Scores

Final

Howard 42

(3-5, 1-3 MEAC)

Norfolk State 28

(1-8, 0-5 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 1, 2003

William 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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