Virginia State Runs Away from JCSU, Wins 44-6
Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2017) – Visiting Virginia State piled up 516 yards of total offense and held the Johnson C. Smith University football team to just 194 total yards, taking a 44-6 nonconference win on Saturday afternoon at the Irwin Belk Complex.
VSU jump ahead early after Trenton Cannon bolted 62 yards for a score. Cesar Alfaro's point after gave VSU the 7-0 lead with 4:56 to play in the first. JCSU responded when
Denorris Johnson (Winston-Salem, N.C.) hauled in a 40-yard strike from junior quarterback
Terrance Ervin (Richmond, Va.) to pull to 7-6 with 33 seconds left in the opening quarter.
It was all Virginia State after that, as Cannon scored two more touchdowns, the first on a five yard run and the second on an 11-yard pass from Cordelral Cook to push the VSU lead to 21-6 at the break.
The Trojans got a 15-yard touchdown reception from Carlton Campbell in the third and added a safety with 23 second left in the third quarter to go ahead 30-6.
The 44-6 final was provided in the fourth quarter when Cook raced 49 yards for a score and Willie Stubblefield capped the VSU scoring with six yard reception with 2:42 left.
Collectively, VSU rushed for 346 yards and limited JCSU to 91 yards on the ground. VSU also had 170 yards through the air compared to the Golden Bulls 103.
Individually for JCSU, Ervin finished with 40 yards rushing while sophomore teammate
Braxton Gambrell (Seneca, S.C.) had 37 on the ground. Ervin also finished with 103 yards passing on an 11-of-25 outing while tossing one touchdown.
Defensively, JCSU's Carlo Thomas (East Orange, N.J.) had 16 tackles, nine solo and registered two tackles for loss. Linebacker Marcel Toran (Washington, D.C.) had eight tackles with 1.5 for loss. Cornerback Daryl Napper (Winston-Salem, N.C.) also had a good outing, combining for six tackles, one interception and one breakup.
The Golden Bulls fall to 0-2 on the season and will hit the road for the first time in 2017 next week, travelling to NCAA FCS foe South Carolina State. Kickoff from Oliver C. Dawson Stadium in Orangeburg, S.C. is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.