CIAA Football Week in Review
ECSU DOWNS VSU IN CRUCIAL NORTHERN DIVISION GAME; #13 WSSU CLINCHES SOUTHERN DIVISION TITLE
October 16, 2011
ELIZABETH CITY, NC-Daronte McNeill rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns as the Elizabeth City State Vikings (5-2, 3-1 CIAA) won their fifth straight game and maintained their lead in the Northern Division with a 28-7 win over the visiting Virginia State Trojans (3-4, 2-3 CIAA).
McNeill, who has rushed for 824 yards and 12 touchdowns over the last five games, carried the ball 36 times and averaged 5.2 yards a carry as the Vikings rolled up 271 rushing yards on the Trojans. ECSU also logged 153 passing yards from quarterback Creven Powell and finished the game with 432 yards of total offense. The Vikings also played a stellar defensive game, holding the Trojans to 153 yards of total offense and a single touchdown in a pivotal divisional match-up.
After Virginia State scored the game’s first touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Jared Battle to Alan Anderson late in the first quarter, Elizabeth City State scored 28 unanswered points over the final three quarters to cruise to the Homecoming victory. In addition to McNeill’s three scores, the Vikings also scored a rushing touchdown from DeAundre Barfield.
In other CIAA action…In Salisbury, North Carolina, Nicholas Cooper rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns and Dominique Fitzgerald accounted for 154 all-purpose yards and two scores as 13th ranked Winston-Salem State improved to 7-0, 6-0 CIAA and clinched the Southern Division title with a easy 62-7 win over Livingstone (1-6, 0-4 CIAA).
|BOWIE STATE||22||LINCOLN (PA)||10|
|ELIZABETH CITY STATE||28||VIRGINIA STATE||7|
|JOHNSON C. SMITH||26||VIRGINIA UNION||19|
|SAINT AUGUSTINE’S||21||WEST GEORGIA||23|
|SHAW||35||FAYETTEVILLE STATE||29 OT|