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North Carolina Central Eagles (9-2)


Olivo's field goal as time expires saves day for NC Central

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Adrian Olivo's 36-yard field goal as time expired lifted North Carolina Central to a 22-20 victory over Tennessee Tech in a non-league regular season finale on Saturday.

Tennessee Tech (4-7) took a 20-19 lead on Jeremiah Oatsvall's 1-yard run with 2:43 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Golden Eagles' two-point conversion try was no good.

North Carolina Central (9-2) started at its own 28-yard line on what would be the game's final drive. The Eagles made four first downs - converting once on fourth down - and reached the Tennessee Tech 19-yard line. With time running out, Olivo made his third field goal of the game.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: D. Richard2473
Passing TDs: D. Richard24
Rushing Yards: L. Collier881
Rushing TDs: D. Richard13
Receiving Yards: E. Hicks529
Receiving TDs: E. Hicks7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. North Carolina A&T W 28 - 13
9/10 vs. Winston-Salem State W 41 - 0
9/17 at New Hampshire W 45 - 27
9/24 vs. Virginia-Lynchburg W 59 - 14
10/1 at Campbell L 18 - 48
10/13 vs. Morgan State W 59 - 20
10/22 at South Carolina State L 24 - 26
10/29 at Delaware State W 28 - 21
11/5 vs. Howard W 50 - 21
11/12 at Norfolk State W 48 - 14
11/19 at Tennessee Tech W 22 - 20
Mid-Eastern Athletic
  Conference Overall
North Carolina Central 4-1 9-2
Howard 4-1 5-6
Delaware State 2-3 5-6
Morgan State 2-3 4-7
Norfolk State 2-3 2-9
South Carolina State 1-4 3-8
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4849 (25)
Passing Yards: 2598 (36)
Rushing Yards: 2251 (15)
Points per game: 38.4 (7)
Yards per game: 440.8 (18)
Touchdowns: 55 (5)
Field Goals: 11 (44)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3587 (23)
Passing Yards: 2076 (18)
Rushing Yards: 1511 (34)
Points per game: 20.4 (20)
Yards per game: 326.1 (20)
Touchdowns: 28 (27)
Field Goals: 5 (11)
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