Moody makes move to QB to lead Bulldogs to victory

scst-moodyFormer Conway High standout Mykel Moody made the switch from quarterback to wide receiver when he went to play college football at South Carolina State. On Saturday, Moody made the move back to QB and showed he still has it.

The South Carolina State Bulldogs secured another Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) winning season with a, 28-0, victory over Bethune-Cookman Saturday at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium.

The redshirt led a Bulldogs to a 28-0 win over visiting Bethune-Cookman by rolling up 321 yards of total offense. Moody rushed for 141 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns in a surprise start for the struggling Bulldogs (5-6).

“The Moody thing was an internal deal (with the coaches),” said S.C. State coach Buddy Pough, who made the decision on Tuesday. “We wanted to try something different and now we hope to build on it for the future.”

Junior linebacker Darius Leonard led a feisty Bulldog defense with a game-high 12 tackles (9 solo), 1.5 -sacks for 12-yards, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, while linebacker’s Tyler Smith and Dayshawn Taylor added five (5) tackles each.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 14-7 lead on a pair of touchdown runs by Moody of 11-yards and 21-yards. BC-U got on the board with a 29-yard toss from sophomore quarterback Akevious Williams to Jamie Wilson.

Moody connected with freshman wide receiver De’Montrez Burroughs on a 29-yard touchdown with 3:15 remaining in the third quarter. Moody seal the victory on a 12-yard scamper with 11:00 minutes remaining in regulation to give SC State a 28-7 victory over visiting Bethune-Cookman.

Photo courtesy of SCSU Athletics

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