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