Scores

Final

Winston-Salem 21

Norfolk State 28

(7-4, 5-3 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 21, 2009

William Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

1 2 3 4 T
WSSU 7 7 7 021
NORF 14 0 14 028

Top Performers

Passing: D. Brown (NORF) - 260 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: D. Branche (NORF) - 24 CAR, 118 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Bell (NORF) - 4 REC, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Norfolk St. 28, Winston-Salem 21

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Dennis Brown threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Chris Bell with 1:26 left in the third quarter, and Norfolk State held on for a 28-21 win over Winston-Salem on Saturday in the season finale for both teams.

The Spartans (6-4) broke a 14-14 tie on DeAngelo Branche's 19-yard touchdown run less than 1 minute into the third. But Jean Julmiste's 12-yard touchdown pass to Omar Kizzie pulled the Rams (1-9) even at 21 with 7:44 left in the third, setting up Brown's game-winning TD pass.

Norfolk State's defense held the lead in the fourth, recovering a fumble and intercepting a pass on separate Rams drives in the Spartans' half of the field.

Branche rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans. Brown, who was 12-for-28 for 260 yards, threw a TD and three interceptions.

Julmiste threw for 60 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for the Rams.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WSSU
NORF
1st Downs1818
Total Yards223388
Passing67260
Rushing156128
Penalties6-5316-174
3rd Down Conversions4-114-12
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers54
Possession29:3630:24

Passing Leaders

Winston-SalemC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Julmiste6/17673.912
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown12/282609.313

Rushing Leaders

Winston-SalemCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris8698.6035
Kizzie14493.5115
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Branche241184.9219
Brown5163.2016

Receiving Leaders

Winston-SalemRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kizzie23718.5125
Whidbee11818.0018
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bell412431.0167
Branche26231.0053

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWSSUNORF
TD09:55Terrell Whitehead 58 Yd Interception Return (Justin Castellat Kick) 07
TD06:02Omar Kizzie 9 Yd Run (Landen Thayer Kick) 77
TD00:01DeAngelo Branche 10 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERWSSUNORF
TD04:36Joshua Newkirk 61 Yd Interception Return (Landen Thayer Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERWSSUNORF
TD14:13DeAngelo Branche 19 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 1421
TD07:44Omar Kizzie 12 Yd Pass From Jean Julmiste (Landen Thayer Kick) 2121
TD01:26Chris Bell 67 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 2128