The University of the District of Columbia and Fayetteville (N.C. ) State College played to a scoreless tie before a crowd of 4,200 in the revival of the Capital Classic at RFK Stadium yesterday.
The game was sponsored by the Committee of Black Sportsmen in an attempt to raise scholarship money for black students. From 1942 to 1962, the Classic was viewed as the black Rose Bowl.
UDC's best opportunity came in the second quarter. On third and six, junior split end Charles Chisley made a diving catch of a Michael Young pass at the Bronco three. The 45-yard reception was one of 10 the agile receiver made for the day for a UDC record 163 yards.
Unable to move against the much larger Fayetteville front four on three rushing attempts, the Firebirds got a reprieve when the Broncos were called for pass interference on third down, giving UDC first and goal at the three. f
Two passes and a run yielded no yards and, on fourth down, UDC kicker Jed Worrell attempted a 20-yard field goal. The kick was blocked by Bronco defensive end Kenneth Tillman.
"We have a very young and inexperienced offensive line," said UDC Coach Ted Vactor. "We had our chances but just couldn't capitalize. We installed the shotgun this week in an attempt to loosen up their defense but we couldn't get any points on the board."
The UDC defense played well, recording three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and seven quarterback sacks. The tie gave UDC a 2-6-1 record with one game remaining. Fayetteville is 5-4-1.