Scores

Final

Morgan State 9

(6-4, 4-2 MEAC)

Norfolk State 35

(4-6, 3-4 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

William Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

1 2 3 4 T
MORG 0 0 3 69
NORF 7 7 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: M. Melton (MORG) - 100 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Branche (NORF) - 23 CAR, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Johnson (NORF) - 4 REC, 50 YDS

Norfolk St. 35, Morgan St. 9

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Dennis Brown had two rushing touchdowns to help Norfolk State beat Morgan State 35-6 on Saturday.

The Spartans (4-6, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) took a 14-0 first half lead after DeAngelo Branche scored on a 1-yard run and Brown added a 5-yard scoring run.

Norfolk State ahead 21-9 in the third quarter on Brown's 4-yard touchdown run. The Bears (6-4, 4-2) closed within 12 points in the fourth when Jephte Cherenfant caught a 9-yard scoring pass from Mario Melton.

But Hasan Craig returned a fumble 34 yards for a touchdown and Don Carey scored on a 94-yard interception to put the game away for the Spartans.

Branche led Norfolk State with 86 yards rushing. Brown also completed 9 of 17 passes for 78 yards.

Melton went 6 of 16 threw for 100 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for Morgan State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MORG
NORF
1st Downs1912
Total Yards264184
Passing11878
Rushing146106
Penalties11-10613-100
3rd Down Conversions4-115-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers70
Possession29:4530:15

Passing Leaders

Morgan StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Melton6/161006.312
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown9/17784.600

Rushing Leaders

Morgan StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
James15694.6016
Melton22522.4012
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Branche23863.7126
Brown8172.125

Receiving Leaders

Morgan StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
White24824.0030
Surratt34314.3021
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson45012.5028
Walker3165.306

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMORGNORF
TD10:26DeAngelo Branche 1 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERMORGNORF
TD11:51Dennis Brown 5 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 014
THIRD QUARTERMORGNORF
FG07:00James Meade 29 Yd 314
TD03:33Dennis Brown 4 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 321
FOURTH QUARTERMORGNORF
TD09:30Jephte Cherenfant 9 Yd Pass From Mario Melton (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 921
TD01:52Hasan Craig 34 Yd Fumble Return (Justin Castellat Kick) 928
TD01:24Don Carey 94 Yd Interception Return (Justin Castellat Kick) 935