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SC State coasts past Benedict in 59-6 rout

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Jalen Simmons had touchdown runs of 5 and 15 yards, Javon Hargrave returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown, and South Carolina State beat Division II Benedict College 63-0 in the Palmetto Capital City Classic on Saturday.

Simmons had 78 yards on 12 carries to lead the Bulldogs rushing attack, which amassed 381 yards on the ground and had four players gain 50 yards or more.

Adrian Kollock Jr. completed 15 of 18 for 160 yards to lead the South Carolina State passing attack.

The Bulldogs defense was equally efficient, holding Benedict to only 228 yards of total offense and just 14 first downs

South Carolina State was picked second in the MEAC preseason poll, and Saturday's victory was its seventh consecutive against Benedict dating back to 2002.

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2015 SIAC Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Albany State (GA)6-16-3
Fort Valley State5-15-4
Morehouse3-45-5
Clark Atlanta1-61-8
TEAMCONFOVR
Tuskegee7-110-3
Miles6-16-5
Central State4-35-5
Kentucky State3-43-7
Stillman2-53-6
Lane2-63-7

2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
North Carolina A&T7-110-2
Bethune-Cookman7-19-2
North Carolina Central7-18-3
South Carolina State6-27-4
Hampton5-36-5
Morgan State4-44-6
Norfolk State4-44-7
Savannah State1-71-9
Delaware State1-71-10
Florida A&M1-71-10
Howard1-71-10