Scores

Final

Howard 6

(2-6, 0-5 MEAC)

Norfolk State 41

(4-4, 3-3 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, October 31, 2009

William Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

1 2 3 4 T
HOW 6 0 0 06
NORF 14 6 7 1441

Top Performers

Passing: D. Brown (NORF) - 226 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Branche (NORF) - 19 CAR, 129 YDS

Receiving: C. Bell (NORF) - 4 REC, 138 YDS, 2 TD

Norfolk St. 41, Howard 6

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Dennis Brown threw two touchdowns and ran for another, sparking Norfolk State's 41-6 rout of Howard on Saturday.

Brown was 12-for-21 with 226 yards and ran for 66 yards on 12 carries for the Spartans (4-4, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Chris Bell had four catches for 138 yards and two scores. DeAngelo Branche ran for 129 yards on 19 carries.

Floyd Hagler's 30-yard pass to Willie Carter was the only score for the Bison (2-6, 0-5), who took a 6-0 with 4:40 left in the first quarter after a blocked extra point.

Brown connected with Bell on touchdown passes of 51 and 64 yards in the first, and Justin Castellat made field goals from 27 and 31 yards away to put the Spartans up 20-6 at halftime.

Brown's 2-yard rushing touchdown, Josh Alford's 1-yard rushing score and Donovan Cotton's 37-yard scamper sealed Norfolk State's scoring in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOW
NORF
1st Downs824
Total Yards155520
Passing136226
Rushing19294
Penalties7-598-60
3rd Down Conversions3-146-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers00
Possession23:3236:28

Passing Leaders

HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Haigler14/291364.710
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown12/2122610.820

Rushing Leaders

HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Haigler9171.9010
Leffall581.608
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Branche191296.8023
Cotton9798.8137

Receiving Leaders

HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carter55911.8130
Sherman23015.0020
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bell413834.5264
Hayden57515.0048

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOWNORF
TD04:40Willie Carter 30 Yd Pass From Floyd Haigler (Pat Blocked) 60
TD03:18Chris Bell 51 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 67
TD00:34Chris Bell 64 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 614
SECOND QUARTERHOWNORF
FG09:06Justin Castellat 27 Yd 617
FG00:15Justin Castellat 31 Yd 620
THIRD QUARTERHOWNORF
TD03:17Dennis Brown 2 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 627
FOURTH QUARTERHOWNORF
TD09:43Josh Alford 1 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 634
TD08:21Donovan Cotton 37 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 641