Savannah St. 33, NC Central 30

An interception return for a touchdown by Byron Leggett sealed

Savannah State’s 33-30 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday

night in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both

teams.

Leggett’s 50-yard return with 46 seconds to play extended

Savannah State’s lead to 33-22.

The Eagles (1-3, 0-1) responded with an 81-yard kickoff return

for a touchdown by Geovonie Irvine and a two-point conversion for

the final margin. The onside kick was recovered by the Tigers

(1-3).

Savannah State (1-3, 1-0) has won two games in a row in the

series.

Antonio Bostick, who ran for two touchdowns, passed for 200

yards and a score for the Tigers. Bostick’s 5-yard touchdown run

gave the Tigers a 27-15 lead with 11 minutes remaining in the

game.

Michael Johnson threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns for the

Eagles, who have lost their past two games by a total of four

points.