ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Dondre Lewis-Freeman ran for 140 yards and one touchdown to lead South Carolina State to a 30-6 victory over Hampton in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The Bulldogs (3-2, 1-0) played without three of their top four rushers coming into the game, but still piled up 248 yards rushing, nearly 78 more than their season average (170.5 per game).
Dondre Brown added 86 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the win.
The Bulldogs held Hampton (0-5, 0-1) to just 229 yards of total offense, recorded six sacks and a safety and forced three turnovers. Four Pirates combined to complete 13 of 36 passes for just 116 yards. Defensive end Andrew Carter recorded 4 1/2 tackles for loss, including 3 1/2 sacks for SC State.