N.C. A&T dominates Edward Waters improving to .500

Kamryn Jackson, theSCORE Lead Reporter

For the first time this season, the Aggies reach. 500, evening out the win-loss column. N.C. A&T beat Edward Waters 45-7 to reach their third straight win. 

The Aggies controlled the game from start to finish. Sophomore running back Bhayshul Tuten got things started for the Aggies, scoring the game’s first touchdown, giving the Aggies all the momentum. 

“Oh, that young man is amazing. The special ones practice hard, and that’s what he does. He practices like a champion, and he wants to be successful. I’m very proud of that, and he put that same passion come game day,” Washington said about Tuten.

A&T’s defense was stout to start the game as they forced a three-and-out for the Tigers on their opening drive.

In the 1st quarter, the Aggies ended with another rushing touchdown from Tuten. The Aggies held the Tigers to a scoreless quarter with a 17-0 to finish the 1st. 

The 2nd quarter was the same story. QB Jalen Fowler got his first touchdown pass of the match, completing a short 5-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Dobson to extend their lead 24-0.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, their offense never got consistent momentum, and penalties hurt them throughout the game. 

Late in the 2nd quarter, an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Tigers gave the Aggies an automatic first down, which turned into a touchdown for the Aggies. 

Toward the end of the 3rd, the Tigers were able to put together a solid drive that led to their first touchdown. Tigers QB David Johnson threw to receiver Damaris August for the seven-yard touchdown. The 3rd quarter concluded with a score of 38-7.

The Aggies got a quick start in the 4th quarter as running back Charlie Dixon scored an 18-yard touchdown run within the first four minutes.

The game displayed the Aggies’ offensive and defensive productivity as they outscored the Tigers 38 points and held them to single digits. 

Tuten has been a big reason for the Aggies’ win streak over the past few weeks. A&T will need this same kind of performance against Campbell for Homecoming.

The Aggies will host Robert Morris at noon on Saturday, Oct. 22.