GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ricky Lewis ran in a go-ahead touchdown with 7:54 to play, and North Carolina A&T came back to beat South Carolina State 17-7 Saturday in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
Lewis' 34-yard score came amid 17 unanswered, second-half points for the Aggies (6-4, 4-3), who overcame a 7-0 halftime deficit. Lewis finished with 82 yards on 15 carries; teammate Mike Mayhew ran 22 times 141 yards.
The Bulldogs (4-6, 3-4) jumped to the early advantage when Jakar Hamilton returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. The points were the last for South Carolina State, which managed just eight first downs and 166 yards of total offense. Richard Cue struggled, going 8-of-25 passing for 79 yards.
North Carolina A&T didn't fare much better through the air, managing just 151 passing yards and throwing two interceptions, but ran for 250 yards with nearly a 15-minute advantage in time of possession.
Tommy Armstrong Jr. pass complete to Jordan Westerkamp for 26 yds to the Iowa 23 for a 1ST down
The rain never quit and the temperatures on the field never rose above 45 degrees. So what better time for Brandon Allen to give his arm a rest and take a back seat to the running game?
Anthone Taylor run for 2 yds for a TD
Mark May and John Saunders discuss Les Miles' indication that Saturday's game will be his last as LSU's coach.
Iowa's Jordan Canzeri takes the handoff to the left and goes 29 yards untouched into the end zone, giving the Hawkeyes a two score lead.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||9-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|