HBCU Classic Sports

          July 2024

Football Edition, Volume I

MEAC FOOTBALL

Celebration Bowl

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Standings

School 

Coach 

Conf. 

Overall 

Pct. 

NC Central 

Trei Oliver 

4-1

9-3

.750

Howard

Larry Scott

4-1

6-6

.500

Morgan State

Damon Wilson

3-2

4-6

.400

SC State

Buddy Pough

2-3

4-7

.364

Norfolk  State 

Dawson Odums

2-3

4-7

.364

Delaware State

Lee Hull

0-5

1-10

.091

Individual Leaders

Rushing

Player 

School 

YPC 

TD 

YDS/G 

 Jawarn Howell

SC State

 8.1

 7

 78.5

Latrell Collier

NC Central4.7

 8

 62.2

 Davius Richard

 NC Central

 5.8

 15

 57.9

Marquis Gillis

 Delaware State

 5.1

 5

66.5

Eden James

Howard

 5.8

 2

63.8

 Jared Hunter

 Howard

 4.5

 8

54.7

Passing

Player 

School 

TD 

EFF 

 Quinton Williams

 Howard

 16

 135.6

 Davius Richard

 NC Central

 20

 150.8

 Otto Kuhns

Norfolk State

 12

 117.8

 Marquis Adams

 Delaware State

 9

 131.7

 Corey Fields

 SC State

 8

 129.5

Tahj Smith

 Morgan State

 3

 102.7

Receiving

Player 

School 

Rec. 

TD 

Avg/G 

 Devin Smith

NC Central

 34

 4

 45.9

Justin Smith-Brown

SC State

 23

 4

 41.7

 Kasey Hawthorne

Howard

 35

5

 50.4

 Joaquin Davis

NC Central

 33

6

 36.7

NyGhee Lolly

 Delaware State

 29

 2

 27.5

Quentin McCall

NC Central

 16

 1

 25.3

DEFENSE

Tackles-Sacks

Player 

School 

Solo 

TFL 

Sacks 

Jayden Flaker

NC Central

 47

 9.0

 4.5

Eric Hunter

Morgan State47

 9.5

 3.0

 Aaron Smith

 SC State

 50

 11.0

 5.0

 Elijah Williams

Delaware State

 31

 11.0

 7.0

 Patrick Godbolt

 SC State

 14

 13.0

 1.0

Kendrick DuJour

NC Central

 14

 8.0

 4.5

Passes Defensed

Player 

School 

INT 

PD 

TD 

Terron Mallory

 Norfolk State

 4

 6

 0

Jason Chambers

NC Central

 3

 9

 0

Jordan Toles

 Morgan State

 3

 5

 1

Jae’Veyon Morton

  Morgan State

 2

 9

 0

Jamare Benjamin

 SC State

 2

 6

 1

Kenny Gallop

 Howard

 2

 5

 0

2023 All-MEAC Football Team

Offense

Davius Richard

QB

NC Central

Latrell Collier

RB

NC Central

Jawarn Howell

RB

SC State

Devin Smith

WR

NC Central

Kasey Hawthorne

WR

Howard

Keshawn Toney

TE

SC State

Toricelli Simpkins

C

NC Central

Da’Metrius Weatherspoon

OL

Howard

Da’Quan Thomas

OL

NC Central

Nick Taiste

OL

SC State

Anim Dunkwah

OL

Howard

Source: meacsports.com

courtesy: NC Central Athletics

2023 MEAC Coach of the Year

NC Central Head Coach, Trei Oliver (29-18) wins second consecutive MEAC Coach of the Year award.         (courtesy: nccueaglepride.com)

Richmond Offense Explodes in Second Half

Richmond Spiders (9-3) offense outscores NC Central (9-3) by 28 points in second half; wins 7th consecutive.  (courtesy:richmondspiders.com)

No. 14 NCCU Eagles Cruise Past Hornets

NCCU Eagles (9-2) finish strong, total 669 total yds. in rout over Delaware Hornets (1-9) in Durham, NC.         (courtesy:nccueaglepride.com)

Howard Dominates No. 7 North Carolina Central

Revenge is best served cold. Howard Bison (5-5) open a can on NC Central (8-2) in Greene Stadium, WDC.   (courtesy:hubison.com)

No. 9 NCCU Celebrates Homecoming Win

NC Central Eagles (8-1) look Celebration Bowl ready, pull away from Norfolk Spartans (2-7) late.    (courtesy:nccueaglepride.com)

NC Central Eagles Blow Out SC State

Eagles Surge Past Morgan in 2nd Half

NCCU Eagles Pluck Top Ranked Elon Phoenix

NCCU Eagles Prevail in OT Over Campbell

NCCU Eagles (4-1) QB, Davius Richard accounts for 5 TDs, 351 yds., fends off Campbell Camels (2-3).

UCLA Bruins Pluck NCCU Eagles

UCLA Bruins (3-0) offense discombobulates NCCU Eagles (3-1) total 404 rushing yards.

