October 11, 2014

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Malcolm Bell threw for 227 yards and Andre Clarke rushed for 144 yards on 14 carries to lead North Carolina Central to a 48-35 victory over South Carolina State on Saturday.

NCCU (3-3, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) was trailing 21-17 at the break but scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to pull away. Clarke scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the second half, Eric Fenton had a 35-yard field goal and Idreis Augustus added a 1-yard run.

SCSU (4-3, 2-1) tried to come back in the when Calvin Giles-McClary passed to Taquan West for a score, but the Eagles quickly answered as Bell passed to Adrian Wilkins from the 26 for a score with 2:44 remaining. Wilkins finished with 144 yards on 12 catches.

Giles-McClary threw for 136 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs. The Eagles rolled up 517 yards in total offense.

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