Defense Leads JCSU to 17-10 Homecoming Victory Over Shaw

Shaw (0-8, 0-5 CIAA) had a chance to tie it late in the fourth quarter.  The Bears embarked on a potential game-winning drive with 3:54 remaining, taking it all the way to the JCSU four yard line.  The big play for the Bears came when they converted a fourth and five situation from the JCSU 18. 
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JCSU Set to Square Off With Shaw in Annual Homecoming Game

Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 21, 2015) – The Johnson C. Smith football team will welcome Shaw University to Charlotte for the annual JCSU homecoming game this Saturday, Oct. 24.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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JCSU’s Carlo Thomas and Coach Kermit Blount Earn CIAA Weekly Honors

Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2015) – Johnson C. Smith safety Carlo Thomas and head coach Kermit Blount earned CIAA weekly honors as named by the league on Tuesday morning.Thomas, an East Orange, N.J. product, earned the league’s Defensive Back of the Week award after setting a new CIAA record and JCSU school record by intercepting four Fayetteville State passes.

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Carlo Thomas Named HERO Sports D2 Defensive Stud of the Week

JCSU’s Carlo Thomas Named D2 Defensive Stud of the Week: Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Fresh off his four interception performance this past Saturday, JCSU safety Carlo Thomas (East Orange, N.J.) has been named a D2 Defensive Stud of the Week by HERO Sports.

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CIAA 2015 Football Week #7 Recap

Johnson C. Smith and Fayetteville State battled through an entertaining third quarter that included three non-offensive touchdowns, but JCSU prevailed in a huge 37-20 win over the Broncos at the Irwin Belk Complex.

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JCSU Football Upsets Fayetteville State, 37-20

Fayetteville struck first on their initial drive as the Broncos capped a nine play, 77 yard drive when Tavon Gatlin hauled in a two yard touchdown pass from Derek Bryant to give FSU the early 6-0 lead. 

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JCSU Falls at WSSU, 37-22

Box ScoreCharlotte, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2015)–  Johnson C. Smith scored on its first play from scrimmage, a 63 yard pass from freshman quarterback Jordan Lane (Charlotte, N.C.)  to receiver Fred Scott (Stone Mountain, Ga.) to take an early 7-0 lead but Winston-Salem State scored 20 second quarter points en route to a 37-22 win at an overcast and drizzly Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Rams Roll to 37-22 Victory Over Johnson C. Smith on Hall of Fame Day

The Golden Bulls would open the scoring early, after holding WSSU on their first possession. And on JCSU’s first play from scrimmage, Jordan Lane would find a wide open Fred Scott down the right sideline for a 63 yard scoring play to give the Golden Bulls the early lead.

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Austin Jacques Named CIAA Linebacker of the Week For the Second Consecutive Week

Jacques had 17 total tackles on the afternoon in poor playing conditions, including 11 solo stops. He also registered 2.0 tackles for loss for 13 yards. He also had one pass breakup that was nearly an interception. Jacques is currently the top JCSU tackler with 52 stops on the season, 8.5 for loss.
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CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week #5

Jacques, for the second consecutive week, led JCSU in tackles with 17, including 11 solo stops. He recorded two tackles for loss for 13 yards and had a pass breakup, that was nearly an interception.
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