Fight for the 919: Tailgate to 5th Quarter from NCCU vs Shaw
Eagles and Bears square up in O’Kelly Riddick Stadium.
NCCU and Shaw met up in Durham for HBCU bragging rights to the 919 area code. We combined the sports and culture in this unique highlight video to give you a full bodied HBCU experience. Check out the highlights then get the story, stats and social feeds.
Courtesy of NCCU Athletics
DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University amassed 393 yards of total offense and kept Shaw University off the scoreboard in a 41-0 win in the Eagles’ home-opener at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on Saturday.
9,141 fans watched a pair of NCCU freshmen account for four of the team’s five touchdowns. Redshirt freshman running back Isaiah Totten rushed for 66 yards with two 25-yard trips to the end zone. True freshman quarterback Chauncey Caldwell ran for 63 yards with a 13-yard score and completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver David Miller.
The Eagles’ other touchdown was contributed by junior running back Dorrel McClain on a 1-yard scamper, which was set up by a 27-yard catch by sophomore receiver Xavier McKoy.
Leading the charge in NCCU’s shutout performance was senior defensive end Antonio Brown with six tackles, including 3.5 hits for a loss and two sacks, along with a fumble recovery. Ruben Saunders and Davanta Reynolds topped the Eagles with seven takedowns apiece, while Reynolds added an interception.
Shaw (0-2) managed 156 yards of total offense, with 102 passing yards and 54 rushing yards. The closest the Bears got to the end zone was the NCCU 42-yard line.
NCCU has a bye week before returning home for a Thursday night ESPNU televised contest on Sept. 21 versus MEAC foe South Carolina State University. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium.
FINAL SCORE: NCCU 41, Shaw 0. pic.twitter.com/0TZR16lrut
— NCCU Athletics (@NCCUAthletics) September 10, 2017
— Shaw Athletics (@ShawBears) September 10, 2017