The final score of Winston-Salem State’s homecoming win on Saturday made the game seem like more of a blowout than it was. WSSU struggled with turnovers and penalties in the first half before going in to overdrive to come away with a 36-13 win over St. Augustine’s on Saturday.
WSSU picked up its fifth-straight win in front of an announced crowd of over 16,000 at Bowman Gray Stadium. Quarterback Phil Sims threw three touchdowns while quarterback Rudy Johnson, who started the game, threw three interceptions.
The Rams led 20-6 at halftime despite those three first-half interceptions, but a 10 yard touchdown pass from Cyril Davis to Jordan Turkvant with under six minutes left in the third quarter cut the Falcon’s deficit to a seven points.
WSSU would respond with a 10 play, 58 yard drive that ended with a four yard touchdown pass from Sims to Jerry Goodson. It would follow that up with a seven yard score by senior Maurice Lewis, his second of the day.
WSSU improves to 6-1, and will host Southern Division rival Livingstone Saturday at Bowman Gray in its home finale.