Howard Wins Homecoming!

Victory Comes In OT.

Howard's Terrence Leffall on the move.

Howard Univesity Bison football has much to be proud about today. On the weekend of its homecoming festivities the home crowd saw their Bison team (4-4 overall, 3-2 in the MEAC) leading at the half with a stunning 13-0 score over its MEAC rival the North Carolina A&T Aggies.

Much of Howard's success at the half came as a result of the defensive job that was done of the Aggies' standout running back, Mike Mayhew, who was limited to just 34 yards on 13 carries.

"We were able to do slow Mike down by taking away his lanes and the things he is good at," said Howard linebacker Keith Pough, who had 3.5 tackles for losses. "He is great back and you have to stay disciplined or he will make you pay. I thought we did a great job on him."

But the Aggies had other weapons to assist them along throughout the game.

Noteably its quarterback Lewis Kindle who connected with wide receiver Wallace Miles to give NC A&T its first lead at 14-13 with 2:44 left in the third quarter.

Not a team to give up the Aggies continued their rally, one that found them in an amazing come-from-behind 21-21 tie leading into the fourth quarter.

North Carolina's Mayhew made the most effort with a 66-yard jaunt that took him through the right side of the Bison defense and into the end zone.

The back and forth scoring changes made for thrilling football action at Howard's Greene Stadium sending the game into an overtime frenzy that ended with Howard's Terrence Leffall scoring from three yards out with the help of Howard's key defensive stop on a goal line stand to help Howard secure the 35-28 win.

This is Howard's first homecoming win under the auspices of its current head coach Gary Harrell.

The Bison men meet South Carolina St. on Oct. 29 at home, at 1 pm. South Carolina concluding its last game with a 24-27 loss over Florida A&M.