Thorobreds fall to Fort Valley State

Special to The State Journal Published:

FORT VALLEY, Ga. – Kentucky State’s defense scored the Thorobreds’ only touchdown as Fort Valley State’s football team won 36-6 Saturday night at Wildcat Stadium.

FVSU, 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the SIAC, scored all the points it needed in the first quarter with a 52-yard field goal by Justin Rosenbaum and a 32-yard touchdown pass from Antonio Henton to Eric McCree.

The Wildcats increased their lead to 16-0 in the second quarter on a 30-yard field goal from Rosenbaum.

Early in the third quarter KSU’s Jeremy Lewis returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. Cade Berryman’s point-after kick was blocked, leaving the score at 16-6.

Fort Valley scored two touchdowns in the third quarter on a 71-yard interception return from Dajuan Williams and a five-yard run by Germaine Tate. Rosenbaum had the PAT on both touchdowns.

The game’s final touchdown came with 2:48 left in the fourth quarter on a 38-yard run by Chris Brumfield.

KSU (1-4, 0-3) had 157 yards rushing and 99 yards passing for 256 total yards. Fort Valley rushed for just 63 yards, but Henton was 14-for-29 passing for 230 yards with one touchown and three interceptions.

Justin Williams rushed for 81 yards to lead the Thorobreds, and quarterback Joey Pierce was 7-for-30 for 99 yards with four interceptions.

JacQuan Persley led K-State’s defense with 10 tackles and one sack. Terry Horton had nine tackles and two sacks for a total of 22 yards, and Carlos Ware also had a sack.

KSU returns home Saturday for its first game at Alumni Stadium since Sept. 8 when it hosts Miles for homecoming.

Game time is 1:30 p.m.

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