Tigers end 2018, Division I era with loss at SCSU

SSU finishes season at 2-8, 1-6 in MEAC play

Tigers end 2018, Division I era with loss at SCSU
Savannah State fell to South Carolina State 21-17 Saturday in Orangeburg. (Wallace, Jake)

ORANGEBURG, SC (WTOC) - Savannah State looked for a while like their final football game at the Division I level would be a memorable one.

The Tigers led South Carolina State 17-7 at halftime thanks to a pair of D’Vonn Gibbons touchdown runs.

But SCSU rallied back and took the lead when Duane Nichols ripped the ball from Gibbons and returned it to the end zone with 8:42 left to play. The Bulldogs held the Tigers off the scoreboard in the 2nd half, completing the comeback for a 21-17 win.

Savannah State finishes the 2018 season at 2-8. The Tigers went 1-6 in their final season of MEAC play.

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