For the second year in a row, Winston-Salem State and Tuskegee entered their matchup against each other hoping to brand themselves as the premiere HBCU program at the Division II level. And for the second year in a row, WSSU came out on top, though it had to fight a little longer against a scrappy Tuskegee squad.
The two teams went into halftime tied, but WSSU’s defense kept Tuskegee out of the endzone while its offense added two touchdowns for a 24-13 win at Bowman Gray Stadium.
Though quarterbacks Phil Sims and Rudy Johnson have dominated the headlines so far for WSSU, it was the running game that accounted for all three of its touchdowns. Running backs Mustafa Green and Maurice Lewis each found the endzone, as did Sims via his legs. Green led WSSU with 59 yards rushing.
Tuskegee drops to 1-2 with the loss, while Winston-Salem State improves to 2-1.
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