ORANGEBURG, SC - The offense showed signs of consistency in this year's Garnet & Blue spring football game, after knocking off the defense for the second straight year in a 21-14 victory Saturday (April. 14th)
at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium.
The offense wearing the white uniforms on the day used a two quarterback system majority of the game with freshman Tyrece Nick and redshirt sophomore Dewann Ford leading the way.
Ford provided a solid day throwing the football finishing 6-of-10 for 110-yards and two touchdowns, while Nick wasn't far behind with 3-of-5 for 91-yards and a touchdown, along with 11 carries for 41-yards.
The offense found the end zones on scoring drives from a 31-yard toss from Ford to Jacory Benson. Nick then found his rhythm throwing a 65-yard bomb to Quan Caldwell. Ford then hit Tra'Quan Dubose for a 12-yard toss for his second score on the day.
The defense accumulated its points after stopping drives by the offense – one point for any stop and two points for turning the offense away on a 3-and out.
Linebacker Damu Ford spearheaded the defense finishing with four tackles, three sacks and a hurrie, while Lane Jones added three tackles and Jarrod Jones added two tackles and a sack in the losing effort.
Bulldog head coach Buddy Pough, is entering his 17th season (120-67 record) at the helm of the football program. SC State will play an 11-game schedule in 2018. The Bulldogs open the campaign on Saturday, September. 1 against Georgia Southern in Statesboro, GA.
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2018 SC STATE SPRING GAME
White (Offense) 21, Garnet (Defense) 14-Final
31-yard touchdown pass from # 9 DeWann Ford to #6 Jacory Benson
65-yard touchdown pass from # 3Tyrece Nick to #82 Quan Caldwell
12-yard touchdown pass from # 9 DeWann Ford to #4 Tra'Quan Dubose
#9 DeWann Ford 6-10-0 for 110 yards and 2 TD's
#3 Tyrece Nick 3-5-0 for 91 yard and 1 TD
# 82 Quan Caldwell 1-65 yards
# 6 Jacory Benson 1-31 yards
# 81 Tyler Schadewald 2-50 yards
# 3 Tyrece Nick 11 rushes for 41-yards
# 9 DeWann Ford 3 rushes for 20-yards
# 5 Labron Morris 5 rushes for 13 yards
#35 Damu Ford 4 tackles 3 sack 1 Hurries
# 13 Jarrod Jones 2 tackles 2 assists 1 sack
# 28 Johnell Brown 1 tackle 2 assist 1 sack
#7 Zafir Kelly 2 tackles 1 assists