Saturday, October 22, 2016

Raynard, Cohen lead as N.C. A&T beats Howard 34-7

WASHINGTON — Unlike years past, Howard University’s homecoming celebration lacked a parade in the morning and a concert at night. Without the two traditional events, some members of the community worried the day would suffer from a lack of showmanship.

Luckily, N.C. A&T and running back Tarik Cohen were in town. The senior reversed fields and juked through the Bison defense to dazzle the crowd Saturday afternoon. Up front, the Aggies defensive line dominated on the way to a 34-7 victory.

“All week, we’ve been talking about Howard homecoming — scheduling us for homecoming was disrespect,” A&T defensive tackle Julian McKnight said. “We had to come in here and try to make a statement.”

Cohen rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, picking up his 5,000th career yard and fourth 1,000-yard season in the process. On the Aggies first offensive play of the second half, Cohen caught a screen pass, broke toward the left, then looped back down the right sideline. The 45-yard touchdown extended A&T’s lead to 27-0.


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