SC State dominates NC Central, 44-3
Posted October 10, 2013
Updated October 11, 2013
Durham, N.C. — North Carolina Central put up little resistance Thursday night as the South Carolina State Bulldogs dominated in a 44-3 win at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham.
SC State got two touchdowns from freshman running back Xavier Quick and wide receiver Tyler McDonald moved within one reception of the school’s all-time record as the Bulldogs won their fifth consecutive game and improved to 3-0 in MEAC play.
For NC Central, they were held to just 33 yards in the first half and 105 for the game as they fell to 3-3 on the year and 1-1 in conference play. Slideshow: NC Central falls to SC State, 44-3
Overcoming a turnover on their first possession, SC State marched 60 yards on five plays on their second drive, finding the end zone on a 36-yard reception by Dennis Rowe as they took a 7-0 lead they never lost.
The Bulldogs added a field goal and a 2-yard run from Quick as their lead grew to 17-0 after one quarter. McDonald, who entered the game 11 receptions behind Oliver (Tre’) Young for the SC State record in receptions, ended the night with 10 for 70 yards.
The Eagles defense surrendered another 2-yard Quick score and a 9-yard touchdown by Justin Taylor as the halftime deficit was 34-3.
NC Central, who had won three of their last four games under interim head coach Dwayne Foster entering Thursday, amassed just 40 yards of total offense on 44 plays through three quarters. Their first play of the fourth quarter went for 50 yards into SC State territory before the drive stalled.
NC Central quarterback Jordan Reid ended the night 9-for-25 for 116 yards and was sacked five times.
SC State quarterback Richard Cue finished the night 18-for-27 for 191 yards and a touchdown. Quick, Taylor, Charles Brown and Dondre Freeman-Lewis combined to run for 226 yards and four scores out of the backfield.
NC Central will be at home again on Oct. 19 for their homecoming game against Morgan State.