NCCU and Norfolk State both are 4-2 in the MEAC.
Malcolm Bell accounted for three touchdowns and the N.C. Central defense stymied Hampton for a 47-13 victory on Saturday.
The Eagles need to make sure they don’t fall Saturday, Nov. 8, when homecoming guest Hampton shows up to crash the party (2 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).
About the only thing Allonte Tuppins can do for the Eagles is root hard from his seat at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium this weekend. “It’s their time to shine now,” Tuppins said.
Bethune-Cookman beat N.C. Central on Saturday. That roughed up the road to the MEAC championship for the Eagles.
Anthony Jordan rushed for three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, helping Bethune-Cookman surge late past N.C. Central 34-20 on Saturday. The Wildcats (7-2, 4-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) reeled off 21 unanswered points in the final quarter.
Bethune-Cookman (6-2, 3-1 MEAC) hosts N.C. Central (4-4, 3-1 MEAC) at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida, Saturday, Nov. 1 (4 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com).
Bethune-Cookman's quarterbacks have fallen 34 times to opposing pass rushers this season and that could be key when the Eagles of N.C. Central visit Daytona, Fla., on Saturday for a big MEAC showdown.
Graduation Success Rate (GSR) results released Tuesday by the NCAA indicated that 97 percent of freshmen student-athletes receiving scholarship aid or recruited individuals participating in programs that do not offer athletic aid graduated from Duke within six years. ... UNC Chapel Hill came in at 86 percent, N.C. Central 66 percent.
Coaches are in the talent-acquisition business, the general thought with that having to do with one skipper beating another one to the next great player. But coaches recruit coaches, too, and Bethune-Cookman’s Brian Jenkins once made a play for N.C. Central's Jerry Mack.
NCCU coach Jerry Mack said Eagles wide receiver Anas Hasic had been playing up-and-down. Based on what Hasic did against Savannah State, he appears to be catching on.
Eagles still in it to win it in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
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)