North Carolina A&T captures MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Orlando, FL ( - Kwashaun Quick and Tarik Cohen rushed for two touchdowns each in the first half as North Carolina A&T pulled away from Alabama A&M for a 47-13 victory in the 10th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Sunday.

In a game played at Bright House Networks Stadium on the campus of the University of Central Florida, North Carolina A&T (1-0) extended the MEAC's dominance in the series to 8-2.

Cesar Ramon's second field goal of the first quarter pulled Alabama A&M (0-1) within 7-6, but A&T's Tony McRae closed the quarter by returning the kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown.

The score started 38 unanswered points by A&T, which led 38-6 at halftime.

Quick, A&T's starting quarterback, had 194 total yards (99 rushing, 95 passing) and Cohen, a sophomore running back, had 167 yards on the ground and 20 on receptions. One of his 11 carries went for an 80-yard touchdown.

In the loss, James Spady made his debut at Alabama A&M's head coach.