Scores

Final/OT

S Carolina St 27

(3-5, 2-3 MEAC)

Florida A&M 20

(3-5, 3-2 MEAC)

6:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Bragg Memorial Stadium, Tallahassee, FL

1 2 3 4 OT T
SCST 7 0 10 3 727
FAMU 0 7 0 13 020

Top Performers

Passing: D. Fleming (FAMU) - 154 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Simmons (SCST) - 24 CAR, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Lennon (FAMU) - 9 REC, 79 YDS, 1 TD

SC State 27, Florida A&,M 20, OT

Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jalen Simmons scored the winning touchdown from the 7-yard line in overtime to lead South Carolina State to a 27-20 victory against Florida A&M in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday night.

Simmons had a career-high 24 carries for 144 yards for the Bulldogs (3-5, 2-3), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Bulldogs quarterback Richard Cue scored on a 7-yard run for a 14-7 lead, and Nick Belcher made field goals of 42 and 47 yards. Julius Pendergrass scored the other Bulldogs touchdown on a 1-yard run.

The Rattlers (3-5, 3-2) rallied with 13 fourth-quarter points.

Damien Fleming pulled the Rattlers to 17-13 with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Lenworth Lennon, and backup Tyler Bass tied the game at 20-20 with a 42-yard pass to running back James Owens with 2:37 left in regulation. Owens caught seven passes for 88 yards.

Florida A&M leads the series 31-19-2.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
FAMU
1st Downs2118
Total Yards310365
Passing113253
Rushing197112
Penalties5-497-75
3rd Down Conversions3-147-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers12
Possession28:3231:28

Passing Leaders

South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cue13/231134.900
Florida A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fleming18/291545.320

Rushing Leaders

South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Simmons241446.0139
Brown44511.3021
Florida A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rocker19774.1012
Fleming7344.9016

Receiving Leaders

South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Elmore23819.0026
Hemingway23015.0018
Florida A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Owens78812.6142
Lennon9798.8115

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSCSTFAMU
TD09:47Julius Pendergrass 1 Yd Run. (Nick Belcher Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSCSTFAMU
TD00:46Admasen Felix 25 Yd Pass From Damien Fleming. (Chase Varnadore Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERSCSTFAMU
TD12:31Richard Cue 7 Yd Run. (Nick Belcher Kick) 147
FG04:13Nick Belcher 38 Yd 177
FOURTH QUARTERSCSTFAMU
TD12:10Lenworth Lennon 4 Yd Pass From Damien Fleming. (Pat Blocked) 1713
FG08:52Nick Belcher 47 Yd 2013
TD02:37James Owens 42 Yd Pass From Tyler Bass. (Chase Varnadore Kick) 2020
OVERTIMESCSTFAMU
TDJalen Simmons 7 Yd Run. (Nick Belcher Kick) 2720