Defense, special teams lead South Carolina State past Howard

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Chris Pauling and Darius Leonard each returned interceptions for scores and Lynard Jamison had a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown to help South Carolina State beat Howard 49-10 on Saturday.

Jamison added eight receptions for 70 yards and another touchdown while Mykal Moody finished with three catches for 107 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown that gave South Carolina State (3-3, 2-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a 21-0 lead with 4:32 left in the first quarter.

On the first play from scrimmage, Pauling picked off a pass from Jamie Cunningham and returned it 42 yards for a score.

After the teams exchanged punts, Howard (0-6, 0-4) drove to the South Carolina State 34 before a 65-yard pick-6 by Leonard gave the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

Howard had just 217 total yards and is now averaging just 196.3 yards per game.