Tarik Cohen runs for 256 yards, 3 TDs, NC A&T beats Hampton

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Tarik Cohen ran for 256 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a career-long 94-yarder late in the fourth quarter, and North Carolina A&T beat Hampton 31-9 on Thursday night.

Cohen passed Stoney Polite (1984-87) on his first touchdown run to set the Aggies’ record with 42nd career rushing TDs – a 15-yard run that give the Aggies a 17-3 lead late in the third quarter. He added a 30-yard score that made it a 21-point lead early in the fourth.

The Aggies (3-1, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) were on their 6 with a 24-3 lead late in the fourth quarter when Cohen turned a dive run to the outside and outraced the Hampton (1-3, 1-1) defenders along the left sideline.

Jaylian Williamson was 32 of 54 for 387 yards and a 59-yard scoring toss to Shakim Alonzo late in the fourth quarter for the Pirates. Rashawn Proctor added 188 yards receiving.

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