Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 14

(0-3, 0-2 MEAC)

Norfolk State 40

(2-2, 1-1 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

William Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

1 2 3 4 T
COOK 0 14 0 014
NORF 13 10 17 040

Top Performers

Passing: D. Brown (NORF) - 267 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Branche (NORF) - 20 CAR, 106 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Bell (NORF) - 9 REC, 213 YDS, 2 TD

Norfolk St. 40, Bethune-Cookman 14

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- DeAngelo Branche rushed for three touchdowns and Dennis Brown threw two scoring passes to Chris Bell as Norfolk State routed Bethune-Cookman 40-14 Saturday.

Branche had 106 yards on 20 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 1, 3 and 1 yards for the Spartans (2-2, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Brown had a career-high 270 yards on 16-of-28 passing with one interception, while Bell's 213 yards receiving on nine catches was also a career high. The pair connected on touchdown passes of 62 and 26 yards.

The win was Norfolk State's most lopsided in the 20-game series.

Johnathan Moment scored on two 1-yard runs for the Wildcats (0-3, 0-2) to cut the Spartans' lead to 23-14 at halftime.

Norfolk State scored twice in 27 seconds in the third quarter. After Bell's second touchdown, Terrell Whitehead had a 57-yard interception return to set up Branche's last score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COOK
NORF
1st Downs1321
Total Yards211438
Passing184270
Rushing27168
Penalties6-276-55
3rd Down Conversions2-122-10
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers52
Possession27:3432:26

Passing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Francois8/141238.802
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown15/2626710.321

Rushing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Francois16392.4018
Morris5163.206
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Branche201065.3325
Cotton8465.8014

Receiving Leaders

Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCaskill25728.5042
Reams44411.0029
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bell921323.7262
Fluker-Berry22311.5012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOOKNORF
TD12:21DeAngelo Branche 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
TD09:27Chris Bell 62 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 013
SECOND QUARTERCOOKNORF
FG14:51Justin Castellat 37 Yd 016
TD12:37DeAngelo Branche 3 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 023
TD06:56Jonathan Moment 1 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 723
TD00:33Jonathan Moment 1 Yd Run (Kory Kowalski Kick) 1423
THIRD QUARTERCOOKNORF
FG07:31Justin Castellat 19 Yd 1426
TD02:27Chris Bell 26 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 1433
TD02:00DeAngelo Branche 1 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 1440