HAMPTON, Va. -- Malcolm Long threw three touchdown passes to lead South Carolina State to a 21-9 victory over Hampton on Saturday.
Long was 21-for-26 for 234 yards with two interceptions. He connected with Chris Massey on a 22-yard scoring pass, then hit Terrance Smith for a 13-yard touchdown to give the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a 14-0 halftime lead.
Hampton (3-4, 2-3) drew within 14-9 on a 26-yard field goal by Jordan Stovall and a 1-yard touchdown run by LaMarcus Coker with 11:59 left.
On the Pirates' next possession, Isiah Thomas fumbled on fourth-and-20 and LaTaris Douglas recovered for the Bulldogs at the Hampton 36. Long threw a 16-yard pass to Richard Christie, then found him again for a 20-yard touchdown with 4:32 remaining.
Hampton had only 197 yards total offense, with Coker gaining 75 on 24 carries.
Nick Saban has nabbed another elite defensive recruit, as DT Antonio Alfano, No. 100 in the ESPN 300, has pledged to the Crimson Tide.
Billy Cannon, the only player in the history of LSU's football program to win the Heisman Trophy, died Sunday at age 80.
Former Alabama offensive lineman Dallas Warmack is heading to Oregon as a graduate transfer, where he will reunite with first-year Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal.
Quarterback Joe Burrow, who appeared in 11 games over two seasons at Ohio State, announced Friday night that he was heading to LSU as a graduate transfer. He'll join Myles Brennan, Justin McMillian and Lowell Narcisse in a wide-open competition to start.
Former UCLA and Washington coach Rick Neuheisel returns to head coaching, joining Phoenix's team in the Alliance of American Football.
Representatives from Missouri, Rutgers and UConn participated in a conference call with MLB to evaluate how they can be compensated for increased compliance costs caused by sports betting.
|North Carolina A&T||8-0||12-0|
|North Carolina Central||5-3||7-4|
|South Carolina State||2-6||3-7|