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BALANCED ATTACK LEADS ECSU TO 56-14 HOMECOMING WIN
Oct. 19, 2013
ELIZABETH CITY, NC- Elizabeth City State University breezed past Lincoln University of Pennsylvania in a 56-14 Homecoming win on Saturday at Roebuck Stadium.
ECSU scored 14 points in each quarter in the blowout victory. The Lions slip to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in CIAA play.
Petey Boone set a career high in rushing yards (182 on 21 carries) and posted a personal best with 4 touchdowns on the ground. His first score of the day was also a career high, when he broke for a 73 yard TD at with 9:47 left in the first half.
Boone tacked on a 3-yard score with 31 seconds left in the second quarter, giving ECSU a 28-7 lead at the intermission.
He capped an 8-play 55 yard drive with a 15 scoring yard run at the 10:48 mark of the 3rd quarter and took a direct snap 39 yards to the end zone with 5:23 left in the game.
The Viking offense displayed a balanced attack on Saturday with the backfield accounting for 256 of the 585 yards of total offense. Tyrell Houghton spread the ball around to 7 different receivers, going 15-26 for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Antonio Huff, Keith Strickland, Gary Langston and Javoris Bryant were all on the receiving end of touchdown passes, the latter coming from backup quarterback Will Boyette on his only throw of the afternoon with 11:15 left in the contest.
The Lions ran the same number of plays (69) as the Vikings but were more than doubled up in offensive output 585-203. The yardage and points (14) allowed were a lows for an ECSU opponent in 2013. The Viking defense also had a season best four sacks on the afternoon.
Kendall Sellars led all ECSU defenders with 9 tackles (6 solo) including a sack for a loss of 10 yards.
ECSU (2-5, CIAA 2-2) will hit the road next weekend to take on Chowan University. Game time is scheduled for 3:00pm. Follow us on Twitter @ECSUVikings and logo onto www.ecsuvikings.com for more information.
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