Carolina Central 3-0
Florida A&M 3-1
Delaware State 2-1
Morgan State 2-1
In other local scores around the area:
Maryland edged Virginia 27-20 to improve to 4-2, (2-0)
in ACC play. Freshman Stefon Diggs returned the opening kickoff 100 yards
to jump start the Terrapins to a 7-0 lead. Diggs also caught four passes
for 89 yards.
Freshmen quarterback Perry Hill threw for 14-26-237
yards and one touchdown. Maryland will host N.C. State Saturday.
Virginia State edged Bowie 26-20. The Bulldogs fell
to 4-3, (1-3) in CIAA play.
Lehigh edged Georgetown 17-14. The Hoyas fell to
3-4, (0-1) in Patriot League play.
My top ten for this week is as follows:
Alabama (6-0) amassed 553 yards in a soggy mid west
storm to defeat Missouri 42-10 before ($)71,004 fans at
Columbia. The Crimson Tide travels to Tennessee Saturday.
Penn State transfer Cyrus Redd hopes to
bring USC back into the national title picture.
Notre Dame has moved up to number two after their
20-13 overtime win over Stanford. I still say that Stephan
Taylor scored but the referees ruled otherwise. A network audience and
($80,795) for this one. The Irish improved to 6-0 on the season. Stanford
fell to 4-2.
LSU dropped South Carolina from the ranks of the
unbeaten defeating the Gamecocks 13-7 in a typical SEC
brutal defensive affair. Attendance in Baton Roughe was ($) 92,734, in
LSU (6-1) travels toTexas A&M Saturday. South Carolina
(6-1) travels to Gainesville to face Florida.
Oklahoma blasted Texas 63-21 as the Longhorns have
dropped to where we thought they were; 3-2 on the season. Oklahoma is
now 4-1, hanging on for
national recognition.. The payday; ($)92,500 in attendance.
Texas Tech dropped West Virginia from the unbeaten
ranks surprising the Mountaineers 49-14, in Lubbock, Texas. West Virginia
is now 5-1 on the season..
Texas Tech improved to 5-1.
Tennessee State, the king of the HCBU’s, beat SE
Missouri 40-28 in their Missouri Valley match up. The
Tigers improved to 7-0 on the season.
Ohio State should get their portion of the $, excuse
me the gate. The Buckeyes came to town escaped with a
52-49 win over the Hoosiers who welcomed 48,800 fans
in attendance. That was more than the 45,000 fans that
showed for homecoming and the Spartans of Michigan State.
Ohio State improved to 7-0 on the season.
Florida State pounded Boston College 51-7 taking
their frustration out on the Eagles. The Seminoles lost to
N.C. State last week and took the visitors to the wood shed.
Witnessing the carnarge was ($) 81,075 patrons.
Kansas State improved to 6-0 with their 27-21 win
over Iowa State on the road. The Wildcats travel to Morgantown to face
wounded West Virginia Saturday, which will be televised nationally on
Alcorn State dropped Alabama A&M from the ranks of
the unbeaten defeating the Bulldogs 21-20. To make matters
worse the Bulldogs had just cracked the top 20 poll and it was homecoming!
A&M fell to 6-1 on the season. Alcorn State improved to 3-4.
In other games for the pay for $ across the nation with
major bowl implications:
Florida 6-0 defeated Vanderbilt 31-17 at Nashville.
Mississippi State (6-0) defeated Tennessee 41-31. Louisville
(6-0) beat Pittsburgh 45-35. Rutgers edged Syracuse 23-15.
Texas A&M edged Louisiana Tech 59-57 in an offensive
shootout. It was Tech’s first loss of the season as they fell to
5-1. A&M has never loss to Tech in their previous 11
Oregon State (6-0) defeated Utah 42-24. and let
us not forgot the ultimate $$ payday as the Michigan
Wolverines defeated homecoming guest Illinois 45-0 to
improve to 4-2 on the season. Witnessing the festivities - 110,922.