Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Long Leads #14 SCSU Over WSSU 27-10

Malcolm Long
Jr., Malcolm Long
ORANGEBURG, SC— Junior Malcolm Long led the air attack connecting 22 for 33 and 274 yards and one touchdown, while senior Oliver Tre’ Young led the receiving corps with 148 yards and one touchdown on  nine catches to lead SC State to a 27-10 victory over Winston-Salem State at Oliver C. Dawson on Saturday.
“I am happy to come away with a win over a tough Winston-Salem State team tonight,” stated Pough. “Play on the field is not as good as in practice so we need to work on a few things.”
The Bulldogs jumped out to 10-0 lead off a 23-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Blake Erickson for the first score of the game in the first quarter. Long then connected with wide receiver Tre’ Young on a 14-yard touchdown score to close out the first-half.
SC State would start off the third quarter on 28-yard field goal by Erickson to extend the lead to 13-3 at the 12:06 mark. The Bulldogs took control of the lead on a 3-yard punch by All-MEAC running back Will Ford with 6:58 left in the third to make the score 20-3.
The Rams scored their only touchdown on the night on a 6-yard pass from Brian Wynn to Dustin Jarrett to pull within ten, 20-10 with 8:00 minutes left in the game. Ford sealed the deal with a 30-yard touchdown scamper with 2:58 left and the Bulldogs cruised to a 27-10 non-conference victory.
“Penalties really hurt us I think so we need to be smarter about the plays we make,” stated Pough. We didn’t get as much out our special teams as I would have liked but we got our work cut out for us next week against South Carolina.
South Carolina State racked up 454 total yards on offense and improved to 3-0 overall, 1-0 in the MEAC. Ford finished the day with 104 yards and two touchdowns.
Senior linebacker David Erby led the Bulldog defense with nine tackles.
SC State returns to action on Saturday as the travel to face intrastate rival University of South Carolina in a 7p.m. showdown. The game will be televised live on ESPN Classic.                                                                                                                      


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