SSU unable to upset MEAC-leading Aggies

Tigers close out season next week at South Carolina State

SSU unable to upset MEAC-leading Aggies
( Source: Savannah State Athletics)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah State couldn’t close out the home slate of the 2018 schedule with an upset victory Saturday.

The Tigers fell 28-12 to MEAC co-leader North Carolina A&T after another rough offensive outing. SSU managed only 246 yards against the Aggies and went 2-14 on third-down conversions in the loss.

“It’s frustrating,” head coach Erik Raeburn told SSUAthletics.com. " We’re just not getting good enough play on offense or special teams. Defensively, we’re shooting ourselves in the foot at least one or two drives a game. They have no margin for error so it’s frustrating."

QB D’vonn Gibbons threw a pair of touchdowns in the loss. Tight ends Paris Baker and Tyler Hagan each hauled in a TD reception on Senior Day.

But the Tigers just couldn’t build a sustained offensive attack and couldn’t get out of their own way. SSU committed 12 penalties for 118 yards.

The Tigers fall to 2-7 overall with the loss. They are now 1-5 in MEAC play. The 2018 season wraps up next week in Orangeburg, SC against South Carolina State.

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