FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville State celebrates its homecoming and sole rights to the 2018 CIAA Southern Division title with a 45-7 victory over Livingstone in Luther “Nick” Jeralds Stadium.
The Broncos (6-1 overall, 5-0 CIAA) received a little help from Shaw University when the Bears defeated Winston-Salem State University on national television 26-21 in Durham, NC. FSU will host the Rams (4-4, 3-2) next Saturday at 1:00 pm on the same ASPiRE Network. The Broncos have claimed back-to-back divisional titles in Head Coach Richard Hayes’s third season at the helm.
Stevie Green scored the first points of the game with a four-yard run into the end zone with 12:58 on the first quarter clock. Green finished the game as the leading rusher with 45 yards on 18 carries.
Collyn Anderson had a complete game with 42 yards rushing on seven totes and 280 yards passing from 13 completions with three (3) touchdowns.
Anderson threw his first touchdown to Jalen Gavin, who scored from 11 yards out. Brandon Smith hauled in a 43-yard touchdown which gave the Broncos a 28-0 halftime lead. With 6:48 left in the game, Johnnie Glaspie pulled in a 51-yard long ball.
The touchdown catch was Glaspie’s second time in the end zone. He ran a 23-yard touchdown with 1:26 left in the first quarter.
After intermission, Tyeous Sharpe returned a punt 62 yards for his second special teams’ touchdown of the season.
David Lamb made all six extra-point kicks and a 25-yard field goal.
Livingstone (2-6 overall, 0-5 CIAA) scored in the fourth quarter. The score came from a Wynton Parris 22-yard throw to Anthony Faraimo.
Fayetteville State finished the game with 410 yards of total offense compared to the Blue Bears 129. FSU threw for 208 and ran for 130. LC had a net 35 yards rushing.
The CIAA Championship game will be played on Saturday, November 10th in Salem, Virginia. Tickets can be purchased in advance through ticketmaster.com.