ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Kimari McFadden picked off a pair of passes -- returning one 34 yards for a touchdown -- as South Carolina State topped Norfolk State 14-0 in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action Saturday.
McFadden's score was the Bulldogs' second touchdown of the first quarter, and proved all the scoring the team needed. Julius Pendergrass supplied the other touchdown, punching in from 3 yards out just over a minute into the game.
South Carolina State (2-3, 1-1 MEAC) held the Spartans (2-3, 0-2) to 92 yards through the air, as quarterbacks Nico Flores and Jake Basmagian combined to go 11-of-23 passing with three interceptions and two sacks. The Bulldogs also recovered a forced fumble, blocked a punt and recorded eight tackles for loss -- including a pair by McFadden, who added a second interception in the fourth quarter.
Takeem Hedgeman was the Spartans' lone bright spot, rushing for 148 yards on 26 carries.
Several Baylor players took to social media to express their feelings -- a mix of anger, shock and sadness -- about the dismissal of coach Art Briles.
The toughest stretch for California in 2016 will come in late October and early November, as they face the Washington schools, Oregon and USC.
Dede Westbrook, who is expected to battle to be Oklahoma's No. 1 receiver, was arrested Monday on charges of criminal trespassing in Cameron, Texas.
Kedrick James, the nation's ninth-ranked tight end, announced Thursday that he is backing away from his longtime commitment to Baylor following the school's dismissal of head coach Art Briles.
QB Sean Maguire (ankle) and RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) should be full speed next month, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said Thursday.
Mark this day down. Turn the corner of this page in the college football family bible. Someone in the gridiron-industrial complex stood up and said some standards are more important than winning.
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