HAMPTON, Va. – North Carolina Central University junior safety Davanta Reynolds’ second interception of the day came in the end zone with 37 seconds left to preserve a 14-6 road victory over Hampton University at Armstrong Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The NCCU defense also put points on the scoreboard when senior Ja’Quan Smith deflected a pass that was intercepted and returned by sophomore Kawuan Cox for a 6-yard go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter.
Just before intermission, the Eagles’ offense found the end zone when freshman quarterback Chauncey Caldwell fired a strike over the middle of the field to senior receiver Jacen Murphy for a 27-yard touchdown. Murphy finished with seven catches for 145 yards, his second straight 100-yard receiving game (10 receptions for 189 yards, 2 TD last week vs. Delaware State).
Senior linebacker Reggie Hunter collected a game-high 11 tackles with a sack, while senior lineman Roderick Harris tallied six takedowns, including 3.5 hits for a loss with a sack and a forced fumble. Reynolds’ added four tackles, including a sack, to go along with his two picks, the fifth and sixth of the season for the junior safety.
Up next, NCCU hosts Bethune-Cookman in the Eagles’ final home game of the season on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
Courtesy: NCCU Athletics