Offense Wins Over Defense at SC State Spring Game For 2nd Straight Year

Offense Wins Over Defense at SC State Spring Game For 2nd Straight Year
Courtesy: SC State Bulldogs

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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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

#45 Lane Jones                 3 tackles