It took nine years, but the signature victory in Pat Moser’s tenure as Orange football coach came on Thursday night as the Panthers defeated Southern Durham 49-7.
Marvante Beasley finished with 198 yards and two touchdowns, including a 65-yard touchdown run on the opening play of the 2nd half that broke the game open. Junior strong safety Rodney Brooks had a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown. Keshawn Thompson created two turnovers. He recovered a fumble in the first quarter that led to Beasley scoring the game’s opening touchdown from 20 yards. Thompson ended the first half with an interception of Southern quarterback Jalen Green.