Scores

Final

S Carolina St 39

(4-1, 1-0 MEAC)

Norfolk State 14

(1-4, 1-2 MEAC)

6:00 PM ET, October 9, 2004

William Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

1 2 3 4 T
SCST 12 0 14 1339
NORF 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: B. Brooks (NORF) - 192 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Martin (SCST) - 28 CAR, 213 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Sammons (NORF) - 5 REC, 93 YDS

South Carolina St 39, Norfolk State 14

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Coty Martin ran for 213 of South Carolina State's 488 rushing yards and was one of three Bulldogs to score two touchdowns on the ground Saturday night in a 39-14 victory against Norfolk State.

South Carolina State (4-1, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) passed for just 32 yards, but dominated behind a running game that averaged better than 6.5 yards for 74 carries, held the ball for 38 minutes, 34 seconds and amassed 30 first downs.

The Spartans (1-4, 1-2), who ended a school-record 13-game losing streak last week, turned the ball over five times in losing to the Bulldogs for the ninth time in 10 tries.

Martin scored on runs of 2 and 20 yards, Cleveland McCoy on runs of 18 and 1 yards and DeShawn Baker on runs of 14 and 3 yards for South Carolina State. McCoy also threw nine passes, completing four, and had two others intercepted to keep it closer.

Baker finished with 131 yards on 18 carries, and McCoy gained 96 on 17 carries.

The Bulldogs led 26-0 until Howard Gilmore caught a 13-yard TD pass from Brandon Brooks to get the Spartans on the board with 2:10 left in the third quarter.

Gray Franklin added a 6-yard TD run for Norfolk State with 7:29 left.

Kevin Talley finished with 21 tackles, including 11 solos, for the Spartans.

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