Saturday, October 31, 2015

WSSU Rams lose to Shaw in double OT

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- Winston-Salem State got all it could handle and more from winless Shaw in front of 15,000 at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

When it was over, Shaw wasn’t winless anymore, and the homecoming crowd went home in a hurry as the Bears pulled out a 32-25 double overtime victory.

“Bye bye,” running back Marquise Grizzle of the Bears said as he waved to the WSSU side of the field.  It was Grizzle, who became the school’s all-time leading rusher thanks to his 209 yards rushing on 28 carries, who scored the deciding touchdown in double overtime.

The Bears (1-8, 1-5 CIAA) tied the game at 18 with 23 seconds left on a 36-yard field goal from Joe Nguyen, who earlier in the game had missed two point-after attempts.

In the first overtime both teams scored to keep the game tied, and then it was Grizzle, a senior, who made the play of the game. He went off tackle and ran 25 yards to give the Bears a 32-25 lead.


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