North Carolina A&T crushes visiting Hornets 37-0

Delaware State was shut out in a 37-0 defeat at North Carolina A&T on Thursday night in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference road matchup.

The Hornets were out-gained by North Carolina A&T 431-97. Delaware State only recorded eight first downs.

The Hornets dropped to 0-2 in MEAC play and 1-3 on the season.

It was the third year in a row Delaware State failed to score a touchdown against North Carolina A&T.

The Aggies have won the last six meetings between the two teams. Delaware State’s last win in the series was a 12-7 victory in 2013.

Running back Jah-Maine Martin did most of the damage for North Carolina A&T on Thursday. He rushed for four touchdowns and 108 yards on just 14 carries (7.7 yards per carry).

Martin scored three of his four touchdowns in the first half. Kylil Carter added a passing touchdown, Korey Banks, to make it a 28-0 halftime lead for the Aggies.

North Carolina A&T also scored on a safety in the third quarter.

Elijah Bell caught nine passes for 101 yards for the Aggies.

Freshman Tylik Bethea got the start again at quarterback for the Hornets. He went 9-of-21 on his attempts for 68 yards with no interceptions. Fellow freshman Jabari Blake replaced Bethea in the fourth quarter.

Bryant Dallas led the Hornets in rushing with 44 yards on 13 carries. Kwannah Kollie caught four passes for 31 yards and Trey Gross had three receptions for 26 yards.

Delaware State totaled 21 rushing yards as a team on a combined 29 carries.

Brian Cavicate paced DelState on defense with eight tackles followed by Alex Lozano who recorded six.

The Hornets were coming off a 24-9 defeat on Saturday to Howard while North Carolina A&T had a bye week before the Thursday contest. Delaware State’s next game is Saturday, Oct. 5 at home against South Carolina State (7 p.m.).

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