Bentley rushes for TD in opener

Senior running back Jordan Bentley of Guntersville scored the 24th touchdown of his Alabama A&M career in a season-opening win over Morehouse College in the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic.

Guntersville football legend Jordan Bentley played a key role in helping the Alabama A&M Bulldogs topple Morehouse College 35-30 on Sept. 1 in the inaugural Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Bentley’s 1-yard touchdown run gave the Bulldogs a 14-7 lead with 5:59 left in the second quarter. The TD was the 24th of Bentley’s college career.

Bentley rushed 12 times for 40 yards to lead Alabama A&M’s ground attack. He caught two passes for 40 yards.

Quarterback Aqeel Glass propelled the Bulldogs’ offense by completing 28-of-44 passes for 397 yards and four touchdowns.

He threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Brian Jenkins, a 20-yarder, with three seconds left in the fourth period.

Bentley delivered a vicious tackle on an interception return by Morehouse. There was a convoy of blockers leading the way, and somehow Bentley broke through and instantly stopped the runback. The stadium crowd reacted with the hit of the game. It was the type of hit he made many times while playing for Guntersville.

Alabama A&M plays its home opener Saturday night when it hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 6 p.m. at Louis Crews Stadium in Huntsville.

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