Wildcats gain some more revenge
Telegraph Staff Fort Valley State is in the middle of its revenge tour, trying to take care of teams that beat the Wildcats a year ago.
FVSU never trailed and scored in the final minute of the second quarter to take control en route to a 40-16 win Saturday over Clark Atlanta in SIAC action.
The Wildcats won their fourth straight game to improve to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play. The Panthers fell to 3-3 and 3-2.
Now FVSU can focus on one of its two games of the year. Defending SIAC champion Tuskegee visits Fort Valley in six days with the loser all but being eliminated from postseason contention.
Tuskegee upped its mark 5-1 and 4-1 with a 31-15 win over previously unbeaten Morehouse, which knocked off FVSU 47-34 in the second week of the season. Tuskegee edged FVSU 22-15 in week three in 2009.
It’ll be FVSU’s final home game of the season when Tuskegee comes calling. The Wildcats are at Kentucky State and Lane before taking on Albany State in Columbus in the Fountain City Classic.
Albany State remained perfect after six overall and five conference games with a 34-7 homecoming win over Miles.
FVSU scored a late second-quarter touchdown for a 24-10 lead and sealed it in the fourth.
The Wildcats have scored 40 or more points in four straight games and won by an average of 34.3 points.
Nicholas Stephens got the start at quarterback — incumbent Eugene Smith didn’t play — and completed 13-of-19 for 132 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Tony Reid rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries to lead the Wildcats, also catching four passes for 63 yards and two scores.
Clark Atlanta’s Winston Thompson ran for 94 yards, but the Panthers ended up with only 71 net yards rushing.
FVSU went 69 yards on five plays to open the game, Reid going in from 3 yards. The Wildcats converted a fumble into a 41-yard field goal by Justin Rosenbaum with 3:12 left in the first quarter.
CAU ate up 5:24 en route to a score with 9:10 remaining in the half to pull within 10-7, but the Wildcats answered with an 8-play, 66-yard drive, Stephens passing to Aaron Courtney for the 13-yard score.
The Panthers got field goal, but then fumbled a 44-yard Marquette King punt at their 31. Stephens connected with Reid for a touchdown on the first play, with 42 seconds left in the half.
After a sluggish third quarter, FVSU put it away 49 seconds into the fourth on Stephens’ 13-yard scoring pass to Reid, ending a 9-play, 59-yard drive.
Courtney Daniels picked off a Kyle Lacey pass deep in CAU territory, and the Wildcats got a 6-yard run from Reid for the score.
The Panthers scored with 4:07 left, but FVSU blocked the point-after kick, and Southwest alumni Tim Shelley returned it for two points. http://www.macon.com/2010/10/10/1296533/wildcats-gain-some-more-revenge.html