WILBERFORCE, Ohio – The Central State Marauders surrendered 31 points in the fourth quarter in Saturday’s 41-20 loss to the Golden Bears of Miles College on Saturday.
While the overall result put a damper on CSU’s homecoming celebration, Terraris Saffold delivered big plays for the home crowd of 7,000+ to get excited about. Saffold opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 44 yard delayed draw play as CSU took a 7-0 lead at the 9:50 mark.
On the next drive, Miles responded with a Nick Christiansen field goal from 25 yards out. Miles found the endzone for the first time on the day when a deflected pass landed in the hands of Antonio Lee. Lee proceded to run 64 yards to give MC a 10-7 lead with 5:05 remaining in the first half.
After both teams traded quick three-and-outs, CSU quarterback Trent Mays engineered a 5 play-78 yard drive that ended with a 13 yard strike to Lavon Meeks. The score came with just 16 seconds left in the first half and gave CSU a 14-10 lead at intermission.
CSU added to their lead with a 21 yard field goal from Trevor Teel at the 7:50 mark of the third quarter.
In what proved to be a nightmare of a fourth quarter for the Marauders, CSU was outscored 31-3. Miles scored on Justin Hardy runs of 22 yards, 81 yards and 66 yards. The Golden Bears also returned a block punt for a touchdown to make what was a highly competitive game into a lopsided final score.
The loss dropped CSU’s record to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in SIAC competition. MC improved to 3-3 with a 2-1 mark in conference play.
The game proved to be a showcase for the starting runningbacks as Hardy led Miles with 210 yards on the ground and three scores. Saffold led CSU with a career-best 197 rushing yards, one score and 213 all-purpose yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Anthony Hardy led Miles with 11 tackles and 2 tackles for a loss. Freshman Mikey’ion Hunter led CSU in tackles for the third straight game with twelve on the afternoon.
The Marauders will prepare for a long road trip to play NCAA Div. I opponent Arkansas Pine-Bluff next Saturday.
Flyers Down Drake
DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Dayton football team forced five turnovers, Tucker Yinger went over 100 yards for the 4th time & Alex Jeske went 12 of 22 passing with a TD as the Flyers knocked off Drake 20-10Saturday.
The win gave the Flyers a 2-4 record on the season, including 1-2 in the Pioneer Football League. The loss knocked the Bulldogs out of a tie for first in the PFL. Drake is now 3-3 in 2017, and 2-1 in the PFL.