Aggies breeze past Hawks

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Alexis Wainwright &  Janay Boone- Register Reporter & Sport Editor

The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University football team faced Chowan University Saturday at the Aggie Stadium for Family Weekend.

In the opening minutes of the game, kicker Cody Jones scored a 24-yard field goal to take the lead in the first quarter.

Chowan struggled to make it through the Aggies’ defense. With only 2:45 left in the first quarter Aggies running back, Tarik Cohen completed a 4-yard run for a touchdown.

The Aggies jumped to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. Jones and Cohen’s field goal and touchdown was followed by a nine-play, 63-yard drive.

In the second quarter, the Aggies did not waste time getting more numbers on the board.

At the 12:50 mark, starting quarterback Kwashaun Quick had a 12-yard run. Quick had a career night finishing with 15 of 21 for 215 yards. He also connected with 10 different Aggie receivers and accounted for 3 touchdowns.

Quick’s 12-yard run made for a touchdown followed by a field goal from Jones that made the score 17-0. Quick had a 55-yard pass to wide receiver, Xavier Griffin. That gave the Aggies a 24-0 lead.

Sophomore Anthony McMinn II and Jones combined to make the score 31-0. With five minutes left in the 2nd quarter, Cohen had an 11-yard run scoring a touchdown to bring the score to 38-0.Quick ran for a touchdown and threw two TDs – a connection with Xavier Griffin and Anthony McMinn.

Cohen scored his second and third of the day. Quick found Desmond Lawrence for a 15-yard score. Cohen silently rushed for 100-yards and finished with seven carries. It was his second career three-touchdown game in his career.

Offensive lineman Donald Mattocks intercepted a school record of 3 first-half passes. Mattocks would have returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown. It was later called for excessive celebration before he stepped into the end zone.

The Aggies scored a total of 42 points alone in the second quarter. Chowan remained scoreless throughout the second quarter. Making the score to 52-0 by halftime.

Head coach Ron Broadway said in a press conference, “Like always it’s good to win, and as you can see they were somewhat overmatched and I know the feeling because our first couple of years here when we were down scholarship wise, I felt so overmatched playing Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State and now were starting to play. We look forward to going up to D.C. and hopefully playing our best game of the day.”

In the third quarter, the Aggies and the Hawks went scoreless. In the fourth quarter the Aggies intercepted Chowan’s quarterback, Dain McFarland five times and forced two fumbles, and recovered one for a touchdown.

It was a 51-yard fumble return by the Aggies own defensive back, Marquis Boyan. Jones kicked the last field goal of the game, making the final score 59-0.

The Aggies will face Howard University Saturday, Sept. 23 at the William H. Greene Stadium at 1 p.m.

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