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Fumble recovery gives South Carolina State 21-17 victory

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Duane Nichols' fourth-quarter fumble recovery in the end zone with 8:42 remaining gave South Carolina State a 21-17 victory over Savannah State on Saturday for the Bulldogs' fourth straight victory.

The Bulldogs (5-5, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won five of their last six games, take on North Carolina Central in a regular-season finale next Saturday. The Tigers (2-8, 1-6) played their final game and are dropping to Division II next season.

Savannah State had a 17-7 halftime lead after touchdown runs of 2 and 9 yards by D'vonn Gibbons and a 26-yard field goal by Giovanni Lugo.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: D. Gibbons773
Passing TDs: D. Gibbons5
Rushing Yards: D. Gibbons431
Rushing TDs: D. Gibbons4
Receiving Yards: T. Pratt221
Receiving TDs: P. Baker2
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/30 at UAB L 0 - 52
9/8 at 22 Miami (FL) L 0 - 77
9/15 at Howard Cancelled
9/22 at Florida A&M L 13 - 31
9/29 vs. Bethune-Cookman L 20 - 35
10/6 vs. Charleston Southern W 23 - 3
10/13 vs. Morgan State L 11 - 18
10/27 vs. Norfolk State W 32 - 3
11/3 at Delaware State L 6 - 25
11/10 vs. North Carolina A&T L 12 - 28
11/17 at South Carolina State L 17 - 21
Mid-Eastern Athletic
  Conference Overall
12 North Carolina A&T 6-1 9-2
Bethune-Cookman 5-2 7-5
Florida A&M 5-2 6-5
South Carolina State 4-2 5-5
Howard 4-3 4-6
Morgan State 3-4 4-7
North Carolina Central 2-4 4-6
Norfolk State 2-5 4-6
Delaware State 2-5 3-8
Savannah State 1-6 2-8
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2375 (125)
Passing Yards: 987 (122)
Rushing Yards: 1388 (89)
Points per game: 13.4 (124)
Yards per game: 237.5 (124)
Touchdowns: 17 (120)
Field Goals: 3 (120)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3204 (13)
Passing Yards: 1385 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1819 (61)
Points per game: 29.3 (71)
Yards per game: 320.4 (19)
Touchdowns: 35 (58)
Field Goals: 8 (45)
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