CIAA Football Week 9 Recaps

  • Bowie State 76, Lincoln 19
  • Virginia State 28, Chowan 0
  • Elizabeth City State 28, Virginia Union 21
  • Fayetteville State 34, Livingstone 31
  • St. Augustine’s 13, Johnson C. Smith 6
  • Winston-Salem State 28, Shaw 24

Virginia State 28, Chowan 0

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – Virginia State (8-1, 6-0) claimed the CIAA Northern Division title and a trip to the CIAA Championship game and Jordan Anderson became just the fourth Trojan in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season as Virginia State whitewashed Chowan (3-6, 2-4), 28-0 to extend its winning streak to seven.

Coach Latrell Scott’s team closes out the regular season on Nov. 9 when Virginia State hosts archrival Virginia Union at 2 p.m. at Rogers Stadium setting up the league championship game a week later.

Elizabeth City State 28, Virgina Union 21

RICHMOND, Va. — The Elizabeth City State University Vikings won their third straight with a 28-21 victory over Virginia Union University.

Although they only had 52 student-athletes active on the roster, the Vikings managed to extend their win streak against Virginia Union as they have defeated the Panthers eight straight times. The Panthers last defeated ECSU 14-6 in Richmond during the 2005 season. To continue reading full game and player highlights, click here.

ECSU (4-5, 4-2 CIAA) will return to action for Senior Day 2013 on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Vikings will close out the 2013 season against Bowie State University with their kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. at Roebuck Stadium.

Fayetteville State 34, Livingston 31

SALISBURY, N.C. – Fayetteville State (6-3 overall, 5-1 CIAA) faced a hungry Livingstone (2-7 overall, 1-6 CIAA) who had nothing to lose on their homecoming.

The Broncos scored the first touchdown but trailed 14-17 at halftime. The Blue Bears extended their lead to 24-14 after intermission; but FSU remained in close striking distance, regaining the lead late in the third quarter.

Fayetteville State will travel to the site of the 2013 CIAA Football Championships and play Winston-Salem State for the Southern Divisional Title and the rights to return for the conference crown.

St. Augustin’s 13, Johnson C. Smith 6

RALEIGH, N.C. – “It’s Senior Day, and you want to play well,” St. Aug Head Coach Michael Costa said. “You want the seniors to go out on a good note. The seniors stepped in and did what they needed to do.”

Chris Roberts (R-Soph./Albany, Ga.) recorded 3.5 sacks for the Falcons, who snapped a two-game losing streak to improve to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the CIAA. The Golden Bulls fell to 4-5 overall and 2-5 in the CIAA after dropping their fourth consecutive game. The Falcons have beaten the Golden Bulls three consecutive times at home.

“I think we played one of the best defensive games we’ve played in a long time,” Costa said.

Winston-Salem State 28, Shaw 24

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — No. 13 Winston-Salem State’s Rudy Johnson found freshman Chase Powell down the left sideline and Powell powered his way into the endzone with :59 remaining, to give the Rams a 28-24 come from behind victory over Shaw University. With the win, WSSU moves to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in CIAA play, while Shaw falls to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in CIAA play.

Winston-Salem State’s win sets up a showdown with Fayetteville State in its regular-season finale on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Bowman Gray Stadium. The winner will clinch the Southern Division title and play in the CIAA title game versus the Trojans of Virginia State on Nov. 16 in Bowman Gray Stadium.

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