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Taylor Rushes for 4 Touchdowns at Elizabeth City State

October 29, 2018

Virginia Union University's Tabyus Taylor rushed for 231 yards and four touchdowns as VUU downed Elizabeth City State University 53-0 on Saturday, October 27, in Elizabeth City, N.C.

The game marked the second time this season that Taylor has rushed for over 200 yards and four touchdowns in a single game.  He recorded 235 yards rushing against Lincoln (Pa.) University on October 6 and had four rushing TDs against Chowan University on October 13.

Three of Taylor's four touchdowns came in the first quarter of the game.

Taylor has now rushed for 19 touchdowns this season, second only to the school-record of 28 rushing touchdowns set by Andre Braxton in 2000.

Taylor now also has rushed for 1,238 yards, the fourth-highest in VUU history, behind William Stanback's 1,299 yards in 2016.

In all, VUU rushed for 306 total yards against the Vikings.

Virginia Union's Darius Taylor completed eight of 17 passes for 156 yards, including a 53-yard scoring strike to Jewison Dawkins.

VUU's defense recorded two safeties on two blocked punts while Jacoby Blackmon led the Panthers with nine tackles.

The win raised Virginia Union's record to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the CIAA.  Elizabeth City State fell to 1-6 overall and 0-6 in CIAA play.

Virginia Union wraps up the 2018 regular season when it meets Virginia State University at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, in Hovey Field in Richmond, Va.