Scores

Final

Savannah State 9

(0-4, 0-2 MEAC)

Howard 56

(3-1, 2-0 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, September 29, 2012

William H. Greene Stadium, Washington, DC

1 2 3 4 T
SAV 0 3 6 09
HOW 7 21 28 056

Top Performers

Passing: V. Hardison (SAV) - 137 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Freeman (HOW) - 13 CAR, 212 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Cook (SAV) - 5 REC, 72 YDS

Howard 56, Savannah St. 9

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Aquanius Freeman carried 13 times for 212 yards and two touchdowns as Howard routed winless Savannah State 56-9 Saturday.

Freeman amassed the highest rushing total for the Bison (3-1, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) since Antoine Rutherford's 230 against Norfolk State in 2003.

Randy Liggins, who was forced out of Howard's win over Norfolk State last week by back spasms, completed 9 of 13 passes for 85 yards and carried 10 times for 70 yards, including second-quarter touchdowns of 12 and 29 yards.

The Tigers (0-4, 0-2) didn't score until Preston McCarthy's 33-yard field goal on the first half's final play made it 28-3.

Howard quickly padded its lead to 35-3 in the third quarter when Devin Rollins returned a blocked Savannah State punt 23 yards for a touchdown.

The Bison sacked Tigers' quarterbacks Victorian Hardison and Antonio Bostick five times and limited them to 166 yards on 16-of-39 passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAV
HOW
1st Downs1924
Total Yards291551
Passing16685
Rushing125466
Penalties6-935-50
3rd Down Conversions8-216-11
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers01
Possession32:4127:19

Passing Leaders

Savannah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hardison12/241375.710
HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Liggins9/13856.500

Rushing Leaders

Savannah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barnes14624.4013
Hardison16301.9014
HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Freeman1321216.3271
Parker9879.7146

Receiving Leaders

Savannah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cook57214.4039
Cauley22412.0022
HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gidron22914.5027
Colvin2178.5014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAVHOW
TD07:29Aquanius Freeman 16 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSAVHOW
TD13:18Jarren Brown 1 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 014
TD09:11Randy Liggins 12 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 021
TD06:23Randy Liggins 29 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 028
FG00:00Preston McCarthy 33 Yd 328
THIRD QUARTERSAVHOW
TD13:26Devin Rollins 23 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Parker Munoz Kick) 335
TD12:37Simon Heyward 10 Yd Pass From Victorian Hardison (Pat Failed) 935
TD07:43Justin Duncan 1 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 942
TD05:19William Parker 46 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 949
TD01:22Aquanius Freeman 71 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 956