MEAC Football Corner

BETHUNE-COOKMANThe Wildcats are 2-0 after defeating Alabama State 9-3 last week. The team is doing well offensively, outscoring its opponents 71-15. Receiver Eric Weems leads the team with 153 yards received. The team is off this week and will resume play Sept. 20 against Florida International University.

DELAWARE STATEIn its season opener last week, Delaware State lost to Bucknell 28-33. The Hornets out-passed Bucknell 296 yards to two; however, Bucknell’s 306 rushing yards overshadowed that. In the red zone five times, the Hornets only capitalized on one of those chances. Other penalties plagued the team in addition to the three un-recovered fumbles. Saturday the Hornets travel to Natchitoches, La. to play Northwestern State.

HAMPTONAfter having a break last week, Hampton should be well rested to take on the Howard Bison Saturday at noon. The Pirates also have a few of the conference’s most talented athletes. Punter Cameron Muro was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week for week one and defensive end Isaac Hilton was added to The Sports Network’s official “Buchanan Watch” list. The Buck Buchanan award is given annually to the top defensive player in Division I-AA.

NORTH CAROLINA A&TNorth Carolina A&T undefeated so far this season. The Aggies defeated both Jackson State and North Carolina Central 10-7 and 25-0, respectively. In last week’s game against Jackson State, Yonnick Matthews’ 22-yard field goal in overtime lifted the Aggies over the top. Linebacker Herbert Dixon had 14 tackles and an interception that he returned for 31 yards and A&T’s only touchdown. Both Dixon and Matthews earned MEAC Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

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