For the second straight year, the Winston-Salem State University Rams capped off a perfect regular season on Saturday with a 41-8 win over Fayetteville State.
WSSU used another stifling defensive effort in limiting the Broncos to just 154 yards. Fayetteville State was held to just six first downs and was just one of 13 on third downs.
The Rams are now focused on Elizabeth City State University. They will face the team Saturday for the CIAA Championship on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Durham County Stadium.
In other football news, Matthew Browning, a redshirt freshman defensive back, has been named to the 2012 CIAA Football All-Rookie team. The Charlotte native finished the 2012 regular season with 24 tackles, 1.5 tackles for lost yardage, one sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups.
Browning’s top game was against Shaw University, where he had five tackles (4 solo) one sack and one pass breakup. He had five tackles in a game, twice this season.
Also, this week, Jahuann Butler was named CIAA Wide Receiver of the Week and Connell Maynor won another CIAA Head Coach of the Week title.
During Saturday’s game, Butler collected six catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns. This is Maynor’s third top coach honor this season.