Originally created 12/23/01

Tuskegee blanks Virginia Union

ATLANTA - Bobby Wilson ran 27 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns as Tuskegee beat Virginia Union 28-0 Saturday to win its second straight NCAA Division II Pioneer Bowl.

The Golden Tigers (11-1) took a 21-0 lead when Wilson, a third-team Little All-America running back, broke off a 7-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter. They ended the scoring with 7:16 remaining, when Frank Walker returned an interception 43 yards.

Virginia Union (8-3) managed only six first downs, one of which came on a penalty. The Panthers, who had just 64 yards of total offense, blew their best chance to score following Ralph Hunter's 66-yard interception return at the end of the third quarter.

Hunter, a second-team Little All-America who ended the season with 11 picks, intercepted backup quarterback Cedrick Dupree to give Virginia Union its best field position of the day. The Panthers faced second-and-9 at the 21 when Larry Edwards took a handoff and gave the ball quickly to wide receiver Treymayne Hill on a reverse.

Linebacker Michael Adams tackled Hill for a 9-yard loss, and a personal foul penalty on the play pushed Virginia Union back another 15 yards. The Panthers eventually were forced to punt.


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