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Charleston Southern 46, Tusculum 23

November 9, 1996

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Freshman Chad Lashley ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns in a 46-23 victory over Tusculum, breaking a five-game losing streak for the Buccaneers.

Charleston Southern piled up 352 rushing yards and 501 yards in total offense against the Pioneers, who extended their losing streak to five games.

Lashley’s yards was the first time a Buccaneer broke 100 yards on the ground since 1994. His scoring runs of 32 and 5 yards both came in third quarter.

Charleston quarterback Andy Tarr scored the game’s first points off a quarterback sneak. Clint Kelly also hit a 27-yard field goal to make the score 9-0 in the first quarter.

The Pioneers’ first score came on a 5-yard run by Stacey Allen. But Charleston Southern (2-6) came back with 17 unanswered points. Kelly hit a 22-yard field goal, Kent Mance returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown, and Richard Lawhon scored on a 1-yard run, all in the second quarter.

Lance Miller scored a 6-yard touchdown for the Buccaneers to offset another Allen 27-yard scoring run for Tusculum (1-8) and a Craig Harvey 8-yard touchdown pass to Fess Hall.

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