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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University hosted their first home game Saturday against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. The Aggies took a tough loss to the Chanticleers with a final score of 30-31.

Kwashaun Quick had a 2 yard run in the last 3 minutes of the first quarter scoring a touchdown. Cody Jones kicked a good field goal, to give the Aggies the  lead 7-0.

The Chanticleers sped things up in the second quarter. Thomas Pauciekko had a 6 yard pass from Alex Ross and a kick from Alex Catron making the score tied 7-7 at 14:05 in the second quarter. After 4 minutes, Alex Catron scored a 36 yard field goal to make the score 10-7.

With about 7:54 left De’Angelo Henderson had a 4 yard run to make a 17-7 lead above the Aggies. Before the first half ended, Tarik Cohen had a 22 yard run to score a touchdown, making the score 17-14 with the Aggies still down before halftime.

Cody Jones began the second half scoring a 24 yard field goal to tie the score 17-17. Then with 1:36 left Aaron Aiken had a 1 yard for a touchdown for the Chanticleers to take the lead 24-17 at the end of the third quarter.

To begin the fourth quarter, Kwashaun Quick had a 1 yard run and Cody Jones again with a good field goal to tie the game 24-24. Then with 7:16 left, Quick had a 29 yard run but the Aggies’ two-point conversion failed so the score became 24-30 with the Aggies up.

De’Angelo Henderson rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown as the Chanticleers gained 219 yard on 41 carries. N. C. A&T’s running back, Tarik Cohen, ran for 133 yards and scored a touchdown.

Aggies quarterback, Kwa-shaun Quick, ran two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, this gave the Aggies a 30-24 lead over the Chanticleers and 7:16 left in the fourth quarter.

With only 6:58 left the Chanticleers’ Devin Brown had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

The game ended with a final score of 31-30.

The Aggies will take on Elon University on September. 13th at 6 p.m. at the Rhode Stadium in Elon, N.C.