1:00 PM ET, November 1, 2003
Price Stadium, NORFOLK, VA
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Antoine Rutherford ran 30 times for 230 yards and five touchdowns Saturday to lead Howard to a 42-28 victory over Norfolk State.
Tied 14-14 at the half, the Bisons (3-5, 1-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) broke the game open with Rutherford's 23-yard touchdown run just 19 seconds into the third quarter. Howard recovered the ensuing kickoff, which was high and short, and Rutherford scored on an 8-yard run.
Norfolk State (1-8, 0-5) was led by Terrell Johnson, who ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Spartans receiver Howard Gilmore had nine catches for 135 yards, and Dontrell Leonard was 18-of-35 for 195 yards.
Norfolk lost two fumbles. It was the Spartans' seventh straight loss.
|3rd Down Conversions||4-13||7-20|
|4th Down Conversions||1-3||3-4|
|TD||12:52||ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 28 YD RUN (BLOCKED XP)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 51 yards.
|TD||10:46||ANTOINE BETHEA 26 YD BLOCKED PUNT RETURN (SHAUN MILLER 2PT PASS FROM MARCUS MORENO)||14||0|
|TD||7:52||TERRELL JOHNSON 9 YD RUN (ANTONIO GOMEZ KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 62 yards.
|TD||1:30||TERRELL JOHNSON 2 YD RUN (ANTONIO GOMEZ KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yards.
|TD||14:41||ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 23 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 23 yards.
|TD||11:58||ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 8 YD RUN (DARRYL NUNN 2PT PASS FROM MARCUS MORENO)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 31 yards.
|TD||3:12||MARKEYCOIN MCKINNEY 1 YD RUN (ANTONIO GOMEZ KICK)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 65 yards.
|TD||12:27||ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 18 YD RUN (VAUGHN WATERS KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 27 yards.
|TD||4:03||DONTRELL LEONARD 1 YD RUN (ANTONIO GOMEZ KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 82 yards.
|TD||1:38||ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 29 YD RUN (VAUGHN WATERS KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 52 yards.