TAMPA — As a massive group of black clouds rolled into Tampa Bay Tech on Friday just before kickoff, Titans running back Richard Benjamin knew it would be a lunch pail kind of day.
Amid a downpour, the senior came up with the best night of his career against Chamberlain (1-2, 0-1), running for 263 yards and three scores in a 22-12 victory.
"I saw those clouds rolling in and I told my O-line, 'Let's go,' " Benjamin said. "With a young quarterback, I knew we were going to have to step up."
The line gave Benjamin big holes to break runs into the second level of the Chiefs' defense and he did just that, rattling off several runs of more than 20 yards.
Tech (3-1, 1-0) controlled the game, but Chamberlain scored late in the fourth quarter on a 37-yard run by Xavier Johnson.
Todd Foley, Times correspondent