Local College Football Briefs 10-30

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    Fort Valley Hangs On To Defeat Morehouse

    The Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College fell behind early, rallied late, then ran out of time, before falling, 26-19, to the Fort Valley State Wildcats at Homecoming on Oct. 27.

    Two of the Morehouse touchdowns came by way of big plays. One was a 68-yard fumble recovery touchdown run by linebacker Elijah Anderson. The other was a 97-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Donnay Ragland to Devon Mann.

    With the Wildcat lead at seven, and a full quarter of football left, hope was for a Maroon Tiger homecoming comeback that was almost realized.

    With under a minute left to play the Maroon Tigers recovered a fumble on the Wildcat 20 yard line, however, FVSU linebacker Lerron Furr then intercepted a MHC pass on the 11-yard line with 29 seconds left to secure the win for the Wildcats.

    Furr ended the game with eight tackles and a sack while Bernard Little finished with a game-high 13 total tackles – four of which were for losses.

    Offensively, Henton threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns while Slaughter had 120 yards receiving. Freshman Germaine Tait had his first 100 yard rushing performance as he ran for 116 yards on 22 carries. In addition to his scoop and score, Anderson tied for a team-high nine tackles, collected one-and-a-half sacks and forced a fumble. Demario Dixon and Russell Ellington also had nine tackles.
    Morehouse fell to 2-7 (1-5 SIAC); Fort Valley improved to 7-2 (5-1 SIAC).

    CAU Falls 14-0 To Visiting Tuskegee

    The Clark Atlanta University Panthers held strong defensively despite a 14-0 loss to conference foe Tuskegee University in their final home game of the season on Oct. 27 at Panther Stadium.

    CAU (2-7, SIAC 2-5) struggled on offense with only 133 total yards compared to Tuskegee’s 350.

    The one bright spot was CAU defense, with linebacker Bernard Williams accumulating a game-high 11 tackles including eight solo tackles, followed by Avon Waters’eight tackles and one sack.

    No. 12 UGA Sacks No. 3 Florida, 17-9

    The Georgia Bulldogs forced six turnovers in beating the No. 3 Florida Gators 17-9 in Jacksonville, giving UGA control of their destiny to return to the SEC Championship.

    The 12th-ranked Bulldogs took down the No. 3 Florida Gators in SEC action on Oct. 27 in front of a sellout crowd during the nationally televised CBS game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.

    With the win, Georgia keeps its SEC Title hopes alive, improving to 7-1 on the season and 5-1 in league play. Florida drops to 7-1 on the year and 6-1 in the SEC.

    UGA quarterback Aaron Murray finished with 150 yards on 12-of-24 passing. Malcolm Mitchell was Murray’s top target, finishing with 74 yards and a touchdown on five catches. Todd Gurley finished with 118 yards on the ground on 26 attempts.

    Georgia’s defense was led by Jarvis Jones who finished with 13 tackles, five tackles for a loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles. Shawn Williams, Mike Gilliard, Alec Ogletree and Amarlo Herrera each finished with six tackles.

    Georgia Tech Falls To BYU, 41-17

    Jamaal Williams scored four touchdowns, quarterback Riley Nelson accounted for two TDs and Brigham Young snapped a two-game losing streak with a 41-17 victory over Georgia Tech on Oct. 27.

    The Cougars (5-4) held Tech’s triple-option attack without a rushing touchdown for the first time in two years and without an offensive touchdown for the first time since 2008.

    The Yellow Jackets (3-5) have lost three of four, and their offense failed on all 10 of its third-down attempts against BYU while their defense was gouged for 411 yards.

    GSU Comeback Falls Short Against JMU

    Georgia State’s late comeback fell short as the Panthers dropped to ninth-ranked James Madison, 28-21, on Oct. 27 at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va.

    After falling behind 28-7, GSU (1-8, 1-5) scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull within 28-21, and had one final possession with 56 seconds left but JMU (6-2, 4-1) held on for the victory.

    Tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi caught a five-yard touchdown pass with 10:47 left and then set up another touchdown when he ran 54 yards on a fake punt. Travis Evans, playing for injured running back Donald Russell, rushed for a career-high 98 yards for the Panthers, and back Rosevelt Watson ran for a TD and passed for another TD.

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