RALEIGH, N.C. - The Shaw University football team will continue their road skid this weekend when the Bears travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., to face Southern Division foe Winston-Salem State University on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Bowman Gray Stadium for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) contest. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m.
Live coverage of the game can be found on www.shawbears.com. Fans are encouraged to follow the game live on WSHA 88.9 FM radio with Corey Hodges providing play-by-play commentary and Michael Rochelle as the color analyst. Shaw football radio can be found here or fans can visit http://www.shawu.edu/WSHA/home/default.aspx.
In their last outing, the Bears rushed for over 200-yards (season-high) against the Golden Bulls of JCSU but a late field goal from JCSU gave them a 13-10 advantage over Shaw as the Bears suffered their fourth-consecutive road loss on the season.
Junior Uriah Bethea (Upper Marlboro, MD) led the rushing game for Shaw with 83 yards on nine carries while Darron Downing (Portsmouth, VA) grabbed 75 yards for 13 rushes and a touchdown. Downing completed 12-of-29 passes for 91 yards and one interception.
The Bears defense was led by sophomore Devon Hunt (Rockingham, NC) who recorded a game-high 12 tackles (8 solo) and 2.5 tackle for loss, while freshman Jaleel Scroggins(Raleigh, NC) added nine tackles (6 solo), one tackle for loss and one interception.
Shaw stands 3-5 overall, 2-3 in the league and 1-2 against division opponents this season.
WSSU welcomes Shaw for its Homecoming game this weekend. The Rams defeated Livingstone College on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Salisbury, N.C., by the score of 42-14 to improve to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the CIAA. Offensively, the Rams compiled 368 yards of total offense with five touchdowns scored. On the ground, the Rams recorded five different running backs getting carries and compiling 308 rushing yards to go along with four rushing touchdowns.
WSSU was led by Kerrion Moore who rushed for 110-yards on six carries while Farell Murchinson added 96-yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Jack Nimmons led the Rams on defense with seven tackles, two tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks while Kyrell Williamson added six tackles.
Saturday's game will mark the 25th time both teams have met on the gridiron. The last time Shaw played WSSU on the road, the Bears spoiled the Rams homecoming with a 32-25 double overtime win on Oct. 31, 2015.
After their clash with the Rams, Shaw will host cross-town rival Saint Augustine's University on Nov. 4 for homecoming and senior day at Durham County Memorial Stadium. Kick-off is slated for 12 noon.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw football and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.