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Tigers Running Game Key to First Win

Tigers QB JaCorey Kilcrease rolls in for Tigers 1st TD Tigers QB JaCorey Kilcrease rolls in for Tigers 1st TD
Antwan Edwards led SSU's rushing attack with 103 yards and a TD Antwan Edwards led SSU's rushing attack with 103 yards and a TD
Luis Justiniano kicked SSU's first FG in 2 seasons in the 2nd Quarter Luis Justiniano kicked SSU's first FG in 2 seasons in the 2nd Quarter

Savannah State's running game was the key to this year's first win, but the fans at Savannah's Memorial Stadium were most excited about the kicking game.

The Tiger rushed for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns, and Luis Justiniano kicked SSU's first field goal in two years in Saturday's 24-10 victory over Johnson C Smith.

Antwan Edwards led the way for SSU with 14 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Reggie Williams and Quarterback JaCorey Kilcrease each added scoring runs as the Tigers evened their record at 1-1.

Kilcrease's 20 yard TD run in the 1st quarter gave SSU their first lead of the season.

Justiniano added a 41 yard kick to make it 10-0 in the 2nd.

After the teams traded punts through the 2nd and 3rd, Edwards punched it in from 4 yards out to give SSU a 17-3 lead.

Johnson C. Smith answered with a TD pass before Williams capped the scoring with a 4 yard TD run of his own.

7 Savannah State players had more than 30 yards rushing in the game.

Reported by: Andrew Davis, andrewdavis@wtoc.com

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