Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Quarterback's development has been key to N.C. A&T's success

GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Tarik Cohen is 5 feet, 6 inches tall. But he casts a long, long shadow.

All eyes are on N.C. A&T’s swift senior running back, the MEAC’s two-time offensive player of the year who set the conference’s all-time rushing record last week.

While Cohen is rightfully the center of attention, sophomore quarterback Lamar Raynard has quietly emerged as key contributor to the MEAC’s highest-scoring offense.

And that makes the injury Raynard suffered in the victory over Norfolk State a concern as A&T (2-0 MEAC, 4-1) plays at Bethune-Cookman (0-2, 0-4) Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Raynard, who ranks second in the league in pass efficiency, took a hard hit in the first half last Thursday night and sat out the second half with sore ribs.


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