Winston Salem State University celebrated Senior Day last Saturday with a 41-0 home victory over St. Augustine’s in the Cancer Awareness Game on William “Bill” Hayes Field at Bowman Gray Stadium.

After losing their first four games this season to Catawba, North Carolina Central, Elizabeth City State and Chowan, WSSU, 2-4 overall, has won two straight, the first coming against Johnson C. Smith Oct. 9 on the road. They host the Livingston College Blue Bears this Saturday on homecoming weekend. The game will be aired on Aspire TV. The Rams will look to improve on their 2-2 record in CIAA play.

WSSU Marching Band and cheerleaders Credit: Lem Peterkin photo

Facing longtime rival St. Augustine’s, WSSU jumped out to an early 14-0 first quarter lead, the opening score coming on a three-yard touchdown run by quarterback Cameron Lewis at 9:19. The next was a rushing TD by running back Andrew Hayes with 3:38 remaining in the quarter. WSSU added 10 more points in the second quarter to take a 24-0 halftime lead.

Under the direction of interim head coach Robert Massey, a native of Rock Hill, S.C. who played 10 seasons as a defensive back in the NFL, his final season in 1997 with the New York Giants, the WSSU was unrelenting in stopping St. Augustine’s offense. The Falcons only crossed midfield three times on the afternoon in dropping to 0-5.

The Rams’ Lewis passed for 167 yards and rushed for 50. Running back Cameron Davis topped WSSU with 78 yards on the ground on 11 carries and his fellow running back Andrew Hayes gained 72 yards on 12 attempts.

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