Scores

Final

Norfolk State 21

(6-4, 5-3 MEAC)

Delaware State 16

(3-6, 2-4 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 14, 2009

Alumni Stadium, DOVER, DE

1 2 3 4 T
NORF 0 0 0 2121
DSU 6 0 10 016

Top Performers

Passing: D. Brown (NORF) - 274 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Jones (DSU) - 29 CAR, 117 YDS

Receiving: C. Bell (NORF) - 10 REC, 100 YDS, 2 TD

Norfolk St. 21, Delaware St. 16

Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Chris Bell caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Dennis Brown with 49 seconds left and Norfolk State overcame a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Delaware State 21-16 on Saturday.

Delaware State jumped out to a 16-0 lead after Riley Flickinger kicked three field goals and Anthony Glaud threw a 27-yard third quarter touchdown pass to Zach Charles.

DeAngelo Branche's 1-yard touchdown run with 2:35 left brought Norfolk State within two, but Francis Adjei broke up quarterback Dennis Brown's two-point conversion pass attempt to Chris Bell in the end zone.

The Spartans (6-4, 5-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) then got the ball back and drove 77 yards in six plays for the winning score.

Delaware State (3-7, 2-5) got the ball back and drove to the Norfolk State 27, but Terrell Whitehead intercepted Glaud's pass in the end zone.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NORF
DSU
1st Downs2019
Total Yards334319
Passing274147
Rushing60172
Penalties10-914-32
3rd Down Conversions7-136-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers33
Possession28:0231:58

Passing Leaders

Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown22/382747.222
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Glaud7/14815.811

Rushing Leaders

Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Branche16563.518
Cotton3103.304
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones291174.0015
Glaud7436.1021

Receiving Leaders

Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bell1010010.0239
Hayden46917.3022
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Charles37725.7131
Jones34715.7023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNORFDSU
FG12:18Riley Flickinger 30 Yd 03
FG02:04Riley Flickinger 25 Yd 06
THIRD QUARTERNORFDSU
FG11:57Riley Flickinger 42 Yd 09
TD01:00Zacharri Charles 27 Yd Pass From Anthony Glaud (Riley Flickinger Kick) 016
FOURTH QUARTERNORFDSU
TD11:48Chris Bell 18 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Dennis Brown Pass To P.J. Hayden For Two-Point Conversion) 816
TD02:35DeAngelo Branche 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1416
TD00:49Chris Bell 39 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 2116