Scores

Final

Norfolk State 31

(5-4, 4-3 MEAC)

Morgan State 23

(5-4, 3-3 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Hughes Stadium (MD), Baltimore, MD

1 2 3 4 T
NORF 7 14 7 331
MORG 7 13 3 023

Top Performers

Passing: D. Brown (NORF) - 215 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Branche (NORF) - 19 CAR, 145 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Bell (NORF) - 6 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Norfolk St. 31, Morgan St. 23

Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Dennis Brown threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns as Norfolk State held off Morgan State 31-23 on Saturday.

DeAngelo Branche added 145 yards rushing and a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass for the Spartans (5-4, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).

Norfolk State, which led the MEAC in total defense entering the game, gave up 300 yards, but held Morgan State (5-4, 3-3) to a third-quarter field goal after taking a 21-20 lead into halftime.

Brown's 16-yard touchdown pass to Branche put Norfolk State ahead 28-20 with 11:14 left in the third quarter.

Kemar Scarlett cut the lead to 28-23 with a 52-yard field goal with 8:14 left in the third quarter, but Justin Castellat added a 38-yard field goal for a 31-23 lead with 11:24 remaining in the game.

Norfolk State's P.J. Hayden had five catches for 109 yards.

Devan James led Morgan State with 77 yards rushing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NORF
MORG
1st Downs2116
Total Yards379300
Passing215149
Rushing164151
Penalties5-579-103
3rd Down Conversions3-97-17
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers11
Possession27:2132:39

Passing Leaders

Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown14/2121510.221
Morgan StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson14/291495.101

Rushing Leaders

Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Branche191457.6119
Cotton3144.708
Morgan StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
James14775.5023
Jackson16583.6011

Receiving Leaders

Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hayden510921.8058
Bell68313.8133
Morgan StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morton-Green47518.8026
Baptiste45413.5032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNORFMORG
TD10:37Domanick West 3 Yd Run (Kemar Scarlett Kick) 07
TD04:40Josh Anderson 62 Yd Interception Return (Justin Castellat Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERNORFMORG
FG12:44Kemar Scarlett 34 Yd 710
TD07:13Chris Bell 33 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 1410
TD04:25Domanick West 1 Yd Run (Kemar Scarlett Kick) 1417
TD02:13DeAngelo Branche 2 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 2117
FG00:00Kemar Scarlett 38 Yd 2120
THIRD QUARTERNORFMORG
TD11:14DeAngelo Branche 16 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 2820
FG08:14Kemar Scarlett 52 Yd 2823
FOURTH QUARTERNORFMORG
FG11:24Justin Castellat 38 Yd 3123