Sept. 13, 2008
West Grove, PA - Everything seem to work perfectly for the Broncos in a 63-0 win against the Lions of Lincoln (Pa.) University on Saturday afternoon from the stadium at Avon High School. This was the largest margin of victory in Fayetteville State Football history and the team improves to 2-1 this season.
FSU won the opening coin toss and they wasted no time putting points on the scoreboard. In their opening drive, sophomore quarterback Benjamin Williams found senior receiver Darryl Barnett for a 35-yard touchdown reception. Lincoln's first offensive possession would result in a three and out.
Ameer Allen attempted a punt for the Lions that would be blocked and recovered for a touchdown by junior defensive back Monte' Summerville. Summerville's 12-yard return put the Broncos up 14-0 early in the first quarter. Head Coach Kenny Phillips apparently identified a weakness in Lincoln's special teams, because Fayetteville State attempted and recovered an onside kick on the Lion's 46 yard line.
Sophomore running back Rasheen Pinckney broke thru the defense for a 34-yard touchdown run, the score put FSU ahead 21-0. The Broncos struggled a bit on their next offensive drive. Williams was sacked twice in a row, putting FSU in a 3rd and 23 situation on their 16 yard line. The Lincoln secondary must have relaxed, because Williams connected with junior receiver Bobby Wilder on the next play for an 84-yard touchdown strike.
Fayetteville State was now out in front 28-0 in the first quarter. The Broncos would score again in the first quarter and then go on to produce 28 points in the second quarter. The 63 points scored in the first half is a new school record for most points scored in a half and largest margin of victory.
Coach Phillips sent in some of his reserves in the second half and scaled down his offensive attack. Neither team scored in the two remaining quarters and 63-0 would remain as the final.
FSU mounted 558 total yards on offense (381 rushing), compared to just 97 total yards on offense for Lincoln. The Broncos also converted 29 first downs, while the Lions only moved the chains six times.
The ground attack stole the show in this contest for Fayetteville State. Junior tailback Calvin Harris rushed for a game-high 118 yards on 12 attempts and a touchdown. Pinckney scored two touchdowns in process of rushing for 91 yards off 14 attempts. Sophomore running back Jeffrey Brooks made the most of his six carries, totaling 83 yards on the ground and an endzone visit. The Broncos scored six rushing touchdowns in the game.
Fayetteville State finally comes off the road for a home opener against St. Paul's College. The contest will take place on Saturday, September 20th from Luther "Nick" Jeralds Stadium in Fayetteville, NC. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 pm.