SALISBURY, N.C. — The No. 15 Winston-Salem State University Rams broke open a tight game at the half by scoring 33 unanswered second half points and using a stifling defensive effort to cruise to a 40-0 win over the Livingstone College Blue Bears Saturday afternoon in Salisbury, N.C.
The win moves the WSSU Rams to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the CIAA, and Livingstone falls to 2-6 overall and 1-5 in the CIAA.
The Rams got off to another slow start and uncharacteristically turned the ball over.
The No. 1 ranked Rams defense in the nation stood tall on this afternoon and after the fumble, held Livingstone. The Rams would finally get on the board in the second quarter on a Rudy Johnson to Chase Powell 26 yard strike for a score.
With only a 7-0 lead heading into the half, the Livingstone faithful were boisterous, trying to outdrown the Ram crowd which showed up in big numbers once again. WSSU would score on their second possession of the half, going on an 11 play, 97 yard drive that was capped off with a Rudy Johnson to Graham Love 12 yard pass to give WSSU a 14-0 lead.
The next series for Livingstone looked like it was about to end on another interception, as the Rams Daniel Mungin picked off a pass but fumbled scrambling for extra yards and the Blue Bears recovered. But it was short lived, as four plays later Jerome Junior successfully picked off another pass for WSSU.
DeShean Townsend led another scoring drive from 77 yards out on nine plays, as Joshua Glisson took a handoff and scored from four yards out to give the Rams the final score of 40-0.