ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Bruce Johnson returned an interception for a touchdown, Cornelius Walker scored on a blocked punt and South Carolina State routed Johnson C Smith 41-0 on Saturday in the Bulldogs' home opener.
South Carolina State (1-1) held Division II Johnson C Smith (0-3) to 69 yards total on its 45 offensive plays. The Golden Bulls rushed 29 times for 22 yards.
Tyler Scandrett kicked field goals of 39, 31, 32 and 27 yards. South Carolina State tacked on a safety late in the fourth quarter.
Saturday's game was the de facto home opener for South Carolina State, which had its Sept. 9 home contest against Charleston Southern postponed due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.
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