DOVER, DE (October 23, 2021) — Redshirt sophomore Shaquan Davis finished with four (4) catches for 114-yards, while quarterback Corey Fields, Jr. threw 15-of-30 for 208-yards to lead South Carolina State to an, 13-7, win over Delaware State Saturday (Oct. 23rd) at Alumni Stadium.
Despite the win, it was a tough defensive battle on both sides of the ball with Hornets finishing with 244-yards total offense and the Bulldogs 235 on the day.
Freshman kicker Gavin Zimmerman put South Carolina State on the board early with back-to-back field goals of 24 and 22 yards to give the Bulldogs and 6-0 lead at the 8:55 mark in the second quarter.
Running back Jacory Benson’s 3-yard punch with 4:37 left in the second closed out the half with the Bulldogs leading 13-0. DSU responded on a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown by Charles Peeler at the 8:19 mark in the third quarter to close the gap 13-7.
The Bulldogs defense stood tall down the stretch to come away with a 13-7 win over a tough and feisty Hornet team.
Jablonski Green led the charge on defense with seven (7) tackles and 3 TFL, while Octaveon Minter added six (6) tackles along with two (2) sacks on the day. Sophomore defensive lineman Patrick Godbolt added five (5) tackles for loss in the win.
Next up, South Carolina State resumes Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play Saturday (Oct. 30th) on the road versus North Carolina Central at Eagle Stadium. Kick-off is at 2 p.m.