WILBERFORCE, OHIO – Freshman quarterback David Wright recorded season highs in completions (38), attempts (57), yards (455) and touchdowns (4) to power Allen University over Central State University, 46-34, on Saturday at McPherson Memorial Stadium.
Wright connected with six different receivers and rushed for 65 yards on 19 attempts (3.4 avg.) for one touchdown to help AU (3-2) total 616 yards on offense.
Freshman wide receiver Jamal Jones finished with a season and game high 172 receiving yards with 13 receptions and two touchdowns. Wright connected with Jones in the 4th quarter to cap AU’s scoring en rout to the win.
Freshman running back Beau Herrington added 12 receptions for 120 yards. Julius Pearson scored one touchdown and hauled in two receptions for 59 yards. Joshua Vaughn had four receptions for 48 yards and one touchdown.
AU led 40 – 28 at the half before CSU (1-3, 0-2 SIAC) closed the gap, 40-34, after Dalane Brown scored on a 28-yard reception from Tyriq Henderson.
Henderson helped the Marauders gain 459 yards of total offense while completing 25-of-40 pass attempts for 320 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for a score to give the Marauders their first lead of the game 12-8 in the first quarter with 8:12 remaining.
Brown scored two touchdowns and finished with three receptions for 47 yards. Demonte Dunlap rushed for a game high 120 yards on 16 rush attempts (7.5 avg.) and scored on 45-yard run to give CSU a 26-22 lead in the first quarter.
Said Sidibe hauled in nine receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown and Derell Williams racked up 103 yards from four catches.
Jamal Holloway led CSU on defense with six tackles, three pass break-ups, two sacks and a forced fumble. Bryan Sarente and Justice Merritt each finished with nine tackles.
Next, Allen Univeristy will travel to Atlanta, Ga. to face Clark Atlanta University. The game is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m.