Savannah State beats SC State for 1st time since 2001
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Freshman D’Vonn Gibbons threw for 267 yards and two scores to help Savannah State beat South Carolina State 34-10 on Saturday in a season finale for both teams.
It was the Tigers’ first victory over the Bulldogs since 2001.
Jaylen McCloud added 39 yards rushing and a score for Savannah State (3-8, 3-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which won three of its last four games. His 6-yard run opened the scoring and Paris Baker’s 90-yard catch-and-run made it 14-0 midway through the first quarter.
Tino Smith’s 5-yard touchdown grab on the first play of the fourth quarter made it 27-10 and Terrance McCray capped the scoring with a 27-yard interception return.
Dewann Ford was just 14-of-33 passing for 178 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for SC State (3-7, 2-6). LeBron Morris added 75 yards rushing on 13 carries.