As the 2012 college football season moves forward, it is clear that nothing is clear in the CIAA, except that Winston-Salem is the cream of the football crop. Meanwhile, the Trojans of Virginia State University finally get into the win column with a 30 – 20 victory over Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. State is now 1 – 2 on the season with a date next Saturday in Charlotte against Johnson C. Smith University.
While VSU was celebrating its first win, the Panthers of Virginia Union University were experiencing their first loss of the season at Fayetteville State, where the Broncos beat the visitors from Richmond 28 – 17. Union is now 2 – 1 and have a big meeting next weekend at Winston-Salem with the defending CIAA Champions, who come home from the Cleveland Classic where they dominated Morehouse 55 – 21. In the MEAC, Hampton University is having a tough year so far being on probation and ineliginle for any MEAC or NCAA treasure. The Pirates were blown away 44 – 20 last Saturday at Florida A & M to go 0 – 3. Hampton has this weekend off.
In Norfolk, where the Spartans of Norfolk State rarely lose, Howard University rolled into Dick Price Stadium against all odds, and stole a 37 – 36 overtime victory over the Green & Gold. The Spartans fall to 2 – 1 and hit the road to Athens, Ohio this weekend to face Ohio University.