Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cohen, NCA&T Aggies set up showdown for MEAC title

DOVER, Delaware -- Tarik Cohen crossed the final victim off his list Saturday afternoon.

Cohen rushed for a pair of touchdowns and 221 yards on just 13 carries as N.C. A&T downed Delaware State 45-14 in a MEAC contest. The Aggies remained unbeaten in the MEAC at 7-0 and improved to 9-1 overall.

Cohen now has scored a touchdown against every team in the MEAC in his career.

“It goes to show the hard work I put in has paid off,” Cohen said. “When I first got here, I wasn’t expected to be the premier running back here or in the MEAC. That motivated me to become the running back I am today.”

The Aggies set themselves up for a winner-take-all matchup next Saturday at 2 p.m. at N.C. Central (7-0, 8-2) for the MEAC title.

“Delaware State gave us a really hard game,” Cohen said. “That will prepare us for how Central is going to play. We can’t make any mistakes. It’s all or nothing.”

Delaware State (0-7, 0-10) scored on its first drive before the Aggies responded with 28 unanswered points.


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