There won’t be any suspense in the CIAA Southern Divsion heading into the final week, for once.
Fayetteville State pummeled Livingstone 45-7 on its homecoming, while Shaw knocked off Winston-Salem State on its homecoming in Durham 26-21. The two games hand FSU the crown as even a loss to WSSU next week would keep FSU with the top record in the divison.
The Broncos jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back, holding the Blue Bears scoreless until Wynton Parris hit Anthony Faraimo for a 22 yard score early in the fourth quarter.
Collyn Anderson threw three touchdown passes, including a 51 yard bomb to Johnny Glaspie in the fourth quarter to end the scoring. Anderson completed 13 of 21 passes for 280 yards and Glaspie came up with a touchdown on the ground as well.
Shaw outlasts WSSU
WSSU and Shaw had several momentum swings in the game.
The first half belonged exclusively to Shaw, as it used a 20-play, 94 yard drive to take a 7-0 lead on a touchdown pass from Keon Marsh to Daniel Bender. WSSU freshman quarterback Dominique Graves was picked off by Kevin Sherman who returned the ball 82 yards for a score to take a 14-0 lead at halftime.
WSSU would scored 14 in a row to tie the game before Marquise Gorham caught a four-yard score that put Shaw up 20-14 after the missed PAT.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter, with WSSU briefly taking a 21-20 lead before Marsh hit Gorham for a 25 yard score to give his team the five point lead. WSSU’s last drive stalled on fourth-and-eight, giving Shaw the win.