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MONTGOMERY, AL.— After a long hiatus, South Carolina State returned to the field in impressive style knocking off SWAC foe Alabama State 14-7 on the road.

South Carolina State improves to 2-1 overall, while the Hornets drop to 2-2 on the season.

The Bulldogs defense played lights out on the day holding Alabama State scoreless until late in the fourth quarter when quarterback Ryan Nettles connected on a 9-yard toss to wide receiver Wallace Corker with 3:05 remaining.

South Carolina State was able to strike first on a 12-yard scamper by Alex James at the 11:44 mark in the first quarter. Corey Fields’ 17-yard touchdown pass to Shaquan Davis with 1:17 remaining in regulation sealed the victory for the Bulldogs.

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James finished 12 carries for 55-yards, while Quincy Hill added 9 carries for 41 yards on the day. Davis led the receiving corps with three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown.

BJ Davis spearheaded the defense with a team-high nine tackles and a sack, while senior defensive back Zafir Kelley locked down the secondary with six (6) tackles and two (2) interceptions on the day.

Courtesy: South Carolina State Athletics


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