RALEIGH, N.C. – Following a 37-28 victory on the road in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) action, the Shaw University football team hosts division foe Johnson C. Smith University Saturday, Oct. 20 at Durham County Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.
Saturday's game is the Bears Breast Cancer Awareness Game. All fans are encouraged to weak pink and support the fight against breast cancer. The game will be broadcast live on the Shaw Bears Sports Network, live statistics will also be offered on www.shawbears.com. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears.
This will be the 59th all-time meeting between the Bears and Golden Bulls. Shaw owns the series with a 32-24-2 overall record. In the past two meetings, Shaw and JCSU have split.
Led by senior Keon Marsh (Queens, NY), the Bears average 298.7 yards per game, including 53.0 on the ground and 245.7 through the air as a unit. Marsh has completed 122-of-194 passes for 1,440 yards and nine touchdowns while graduate senior Dorrel McClain (Raleigh, NC) has 315 rushing yards on 71 carries and three touchdowns. Sophomore Daniel Bender (Jacksonville, FL) posts 27 receptions for 301 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, junior Devon Hunt (Hamlet, NC) is the team's leader in tackles with 55 on the year for an average of 9.2 tackles per game, three sacks and 11 tackle for loss.
The Golden Bulls are 1-5 overall and 1-3 in CIAA action. JCSU suffered a 70-6 setback to Fayetteville State last weekend. Antonio Wallace leads the quarterback unit with 649 yards on 59-of-122 pass completions and six touchdowns while Janarius Hood has 15 receptions for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Jachin Watkins is the leader on the ground with 61 carries for 178 yards and two touchdowns.
Basir Wright is the Golden Bulls leader defensively with 32 tackles, 1.5 tackle for loss and an interception.
In the Southern Division race, Shaw currently stands in fourth (1-1) while JCSU is fifth (0-2).
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw football and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit shawbears.com.