CIAA: Virginia State 34, Lincoln 14

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. — Virginia State (7-1, 5-0) extended its winning streak to six with a 34-14 win at Lincoln (Pa.) (1-7, 0-5) in a CIAA Northern Division match-up. The Trojans spoiled Lincoln’s Homecoming by putting up points in each quarter while defeating the Lions for the 10th consecutive time.

Jordan Anderson scored three touchdowns and rushed for 150 yards while Lincoln receiver Akeem Jordan caught 12 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in the contest.

On its first possession, Virginia State drove 65 yards on seven plays culminating in Anderson’s one-yard touchdown run. Shawn Hunt’s extra point gave The Trojans a 7-0 with 8:32 left in the opening quarter. Lincoln got on the scoreboard on a three-yard pass from Doug Cook to Anthony Green on the first play of the second quarter. The Lions two-point conversion attempt failed leaving the Trojans with a 7-6 advantage.

The Virginia State defense registered its sixth score of the season when Ronald Lewis picked up a Lincoln fumble and rambled 71 yards for a touchdown to extend Virginia State’s lead.

Starting quarterback Justin Thorpe gave way to Tarian Ayres, who saw his first significant action of the season. Ayres showed poise by engineering two third-quarter touchdown drives and another in the fourth quarter as the Trojans took control.

The Trojans drove 69 yards on 10 plays highlighted by Anderson’s two-yard scoring run. Later in the quarter, Jaivon Smallwood hauled in an 18-yard pass from Ayres in the end zone extending the lead to 27-6. After Smallwood caught a 59-yard pass from Ayres on a third-and-13 play for a first down, Anderson tip-toed his way into the end zone from 13 yards out, his third touchdown of the game, to give the Trojans a commanding 34-6 advantage. Jordan caught a three-yard scoring pass to close out the scoring.

The Trojans play at Chowan next Saturday in a CIAA contest.

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