Resiliency: Virginia State sneaks past Virginia Union in The Battle of I-95!
On Saturday, November 4, 2017 for those who witnessed the instant classic between the Virginia Union Panthers and the Virginia State Trojans at Rodgers Stadium they know that respect is not given its earned. The Virginia State Trojans earned that and a 9-0 record, winning against their I-95 rivals 40-39.
The Trojans took the field with a little less than a minute, the Trojans completed a long pass down the sideline setting up a short two-yard run by Virginia State’s new all-time leading rusher Trenton Cannon leaping over Ray Lewis III with no regard for his body, putting the Trojans up 28-17 at halftime.
This touchdown occurred with 3:38 seconds left on the clock in the third frame, the Panthers sideline could be heard screaming Union loudly as they held a 39-28 over the undefeated Trojans. This would be the last celebrating that the Union Panthers would be doing for the rest of the night. The Trojans would score on their next drive less than four minutes later making this contest 39-34. Panthers quarterback Darius Taylor had a great game going 25-45 for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also had three interceptions and one of those interceptions came late in their own territory.