Eagles get past WSSU for third win in last four games | Sports

Eagles get past WSSU for third win in last four games



N.C. Central had all the points it needed at halftime.

Michael Johnson completed 10 of 21 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown while Tim Shankle (pictured) added 80 yards and another score on 21 carries, giving the Eagles an 18-10 victory over long-time rival and host Winston-Salem State at Bowman Gray Stadium.

The Eagles led 15-10 at the break.

Frankie Cardelle had a 24-yard field goal early in the second quarter and a 26-yarder midway through the fourth as Mose Rison's club improved to 3-7 with its second straight victory over the Rams (1-9).

It was NCCU's first win over a Division I (FCS) team this season, although WSSU has announced it will return to Division II in the fall.

NCCU leads the series 22-21.

Johnson's touchdown pass was a four-yarder to Saeed Abdul-Azeez, the Durham senior's only catch of the day.

The Eagles, who have won three of their last four games, conclude their season at home on Nov. 21 against Savannah State.

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