ECSU Vikings Ravage LU Lions

By Antoine AluqdahThe Lincoln University Lions were defeated 63-19 by the Elizabeth City State University Vikings Saturday afternoon at home.

The Lions defense could not stop the Vikings running back, DaRonte McNeil, who ran for 137 yards on 27 carries. McNeil also set a team record with six touchdowns on the ground.

Lincoln University football head, Coach O.J Abanishe mentioned that as a team, the Lions knew of the Vikings depth at the running back position.

Abanishe said, “Towards the middle of the third quarter we just wore down. That’s when they took advantage of our lack of depth on the defensive side of the ball.”

Doug Cook had a solid game throwing for 335 yards and two touchdowns, but the Lions fell short when it came to their wide receivers.

Wide receivers dropped a total of passes seven passes, two of which were dropped in the end zone early in the third quarter, when the game was 21-13.

“I have to keep throwing the ball to my wideouts. Without them I’m nothing. I just have to trust them to go out there and catch the ball at the end of the day that’s what it comes up to,” said sophomore quarterback Doug Cook.

Lincoln (1-6) will take on Virginia State University (3-4) in Petersburg, Va. on Saturday, Oct. 20.


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