Freeman carries Howard over Savannah State 56-9



WASHINGTON (AP) — Aquanius Freeman carried 13 times for 212 yards and two touchdowns as Howard routed winless Savannah State 56-9 Saturday.

Freeman amassed the highest rushing total for the Bison (3-1, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) since Jevonte Philpot’s 201 against South Carolina State in 1999.

Randy Liggins, who was forced out of Howard’s win over Norfolk State last week by back spasms, completed 9 of 13 passes for 85 yards and carried 10 times for 70 yards, including second-quarter touchdowns of 12 and 29 yards.

The Tigers (0-4, 0-2) didn’t score until Preston McCarthy’s 33-yard field goal on the first half’s final play made it 28-3.

Howard quickly padded its lead to 35-3 in the third quarter when Devin Rollins returned a blocked Savannah State punt 23 yards for a touchdown.

The Bison sacked Tigers’ quarterbacks Victorian Hardison and Antonio Bostick five times and limited them to 166 yards on 16-of-39 passing.