ORANGEBURG, SC -- Richard Cue ran for one score and threw for another and South Carolina State won 25-21 when Florida A&M University fumbled the ball away on the game's final drive.
Cue was 13 of 25 for 186 yards passing, including a 28-yard TD pass to Dennis Roe. Mariel Cooper returned a punt 25 yards for a score for the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic conference).
Nick Belcher kicked a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter and a 28-yarder in the fourth to give SC State a 25-21 edge. The Rattlers (3-7, 2-4, MEAC) were threatening in the final seconds when they fumbled the ball away.
It was the teams' 55th meeting, with the Rattlers leading the series 31-22-2.
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USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
Bevo XIV began his tenure at the age of 2 in 2004. He was a part of back-to-back Rose Bowl victories, including the January 2006 win that resulted in a BCS title.
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