David Carter ran for 208 yards with three touchdowns to lead Morehouse College past Edward Waters College 39-18.
Carter became the Morehouse Maroon Tigers’ all-time leading rusher with 3,848 career-rushing yards as he past John David Washington (2002-05), who had 3,669.
Edward Waters (1-2) tied the game at 7-7 on Ralph Shuler’s 14-yard touchdown run with 11:06 to play in the first quarter.
Morehouse (1-1) responded with 21 straight points behind two Donnay Ragland rushing scores and another from Carter to lead 28-7 in the second quarter.
Shuler finished with 123 yards for the Tigers of Edward Waters. Morehouse ran for 414 yards compared to 283 for Edward Waters. Shelton Hamilton added 118 yards rushing for the Maroon Tigers. Phillip Teamer added 72 yards rushing and Brandon Turman 106 total yards for EWC.
Tony Goodman led the Tigers defensively with 14 total tackles while teammates Chris Maxwell had 11 and Bertrand Belfour had 10 with an interception.
South Carolina State falls to B-CU
Bethune-Cookman came from behind to beat South Carolina State 27-14.
South Carolina State (1-1, 0-1) led 14-0 in the first quarter after touchdown runs from Asheton Jordan and Jalen Simmons.
Bethune-Cookman (2-0, 1-0) tied the game at 14-14 after Isidore Jackson’s four-yard score with 7:23 to play in the second quarter.
B-CU took a 17-14 lead on Sven Hurd’s 28-yard field goal with 2:01 to play in the first half. The Wildcats never trailed again.
Jackson led B-CU with 81 yards rushing and a score. Simmons led South Carolina with 73 yards rushing with a score.
Jackie Wilson added 125 yards passing, Rodney Scott 42 yards rushing with a touchdown, David Blackwell contributed 60 yards receiving and Dion Hanks had two interceptions for the Wildcats.
Richard Cue added 60 yards rushing and 62 yards passing for the Bulldogs.
Oklahoma blows out Florida A&M
Oklahoma eventually put away Florida A&M with a 69-13 win in front of 84,852 fans in Norman, Okla.
The FAMU Rattlers, who compete in the Football Championship Series, competed with the fifth-ranked team in the larger Football Bowl Subdivision.
Damien Williams ran for 156 yards with four touchdowns to lead Oklahoma.
Oklahoma (2-0) got a pair of touchdown runs from Williams in the first quarter to jump out to a 14-0 lead.
Florida A&M (0-1) got on the board with a 41-yard field goal from Chase Varnadore in the second quarter to make it 14-3.
Damien Fleming connected with Travis Harvey for a 75-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to get FAMU within 28-10.
The Sooners responded by scoring 28-points to put the game out of reach at 56-10.
Fleming threw for 133 yards with a touchdown and an interception while Harvey had four catches for 118 yards with a score for FAMU.
Landry Jones also threw for 252 yards with two touchdowns for OU.
Norfolk State rallies past Liberty
Big plays in the second half helped Norfolk State come from behind to beat Liberty 24-17.
Brandon Reddick ran for 153 yards with three scores to lead the Norfolk Spartans.
Liberty (0-2) held a 17-7 advantage at halftime with 235 yards of total offense. The Spartans’ defense held the Liberty Flames to 107 total yards of offense in the second half.
Norfolk State (2-0) took a 19-17 lead on Keith Johnson’s 83-yard punt return touchdown with 10:03 to play in the third quarter.
Liberty retook the lead at 24-19 on Kevin Fogg’s 77-yard punt return with 6:07 to play in the periods. Norfolk then took over the lead at 25-24 after Riddick’s two-yard score with 12:45 remaining.
Marcel Coke’s 41-yard fumble return put the Spartans up 31-24 with 3:30 to play. Nico Flores also accounted for 138 total yards for the Spartans.
Norfolk is ranked the No. 1 team in all the HBCU polls and is ranked No. 24 in the FCS polls.
Brian Hudson threw for 144 yards with a touchdown, Aldreakis Allen ran for 130 yards, and Pat Kelly had 75 receiving yards for the Flames.
Alabama A&M tops Arkansas Pine Bluff
Kendarius Lacey ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns to lead Alabama A&M to a 14-10 win over Arkansas Pine Bluff.
Arkansas Pine-Bluff (1-1, 0-1) led 7-0 in the first quarter after C.J. Branch’s one-yard score.
Alabama A&M (2-0, 1-0) took the lead at 14-10 on Lacey’s 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
The Alabama Bulldogs took the lead for good on Lacey’s 43-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
The Golden Lions were stopped by the Bulldogs’ defense on their final four possessions, including a fourth and short failed run conversion and an interception by Alabama’s Julian Williams.
Deonte Mason added 97 yards of total offense and Justin Billings ran for 68 yards for the Bulldogs.
Brandon Anderson threw for 189 yards and ran for 80 while Tyler Strickland kicked a 36-yard field goal for the Golden Lions.
Clark Atlanta edges Lane
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