Aggies pummel Bears 45-0

Alexis Wainwright- Register Reporter

The Aggies demolished the Bears of Morgan State 45-0 for their last home game of the season Saturday at Aggie Stadium.

Kicker Cody Jones scored the first 3 points after a field goal to give the Aggies a 3-0 lead in the first quarter.

Sophomore running back Tarik Cohen gave the Aggies a lead with a 16-yard run for a touchdown and another field goal from Cody Jones. This gave the Aggies a 10-point lead over the Bears to end the first quarter.

Cohen had 56 yards and went over the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season. This makes him the first player in school history to rush 1,000 yards in a season as a freshman and a sophomore.

“Cohen is special,” said Head Coach Rod Broadway.

At the start of the second quarter, Denzel Keyes wasted no time as he received a 3-yard pass from Quick to score yet another touchdown. It was followed by a good field goal from Jones to make the score 17-0.

With only a minute left in the first half the Aggies scored back to back. Keyes had a 10-yard pass, followed by a 47-yard pass from Quick to MEAC Rookie of the Week honoree Marquell Cartwright to score two touchdowns to give the Aggies a 31-0 lead at halftime.

To start off the second half Cartwright scored a touchdown after having a 3-yard run. With 3: 50 left in the third quarter wide receiver, Xavier Griffin received a 25-yard pass from Quick to score the last points of the game, to make the score 45-0. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

“We just try to make improvements and get better every week. I don’t know anything about statements. We hopefully got a little bit better today, and we can continue to grow as a football team,” said Broadway.

William Ray Robinson III, senior offensive lineman for the Aggies, was one of the best offensive linemen for the 2014 season.

“Playing my last home game was very fun and emotional. Seeing the growth of the program from 2010 to now really made me appreciate everything that the University has given me so far. I have seen the bad of Aggie football and also the good, so I’m just honored to finish my last game in Aggie Stadium the way I did on Saturday,” said Robinson.

“The win was a great feeling being that this game was hyped up pretty good being that it was an elimination game for either team that loss. I enjoyed every bit of the victory but now our focus is on Savannah State,” said Robinson.

Robinson added, “Special thanks to my coach Keith Wagner for giving me the opportunity to play college football and be the player that I am today.”

The Aggies defense forced three turnovers from the Bears. D’Vonte Grant, senior linebacker picked off two passes from the Bears that led to two touchdowns.

“The little sucker can play, he’s been doing the same thing for us for four years. It’s been a pleasure having those guys around. Especially Grant. I’m proud of him and what he performed and more than that. The type of person he is, he’s a great guy,” said Broadway.

“It was really emotional, but knowing we have two more games left I guess you can say it really hasn’t hit me yet,” said Grant.

Grant plans to graduate in December.

“My role as a senior this year was mainly to make sure everyone was focused and knew the task at hand for the upcoming week,” he said.

He also explained, “Saturday’s win was a great win for the team. It was great for us seniors to go out with a bang like that. It was fun while it lasted but we’re focused on next week games now.”

The Aggies have an overall record of 8-2 and a 5-1 record in conference play.

Aggies are currently in three-way tie for the number one spot in the MEAC Conference against Bethune-Cookman and South Carolina State.

The Aggies will play against Savannah State at Ted Wright Stadium in Savannah, Ga. Saturday at 2 p.m.

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