Saturday, October 15, 2016

SCSU defense helps Bulldogs to 14-9 victory over Howard

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a game in which its offense struggled all day, South Carolina State got a big lift from its defense to edge Howard 14-9 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest at Greene Stadium Saturday.

The Bulldog defense, paced by redshirt junior Darius Leonard, forced six Howard turnovers, including five interceptions in slowing the Bison, who outgained S.C. State 350-174 in total yards. Coach Buddy Pough’s team was limited to just 53 yards passing and 121 yards on the ground.

Leonard and redshirt senior safety Phillip Henry had two of the five picks each, one of which he returned 64 yards for the first score of the game. Tyler Scandrett’s point-after-touchdown gave S.C. State a 7-0 lead with 6:19 to play in the second period.

The Bulldogs' only other score came wit 12:41 to play when sophomore quarterback Caleb York connected with Mykal Moody for a five-yard scoring ...


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