SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) D'Vonn Gibbons passed for 162 yards and a score and added 126 yards rushing and two touchdowns to help Savannah State overcome five turnovers in its 35-21 win over Delaware State on Saturday night.
Jaylen McCloud had 19 carries for 92 yards for Savannah State, which has won two in a row after losing 10 straight - dating to last season.
Gibbons scored on a 9-yard run to cap a 14-play, 84-yard drive to open the game and the Tigers (2-7, 2-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) never trailed. Savannah State was forced to punt from near midfield, but a roughing the kicker penalty on Delaware State gave the Tigers a fresh set of downs. One play before Gibbons' touchdown run, he hit Cameron White for a 23-yard gain on fourth-and-6.
Brandon Carswell's strip-sack of Keenan Black was recovered by Stefen Banks and, two plays later, White's 39-yard touchdown catch made it 14-0 late in the first quarter.
Delaware State (1-8, 1-6) went 0 for 9 on third-down conversions, had just 254 total yards and committed five turnovers. Black had 216 yards passing with three touchdowns, but threw four interceptions.
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