Scores

Final

Howard 42

(3-5, 1-3 MEAC)

Norfolk State 28

(1-8, 0-5 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 1, 2003

Price Stadium, NORFOLK, VA

1 2 3 4 T
HOW 0 14 14 1442
NORF 0 14 7 728

Howard 42, Norfolk State 28

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOW
NORF
1st Downs1520
Total Yards371374
Passing43195
Rushing328179
Penalties16-1403-18
3rd Down Conversions4-137-20
4th Down Conversions1-33-4
Turnovers22
Possession28:5431:06

Passing Leaders

HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Moreno5/21432.002-
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Leonard18/351955.600-

Rushing Leaders

HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutherford302307.7529
Smith10646.4016
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson261405.4221
Anthony12524.3015

Receiving Leaders

HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brewer34314.3025
Miller111.001
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gilmore913515.0047
Johnson5499.8021

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERHOWNORF
TD12:52ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 28 YD RUN (BLOCKED XP)
Drive info: 3 plays, 51 yards.
60
TD10:46ANTOINE BETHEA 26 YD BLOCKED PUNT RETURN (SHAUN MILLER 2PT PASS FROM MARCUS MORENO)140
TD7:52TERRELL JOHNSON 9 YD RUN (ANTONIO GOMEZ KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 62 yards.
147
TD1:30TERRELL JOHNSON 2 YD RUN (ANTONIO GOMEZ KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yards.
1414
THIRD QUARTERHOWNORF
TD14:41ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 23 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 23 yards.
2014
TD11:58ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 8 YD RUN (DARRYL NUNN 2PT PASS FROM MARCUS MORENO)
Drive info: 8 plays, 31 yards.
2814
TD3:12MARKEYCOIN MCKINNEY 1 YD RUN (ANTONIO GOMEZ KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 65 yards.
2821
FOURTH QUARTERHOWNORF
TD12:27ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 18 YD RUN (VAUGHN WATERS KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 27 yards.
3521
TD4:03DONTRELL LEONARD 1 YD RUN (ANTONIO GOMEZ KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 82 yards.
3528
TD1:38ANTOINE RUTHERFORD 29 YD RUN (VAUGHN WATERS KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 52 yards.
4228