Scores

Final

Florida A&M 20

(4-2, 2-1 MEAC)

S Carolina St 35

(5-1, 3-0 MEAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

2:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, Orangeburg, SC

1 2 3 4 T
FAMU 6 7 7 020
SCST 7 28 0 035

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pulley (FAMU) - 320 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: W. Ford (SCST) - 24 CAR, 141 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Elliott (FAMU) - 9 REC, 111 YDS, 1 TD

S. Carolina St. 35, Florida A&,M 20

Associated Press

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- William Ford rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns to lead South Carolina State to a 35-20 win over Florida A&M on Saturday.

Malcolm Long, who was 14-for-19 with 164 yards passing, threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Oliver Young to give the Bulldogs (5-1, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a 21-6 lead in the second quarter.

The Rattlers (4-2, 2-1) cut the lead to 21-13 on Mykel Benson's 1-yard touchdown run in the second.

But Ford, who finished with 24 carries, scored on an 11-yard run and Donovan Richard returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown to push the Bulldogs' advantage to 35-13 before halftime.

Curtis Pulley finished with 320 yards passing, one touchdown and three interceptions for Florida A&M. Kevin Elliot caught nine passes for 111 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown catch. Isaac West had 113 yards receiving.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAMU
SCST
1st Downs1920
Total Yards355370
Passing320177
Rushing35193
Penalties5-3910-76
3rd Down Conversions3-116-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers41
Possession29:0230:58

Passing Leaders

Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pulley23/373208.613
South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Long14/191648.610

Rushing Leaders

Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pulley11222.0015
Rocker3113.706
South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ford241415.9220
Jamison13524.0112

Receiving Leaders

Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
West511322.6041
Elliott911112.3118
South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Young67712.8121
Washington67011.7019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAMUSCST
FG09:17Trevor Scott 24 Yd 30
TD06:23William Ford 5 Yd Run (Blake Erickson Kick) 37
FG03:05Trevor Scott 39 Yd 67
SECOND QUARTERFAMUSCST
TD14:56Travil Jamison 2 Yd Run (Blake Erickson Kick) 614
TD09:30Oliver Young 17 Yd Pass From Malcolm Long (Blake Erickson Kick) 621
TD04:15Mykel Benson 1 Yd Run (Trevor Scott Kick) 1321
TD01:37William Ford 11 Yd Run (Blake Erickson Kick) 1328
TD00:41Donovan Richard 47 Yd Interception Return (Blake Erickson Kick) 1335
THIRD QUARTERFAMUSCST
TD04:24Kevin Elliott 14 Yd Pass From Curtis Pulley (Trevor Scott Kick) 2035