Scores

Final

S Carolina St 23

(7-2, 5-0 MEAC)

Delaware State 17

(3-5, 3-3 MEAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

1:00 PM ET, November 1, 2008

Alumni Stadium (DE), Dover, DE

1 2 3 4 T
SCST 6 10 7 023
DSU 0 3 7 717

Top Performers

Passing: M. Long (SCST) - 246 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Jamison (SCST) - 8 CAR, 41 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: O. Darby (SCST) - 4 REC, 97 YDS, 2 TD

S. Carolina St. 23, Delaware St. 17

Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Malcolm Long threw two touchdown passes, and South Carolina State withstood a second-half rally to hold off Delaware State 23-17 on Saturday.

Long's touchdown passes of 7 and 48 yards to Octavius Darby pushed the Bulldogs (7-2, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 16-3 halftime lead.

After Delaware State's Jerome Strums intercepted Long late in the third quarter, the Hornets (3-5, 3-3) mounted a second-half rally against the conference's only remaining unbeaten team.

Erick Jones caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Vashon Winton with 52 seconds in the third quarter for the Hornets, and Jaashawn Jones also scored on a 3-yard run to cut the Bulldogs' lead to 23-17 with 8:44 to play.

But South Carolina State ended the threat when it held off Delaware State's final drive with less than two minutes to play. On a fourth down from the Bulldogs' 48, Winton's pass to Darius Jackson fell incomplete.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
DSU
1st Downs1618
Total Yards358229
Passing246220
Rushing1129
Penalties13-1147-55
3rd Down Conversions7-1210-20
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers21
Possession28:2831:32

Passing Leaders

South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Long18/302468.221
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Winton23/341474.310

Rushing Leaders

South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ford19643.4015
Jamison8415.1112
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones681.304
Strother471.802

Receiving Leaders

South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Darby49724.3248
Morris46115.3038
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McNeil8486.0013
Moore6427.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSCSTDSU
TD12:34Octavius Darby 7 Yd Pass From Malcolm Long (Pat Blocked) 60
SECOND QUARTERSCSTDSU
FG09:26Blake Erickson 31 Yd 90
FG03:43Riley Flickinger 30 Yd 93
TD01:59Octavius Darby 48 Yd Pass From Malcolm Long (Blake Erickson Kick) 163
THIRD QUARTERSCSTDSU
TD05:00Travil Jamison 1 Yd Run (Blake Erickson Kick) 233
TD00:52Erick Jones 11 Yd Pass From Vashon Winton (Riley Flickinger Kick) 2310
FOURTH QUARTERSCSTDSU
TD08:44Jaashawn Jones 3 Yd Run (Riley Flickinger Kick) 2317