NCCU Eagles Defeat Rival NC A&T

NC Central (2-0) defense pitches shut out in 2nd half; NC A&T Aggies (0-2) held to 51 passing yds.     (courtesy:nccueaglepride.com)

NCCU Eagles Cruise to Win over WSSU Rams

NC Central Eagles (1-0) jump out to 37 pt. halftime lead, call dogs off WSSU Rams (0-1).     (courtesy:nccueaglepride.com)

2022 MEAC Coach of the Year

Coach Trei Oliver wins Black College National Championship in only 3rd season as head football coach.(courtesy: nccueaglepride.com)

courtesy: SC State Athletics

SC State Names Chennis Berry Head Coach

HBCU Legend Buddy Pough Retires

SC State Head Coach, Oliver “Buddy” Pough (151-93) retires as school’s All-time Winningest Football Coach.    (courtesy:scsuathletics.com)

Bears Shock Bulldogs With Late Kick Return

Morgan Bears defense (4-5) stuns SC State Bulldogs (4-6) secure 4 turnovers for victory in Orangeburg, SC.    (courtesy:morganstatebears.com)

Bulldogs Secure 27-24 Win Over Bison

SC State (4-5) RB, Jawarn Howell, rushes for 283 yds., 3 TDs, diminish Howard (4-5) MEAC hopes.   (courtesy:scsuathletics.com)

NC Central Blows Out SC State

Tennesee Tech Tops SC State Bulldogs

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (2-4) roar back, shut down SC State Bulldogs (2-4) in Orangeburg, SC.   (courtesy:ttusports.com)

SC State Bulldogs Take Bite Out of Citadel

Yellow Jackets Sting SC State Bulldogs

Georgia Tech Ramblin’ Wreck (2-0) runs over SC State Bulldogs (0-3) total 578 offensive yards.   (courtesy:ramblinwreck.com)

Jackson State Tigers Pound Bulldogs

  Coach Taylor (1-0) era begins with bang, dominates SC State (0-1) in MEAC/SWAC Kickoff in Atlanta, Ga.               (courtesy:gojsutigers.com)

Rams Have Another Flashy Corner

LA Rams 4th Rd. pick, FCS All-American, Decobie Durant, SC State, is a playmaker.

(courtesy: LA Times)

2021 MEAC Coach of the Year

    SC State,  Coach “Buddy” Pough, undefeated in MEAC play; wins Black College National Championship.      (courtesy: scsuathletics.com)

courtesy: Howard Athletics

FAMU Rattlers Win Celebration Bowl

FAMU Rattlers (12-1) strike in 4Q, pull away from feisty Howard Bison (6-6) in Atlanta, GA, before 41,108.     (courtesy:famuathletics.com)

Howard Earns First Trip to Celebration Bowl

Coach Larry Scott breaks through, leads Howard (6-5) to MEAC championship in win over Morgan St. (4-6).   (courtesy:hubison.com)

Howard Dominates No. 7 North Carolina Central

Revenge is best served cold. Howard Bison (5-5) open a can on NC Central (8-2) in Greene Stadium, WDC.   (courtesy:hubison.com)

Howard Pulls Out Homecoming Win

No. 18 Harvard Crimson Unravel Bison, Go 5-0

Harvard Crimson (5-0) take 38-0, 3Q lead, discombobulate Howard Bison (2-4) fumble, bumble game away.    (courtesy:gocrimson.com)

Howard Bison Roll Past Robert Morris

Howard Bison (2-2) finish the deal, rumble past Robert Morris Colonials (2-3) in Moon Township, PA.   (courtesy:hubison.com)

Hampton Tops Howard in Battle of the Real HU

Wow. Hampton Pirates (2-1) late 4Q rally forces Howard Bison (1-2) to walk the plank.   (courtesy:hamptonpirates.com)

Howard Bison Win Home Opener in Style

Howard Bison (1-1) get off the schneid, run up 613 total yds. on DII, Morehouse Tigers (0-2) in WDC.  (courtesy:hubison.com)

Eastern Michigan Fends Off Howard Bison

courtesy: Delaware State Athletics

Mallory Makes History as Spartans Rout DSU

   Norfolk Spartans (3-7) earn 1st MEAC win, take 34-7 halftime lead; Delaware Hornets (1-9) reeling in Dover.      (courtesy:nsuspartans.com)

Richmond Spiders Dominate Delaware State

Bowie Bulldogs Upset Delaware State

 courtesy: Morgan State Athletics

Howard Earns First Trip to Celebration Bowl

 Coach Larry Scott breaks through, leads Howard (6-5) to MEAC championship in win over Morgan (4-6).      (courtesy:hubison.com)

Bears Shock Bulldogs With Late Kick Return

Morgan Bears defense (4-5) stuns SC State Bulldogs (4-6) secure 4 turnovers for victory in Orangeburg.   (courtesy:morganstatebears.com)

Tahj Smith Leads Bears past Delaware State

Morgan Bears (3-5) win 2nd consecutive, hold off feisty Delaware Hornets (1-8) in Baltimore, MD.    (courtesy:morganstatebears.com)

NC Central Prevails in Slugfest

Yale Bulldogs Blow Out Morgan Bears

Akron Stuns Morgan with Last Minute Heist

Damn, damn, damn. Akron Zips (1-1) force fumble, recover for last second TD; spoil Morgan St. (1-1) upset.       (courtesy:gozips.com)

courtesy: Norfolk State Athletics

Mallory Makes History as Spartans Rout DSU

   Norfolk Spartans (3-7) earn 1st MEAC win, take 34-7 halftime lead; Delaware Hornets (1-9) reeling in Dover.     (courtesy:nsuspartans.com)

No. 9 NCCU Celebrates Homecoming Win

NC Central Eagles (8-1) look Celebration Bowl ready, pull away from Norfolk Spartans (2-7) late.   (courtesy:nccueagles.com)

Tigers Defeat Norfolk for Homecoming

Tennessee State Tigers (4-2) total 212 rushing yds. to fend off Norfolk Spartans (2-4) in Nashville, TN.   (courtesy:tsutigers.com)

NC A&T Aggies Hold Off Norfolk Spartans

 NC A&T Aggies (1-3) get off the schneid, garner first win for Coach Vincent Brown over NSU Spartans (2-3).    (courtesy:ncataggies.com)

Temple Owls Shut Down Norfolk State

Norfolk Stuns Hampton in Battle of the Bay

DII Virginia State Upsets Norfolk in Opener