RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University football team, still in search of its first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference win, hits the road Saturday, Oct. 13 to take on Livingstone College at 1 p.m. at the Alumni Memorial Stadium.
The Bears (1-4, 0-2 CIAA) are coming off perhaps a disappointing game against Fayetteville State in a 29-16 loss at Durham County Memorial Stadium. Shaw faced a 17-point deficit in the second half and came back to pull within seven after a 34-yard field goal from junior kicker Beni Kinsemi (Charlotte, NC) but the Broncos scored on a four-play 54 yard drive to seal the chances of a Bears comeback.
Livingstone (2-3, 1-2 CIAA) is coming off a 26-15 loss to Saint Augustine's. The Blue Bears led 9-7 over the Falcons but SAU managed to score 10 unanswered points in the third quarter before Livingstone was outscored 9-6 in the fourth quarter.
This is Shaw's fifth game on the road this season as the Bears post a 1-3 mark away as Saturday's contest will be the 35th meeting between the schools with Shaw leading the series 19-12-3, including a 35-14 win last year.
Senior quarterback Keon Marsh (Queens, NY) leads the Bears with 1,117 yards on 96-of-158 pass completions and six touchdowns. Graduate senior running back Dorrel McClain (Raleigh, NC) has 259 rushing yards on 54 carries and touchdown while sophomore wide receiver Daniel Bender (Jacksonville, FL) has 25 receptions for 280 yards and two TD's.
Junior linebacker Devon Hunt (Hamlet, NC) continues to lead the Bears defense with a conference best 9.6 tackles per game, he has 48 on the season, 10.5 tackle for loss, three sacks, a fumble recovery and pass breakup. Senior linebacker Andrew Cash (Semora, NC) posts 29 tackles 1.5 tackle for loss and one sack.
Offensively, LC has played four quarterbacks this year but Miles Hayes leads the quarterback unit with 60-for-123 pass completions for 748 yards and seven touchdowns. Everett Ransom has had 25 rushing attempts for 319 yards and two touchdowns while Justin Ruffin has produced 202 reception yards on 46 catches and two scoring TD's.
Raheem Coxfield leads the Blue Bears defense with 27 total tackles, followed by Armond Cox with 25 tackles.
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