Scores

Final

S Carolina St 43

(8-1, 6-0 MEAC)

Howard 13

(2-7, 0-6 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

William H. Greene Stadium, Washington, DC

1 2 3 4 T
SCST 10 12 7 1443
HOW 0 6 0 713

Top Performers

Passing: M. Long (SCST) - 180 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: W. Ford (SCST) - 16 CAR, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Carter (HOW) - 5 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

S. Carolina St. 43, Howard 13

Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Chris Massey caught two touchdown passes and picked up two points on a safety in South Carolina State's 43-13 win over Howard on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (8-1, 6-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic conference), led 22-6 at halftime on two field goals by Blake Erickson, two touchdown passes by Malcolm Long and a safety.

William Ford finished with 108 yards on 16 carries for South Carolina State, which outgained the Bison (2-7, 0-6) 180-62 on the ground.

Terrance Smith gave the Bulldogs a 10-0 lead late in the first quarter on a 28-yard pass from Long. Massey then caught a 14-yard TD pass from Long for a 17-3 advantage early in the second.

Long finished with 180 yards on 21-of-33 passing for the Bulldogs, who need one more win for their second-straight conference title.

Howard's Floyd Haigler was 14 of 29 with 159 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
HOW
1st Downs2014
Total Yards375221
Passing195159
Rushing18062
Penalties9-1055-60
3rd Down Conversions9-154-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers13
Possession29:0230:58

Passing Leaders

South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Long21/331805.530
HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Haigler14/291595.513

Rushing Leaders

South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ford161086.8164
Jamilson10505.0012
HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams19261.4011
Austin-Bruce3134.306

Receiving Leaders

South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith6569.3128
Young7415.909
HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carter59118.2138
Gunter44310.8023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSCSTHOW
FG10:36Blake Erickson 44 Yd 30
TD03:20Terrance Smith 28 Yd Pass From Malcolm Long (Blake Erickson Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERSCSTHOW
FG14:15Dennis Wiehberg 37 Yd 103
TD10:42Chris Massey 14 Yd Pass From Malcolm Long (Blake Erickson Kick) 173
SF07:50Chatman Young Tackled By Chris Massey In End Zone 193
FG05:31Blake Erickson 28 Yd 223
FG00:00Dennis Wiehberg 35 Yd 226
THIRD QUARTERSCSTHOW
TD04:14Chris Massey 6 Yd Pass From Malcolm Long (Blake Erickson Kick) 296
FOURTH QUARTERSCSTHOW
TD08:58Phillip Adams 71 Yd Interception Return (Blake Erickson Kick) 366
TD06:26William Ford 64 Yd Run (Blake Erickson Kick) 436
TD02:45Willie Carter 38 Yd Pass From Floyd Haigler (Dennis Wiehberg Kick) 4313