Scores

Final

Norfolk State 23

(2-1, 1-0 MEAC)

Howard 9

(1-2, 0-1 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

William H. Greene Stadium, Washington, DC

1 2 3 4 T
NORF 10 0 10 323
HOW 6 0 3 09

Top Performers

Passing: C. Walley (NORF) - 239 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: G. McGhee (HOW) - 14 CAR, 100 YDS

Receiving: V. Hairston (NORF) - 4 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD

Norfolk St. 23, Howard 9

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Chris Walley threw two touchdown passes as Norfolk State held off Howard 23-9 on Saturday in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Walley's 44-yard touchdown pass to Chris Johnson in the third quarter was part of 13 straight points by the Spartans that put the game out of reach. Walley completed 17 of 23 passes for 239 yards.

The Spartans (2-1) have won four in a row in the series and have outscored Howard 123-36 during that span. Norfolk State has won six of its past seven games dating back to last season.

Howard (1-2) opened the game with an 80-yard scoring drive, but the Norfolk State limited the Bison to 154 yards total offense the rest of the way. Howard's only touchdown came on a 1-yard pass to Charlie Anderson from Greg McGhee, who had 118 yards passing and 100 yards rushing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NORF
HOW
1st Downs2216
Total Yards387234
Passing253118
Rushing134116
Penalties16-1427-53
3rd Down Conversions4-103-14
4th Down Conversions0-02-6
Turnovers12
Possession30:4129:19

Passing Leaders

Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Walley17/2323910.421
HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGhee18/381183.111

Rushing Leaders

Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Maynes7517.3019
Lewis22713.5019
HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
McGhee141007.1025
Leffall13241.808

Receiving Leaders

Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hairston45914.8121
Hedgeman34515.0028
HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leffall44812.0017
Drayton33511.7022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNORFHOW
TD10:27Charles Anderson 1 Yd Pass From Greg McGhee (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 06
TD07:39Victor Hairston 21 Yd Pass From Chris Walley (Ryan Estep Kick) 76
FG01:37Everett Goldberg 51 Yd 106
THIRD QUARTERNORFHOW
FG11:42Parker Munoz 32 Yd 109
FG07:35Ryan Estep 26 Yd 139
TD03:08Keith Johnson 44 Yd Pass From Chris Walley (Ryan Estep Kick) 209
FOURTH QUARTERNORFHOW
FG10:56Ryan Estep 38 Yd 239