Chowan Hawks plucked by Rams
Published 9:10 am Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Jim Hart/Contributing Writer
The Chowan University Hawks played host to the Winston-Salem State University Rams this past Saturday evening, but were glad to see their CIAA conference football guest leave.
It was very apparent after the first quarter that the Hawks were outgunned by the Rams with the Hawks trailing after the first quarter 35-7. The Hawks did make a stand during the entire game and never gave up continuing to fight back, but were unsuccessful in their bid for the win with the final score of 77-30 favoring the Rams.
Time of possession of the ball was well balanced with the Rams controlling the clock slightly with 32:51 compared to the Hawks at 26:09. However, the Hawks defense seemed to be ineffective on the rushing but mainly on the passing of the Rams. The Rams rolled up a total of 269 yards rushing with 318 yards passing for a total of 587 yards compared to the Hawks 368 yards.
Ryan Nolan led the Hawks rushing offense with 16 carries and a net of 86 yards including a 57 yard touchdown run with 7 seconds left in the first quarter. He was followed by DaSean Martin with 79 rushing yards and J.R. Williams with one carry and -7 yards. Before being sidelined with a shoulder injury, Nolan competed 13-for-28 with 1 interception for 119 yards and one touchdown. Dain McFarland relieved Nolan and went 8-for-15 with 1 interception and two touchdown passes and a total of 91 yards. Receiving for Chowan was led by Antjuan Randall who had five catches for 53 yards followed by Kaine Lombard who had five catches for 44 yards and one touchdown, Ryon Martin who had four catches for 33 yards and Dexter Green with two catches for 40 yards.
Following this matchup with Winston-Salem State University, Chowan now stands at 1-4 overall with 0-2 for the CIAA conference.
Chowan University will host Bowie State University this coming Saturday in a CIAA Northern Division game time slated for 3 p.m. Note that this will be Homecoming for Chowan and a full slate of halftime festivities is scheduled.