Saturday, November 26, 2016

S.C. State Bulldogs Closeout Season With 28-7 Win Over Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- The South Carolina State Bulldogs secured another Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) winning season with a, 28-0, victory over Bethune-Cookman Saturday (Nov.26) at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium.

South Carolina State ends the season at 5-6 overall, 5-3 in the MEAC/Tied 3rd with Hampton.

"I like to congratulate my team—the defense played very well and we made a decision to do something different with playing Moody at quarterback—and we were successful," said head coach Buddy Pough."

Redshirt junior wide receiver Mykal Moody who made the switch to quarterback Saturday, led a Bulldog offense with 321-yards total offense and rushed for 141-yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns. Senior running back Dondre Brown finished with 9 rushes for 70-yards in the win.

"The Moody thing (playing Moody) was an internal deal (with coaches). We made the decision on Tuesday., said Pough. We wanted to try something different and now we hope to build on it for the future."

Junior linebacker Darius Leonard led a feisty Bulldog defense with a game-high 12 tackles (9 solo), 1.5 -sacks for 12-yards, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, while linebacker's Tyler Smith and Dayshawn Taylor added five (5) tackles each.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 14-7 lead on a pair of touchdown runs by Moody of 11-yards and 21-yards. BC-U got on the board with a 29-yard toss from sophomore quarterback Akevious Williams to Jamie Wilson.

Moody connected with freshman wide receiver De'Montrez Burroughs on a 29-yard touchdown with 3:15 remaining in the third quarter. Moody seal the victory on a 12-yard scamper with 11:00 minutes remaining in regulation to give SC State a 28-7 victory over visiting Bethune-Cookman.

Pough stated, "2016 was a disappointing year, but I am happy our guys finished strong. We have a lot of guys who got some experience and that will help us next year."

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