ORANGEBURG, South Carolina — Jalen Simmons carried 18 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns, Antoni Hamilton had a 55-yard punt return, and South Carolina State ran over Savannah State 59-7 on Saturday.
Adri Kollock Jr added two touchdowns passing, both of which went to Taquan West, for the Bulldogs. South Carolina State (6-3, 4-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic) took a 42-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, a lead that would eventually swell to 52 before Savannah State finally scored.
Defensively, Domin Mitchell and Devondr Powell each had interception returns for touchdowns, with Mitchell's coming from 86 yards out while Powell returned his 40 yards.
The Tigers only score came with 10:11 remaining in the game, when quarterback Tino Smith found Jaylen McGriff on a 6-yard pitch and catch.
Smith struggled much of the day, completing just 6 of 18 for 21 yards.