South Carolina State closes out season with victory over Savannah State

South Carolina State 27, Savannah State 13



ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Richard Cue passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as South Carolina State defeated Savannah State 27-13 Saturday in the season finale for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rivals.

Cue found Caleb Davis with a 3-yard touchdown pass to make it 20-7 in the third quarter after giving the Bulldogs (5-6, 4-4) a first-and-goal at the 1 with a 28-yard toss to Temar Hemingway.

The Tigers (1-10, 0-8) made it 20-13 with 1:39 left in the third on Victorian Hardison’s 10-yard pass to Dylan Cook after John Wilson’s interception and 23-yard return to the Savannah State 42.



In Greenville, S.C., VanDyke Jones scored three touchdowns and Darien Robinson became the first Citadel player in five years to rush for 1,000 yards in a season as the Bulldogs beat Furman.

Jones rushed for a season-high 74 yards and scored on runs of 7, 14 and 25 yards.

Robinson gained 64 yards, giving him 1,007 for the season.

The Bulldogs (7-4, 5-3 Southern Conference) will find out at 1:30 today if he made the NCAA playoffs.

Furman finishes at 3-8.



In Conway, S.C., former Strom Thurmond star Aramis Hillary rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown and passed for 102 more yards as Coastal Carolina (7-4, 5-1 Big South) beat Charleston Southern (5-6, 3-3 Big South).

Coastal Carolina led 21-0 late in the second quarter.



In Chattanooga, Tenn., Jacob Huesman threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Chattanooga to a victory over Elon in the final regular-season game for both teams.

Huesman finished the day with 234 yards on 13 of 25 passing and 21 carries for 109 yards for the Mocs (6-3, 5-3 Southern Conference), who finished with their third winning season in the past four years.



In Boiling Springs, N.C., Kenny Little rushed for 172 yards and scored two touchdowns as Gardner-Webb held on for the victory.

Gardner-Webb (3-8, 2-4 Big South) led Presbyterian (2-9, 0-6 Big South) led 21-2 early in the fourth quarter.



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