The South Carolina State offense once again put up a record-setting performance this season, racking up 442 yards total offense leading the way to a ,38-3, victory over Morgan State Thursday night at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.
Redshirt senior quarterback Richard Cue had superb day throwing connecting on 18-of-27 for 223 yards and a touchdown. Senior wide receiver Tyler McDonald had one of his better games of the season with five catches for 114 yards and a score.
"We played well early…got off to a good start and was able to kind of coast home," said SC State head coach Buddy Pough. "It was good to see us get off to a quick start and take some pressure off the offense."
Redshirt freshman quarterback Adrian Kollock seemed to be the surprise, as the Spartanburg SC native accounted for four of the Bulldog touchdowns on the night. Kollock had touchdown runs of 3, 2 and 1, while also throwing a 37-yard strike to junior wide receiver Dennis Rowe.
Pough stated, " I think we got a big boost with the added package we put in for freshman quarterback Adrian Kollock. I thought he played well and I was really happy for him."
The Bulldogs controlled the game from start to finish 24-0 at the half.
The Bears avoided a shutout with redshirt freshman Chris Moller connecting on a 40-yard field goal to put MSU on the scoreboard 24-3 at the 8:11 mark in the third quarter.
Cue found his favorite target this season on a 15-yard toss to Tyler McDonald with 5:58 remaining in the third. Kollock's 1-yard punch midway through the fourth things away for the Bulldogs and sealed a 38-3 victory over the Bears.
Senior Caleb Davis finished with five catches for 79-yards, while senior linebacker Joe Thomas finished with a game-high 10 tackles, 1 sack for 10 yards and 4 TFL for 20 yards on defense. Thomas with one game remaining has had a record-setting year on defense with 108 tackles, 19 TFL for 87 yards, and 7.5 sacks for 48 yards.
"Now, we have to move on and get prepared for Norfolk State next week, "said Pough. "First, I would like to win the conference (currently tied with Bethune-Cookman). But, if we ended up tied and we defeat Norfolk State, we think we will be in the playoff mix.
South Carolina State will close out their regular season on Saturday (Nov.14) on road against the Spartans of Norfolk State. Kick-off is 1 p.m.