NORFOLK, VA—Corey Fields, Jr. threw for a game-high 21-of-34 for 250-yards and three (3) touchdowns to lead South Carolina State to the outright 2021 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship with an, 31-21, win over Norfolk State Saturday (Nov. 20th) at Dick Price Stadium.
With the win South Carolina State captures its 18th league title in school history, and 8th under the leadership of head coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough, the winningest head football coach in school history.
The Bulldog offense racked up amazing 422-yards total offense, along with sacking All-MEAC performer Juwan Carter five (5) times on the day.
Sophomore wide receiver led the way with nine (9) catches for 141-yards and three (3) touchdowns, while freshman running back Kendrell Flowers controlled the rushing attack with 32 carries for a season-high 172-yards and a touchdown.
BJ Davis spearheaded the defense with a game-high 14 tackles (7 solo), while senior linebacker Chad Gilchrist added 10 and Patrick Godbolt seven (7) in the win.
South Carolina State closes out the regular season with a 6-5 overall, 5-0 MEAC record, while Norfolk State drops to 6-5 overall, 2-3 in the league.
Next up South Carolina State will take on the SWAC Champion in the prestigious Celebration on Dec. 18th in Atlanta, GA at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in a 12 noon (EST) kick-off.