Scores

Final/OT

Winston-Salem 21

(2-3, 1-3 away)

Howard 24

(1-3, 1-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

William H. Greene Stadium, Washington, DC

1 2 3 4 OT T
WSSU 0 7 7 7 021
HOW 7 7 7 0 324

Top Performers

Passing: B. Johnson (HOW) - 251 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Perry (HOW) - 23 CAR, 87 YDS

Receiving: M. Scarbrough (WSSU) - 6 REC, 107 YDS, 1 TD

Howard 24, Winston-Salem 21, OT

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Brian Johnson's three touchdown passes and Dennis Wiehberg's 28-yard field goal gave Howard coach Carey Bailey his first victory, a 24-21 overtime win over Winston-Salem State on Saturday.

In overtime, Howard (1-3) stymied Winston-Salem State (2-3) with three straight sacks by Rudolph Hardie, Jarrett Burgess and James Robinson, and James Carter. The combo sack by Burgess and Robinson knocked Rams quarterback Monte Purvis from the game.

On fourth-and-42, Howard's Thomas Claiborne intercepted a pass from backup quarterback Jarrett Dunston.

Howard's Terry Perry then rushed for 20 yards on five carries to align Wiehberg for the game-winner. Perry finished with career-highs of 87 yards on 23 carries.

Johnson completed 20 of 35 passes for 251 yards, including touchdowns of 12 and 4 yards to Jarahn Williams, who has a career-high six touchdown receptions this season.

Freshman Xavier Fowler's 32-yard touchdown reception gave the Bison a 21-14 lead late in the third quarter. He also had a 53-yard catch-and-run that set up Howard's second touchdown.

Michael Scarbrough had six receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown for the Rams.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WSSU
HOW
1st Downs1918
Total Yards319372
Passing261251
Rushing58121
Penalties9-6213-98
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers21
Possession31:3928:21

Passing Leaders

Winston-SalemC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Purvis14/2426110.921
HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson20/352517.230

Rushing Leaders

Winston-SalemCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fluellen17583.400
Bines15302.000
HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Perry23873.800
Johnson6172.800

Receiving Leaders

Winston-SalemRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scarbrough610717.810
Thomas25025.000
HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fowler28542.510
Moore6447.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWSSUHOW
TD04:15Jarahn Williams 12 Yd Pass From Brian Johnson (Dennis Wiehberg Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERWSSUHOW
TD13:26Jarahn Williams 4 Yd Pass From Brian Johnson (Dennis Wiehberg Kick) 014
TD00:35Johnathon Kinzer 20 Yd Pass From Monte Purvis (Matt Mitchell Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERWSSUHOW
TD09:06Michael Scarbrough 28 Yd Pass From Monte Purvis (Matt Mitchell Kick) 1414
TD04:42Xavier Fowler 32 Yd Pass From Brian Johnson (Dennis Wiehberg Kick) 1421
FOURTH QUARTERWSSUHOW
TD01:14Javon Hubbard 0 Yd Fumble Return (Matt Mitchell Kick) 2121
OVERTIMEWSSUHOW
FGDennis Wiehberg 28 Yd 2124