KSU dominates Heritage Classic, defeats Allen 45-0

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

LEXINGTON - Kentucky State dominated play on both sides of the ball Saturday versus Allen University in cruising to a 45-0 shutout in the second annual Lexington Heritage Football Classic Clash in the Bluegrass.

With the win, Kentucky State is 2-0.

"I'm excited," KSU coach Donald Smith said. "We're 2-0 and I'm feeling good."

He has reason to be.

The offense was several penalties away from near perfection and the defense was even better.

The Thorobreds held the Columbia, S.C.. school to just 96 yards of total offense and forced two turnovers. The Hornets finished the game with 21 yards rushing on 43 carries, averaging just a half-yard per try.

What makes those numbers even more staggering is the fact that on Allen's opening play of the game, running back Javon Mitchell scampered for a 45-yard run. He was thrown for several losses the rest of the way and earned a net 32 yards on the ground.

"We came in with the goal of having the No. 1 defense," said senior defensive lineman Sylvester Peoples, who wreaked havoc on the Allen offense most of the night. "We used our speed to our advantage, and speed kills."

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