The Fort Valley State Wildcats continued to stand out from the competition on Saturday with a dominant 56-28 win over the Morehouse. Meanwhile, the Tigers continue their season-long downward spiral as they remain winless on the season.
The Wildcats were able to dominate thanks to their dominance on both sides of the ball. However, it wasn’t that way for the entire game, as the first half was actually pretty close. Fort Valley State led 21-14 at halftime and managed to break things open in the third quarter with 21 points.
Most of Fort Valley State’s points came thanks to Emanuel Wilson, who scored on a 60-yard run and caught a 54-yard pass from Kelvin Durham. All in all, Wilson had nine rushes for 129 yards and two touchdowns and three catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Durham went 15-for-25 for 255 yards and five touchdowns in a virtuoso performance.
Even though they were blown out again, the Maroon Tigers, at the very least, found some kind of life on offense. They were able to keep the game close for a while, thanks to two rushing touchdowns from Charlie Daniels. Unfortunately, it meant nothing as Morehouse is one of two teams in the SIAC East that are winless.
Up next for the Wildcats is another Atlanta-based HBCU, the Clark Atlanta Panthers. After that, they will play in the Macon Central City HBCU Football Classic against the Savannah State Tigers and the 32nd Annual Fountain City Classic against the Albany State Golden Rams.
The Maroon Tigers will have three more chances to get their first win of the year, but it won’t be easy against two of the top-three teams in the SIAC East at Benedict College and Albany State University. They will end their season against Clark Atlanta in a game where they will honor their seniors.