Malcolm Bell threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns to lead N.C. Central to a 42-14 victory over Savannah State on Saturday.
NCCU (3-4, 2-1 MEAC) will be aiming to boost its overall record to the .500 mark against Savannah State Saturday, Oct. 25 (2 p.m., NCCU Sports Network). A second conference loss for the Eagles would make their chances of winning the MEAC title dicey at best.
Savannah State vs. N.C. Central (Oct. 25, 2014)
When Savannah State shows up Saturday at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium to play N.C. Central (2 p.m., NCCU Sports Network), the Tigers, because of injuries, will be working with their fourth signal caller of the season. Two freshman quarterbacks are listed on the depth chart, Tino Smith II (6-2, 215) and Michael Knox (6-3, 205).
After getting NCCU to the Division I NCAA Tournament this past season for the first time, Moton said he had opportunities to take his talent to the NBA as an assistant coach. A praying wife and a fantastic chancellor kept him in Durham, the coach said.
NCCU frustrated by inability to put away Morgan State in fourth quarter of what turned into 21-20 loss. Eagles hope to close the lid on Savannah State on Saturday.
NCCU basketball coach LeVelle Moton explains why he stayed in the Eagles' nest and why each of the players on this year's team has to stand in his own two sneakers.
N.C. Central loses in the MEAC for the first time this season.
Morgan State's Robert Council finds Andrew King from 15 yards out with 36 seconds left to cap a fourth-quarter comeback from a 20-7 hole.
N.C. Central quarterback Malcolm Bell might have to outrun a Bear in Baltimore named Christopher Robinson. “Christopher is a young man who you always have to know where he’s at on the field. You’ve always got to be conscious of that,” NCCU coach Jerry Mack said.
The Morgan State Bears haven’t stopped running since the season started. N.C. Central had something for that sort of thing last weekend when the Eagles slowed down S.C. State’s strong ground game during a 48-35 road win. The Bulldogs had been averaging 210 rushing yards per contest, but the Eagles put them on a leash, limiting SCSU to 77 yards on a voluminous 44 carries.
NCCU pushed around S.C. State to stake its claim in league race
The deck stacked against them, the N.C. Central Eagles dealt last year’s co-champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference a taste of their own medicine during a 48-35 road win at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium on Saturday.
N.C. Central at S.C. State