Scores

Final

Norfolk State 27

(1-3, 1-0 MEAC)

Morgan State 21

(0-5, 0-1 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Hughes Stadium (MD), Baltimore, MD

1 2 3 4 T
NORF 0 10 7 1027
MORG 7 0 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: T. Clark (NORF) - 125 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: S. Higgins (MORG) - 12 CAR, 63 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Johnson (NORF) - 2 REC, 50 YDS, 1 TD

Norfolk St. holds off Morgan St. for 27-21 victory

Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Tyler Clark completed two touchdown passes and guided Norfolk State to a 27-21 win over Morgan State in the conference opener for both schools Saturday.

Norfolk State's (1-3, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) first win of the season spoiled the home opener for Morgan State (0-5, 0-1).

After Morgan State took a 7-0 lead, Clark completed his first touchdown pass to Lynden Trail to tie the game at 7-7 in the second quarter. A field goal with less than a minute left in the quarter put the Spartans up 10-7 at halftime.

Following Clark's second touchdown pass, Trail added an interception that led to a Norfolk State field goal which gave the Spartans a 20-7 advantage. Trail had two interceptions in the game.

Brendon Riddick's rushing touchdown with just over three minutes remaining in the game counteracted two fourth-quarter scores by Morgan State as Norfolk State held on for the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NORF
MORG
1st Downs1712
Total Yards259233
Passing12583
Rushing134150
Penalties9-7611-115
3rd Down Conversions5-142-10
4th Down Conversions2-32-2
Turnovers14
Possession35:4524:15

Passing Leaders

Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clark18/281254.520
Morgan StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins5/14835.912

Rushing Leaders

Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Riddick17704.1114
Clark6396.5013
Morgan StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Higgins12635.3219
Walker Jr.11433.9015

Receiving Leaders

Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson25025.0133
Riddick5244.8011
Morgan StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Martin26231.0043
Flowers11212.0112

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNORFMORG
TD01:04Seth Higgins 1 Yd Run (Chris Moller Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERNORFMORG
TD03:37Lynden Trail 4 Yd Pass From Tyler Clark (Ryan Lee Kick) 77
FG00:18Ryan Lee 21 Yd 107
THIRD QUARTERNORFMORG
TD02:24Keith Johnson 33 Yd Pass From Tyler Clark (Ryan Lee Kick) 177
FOURTH QUARTERNORFMORG
FG14:55Cameron Marouf 34 Yd 207
TD11:49Seth Higgins 8 Yd Run (Chris Moller Kick) 2014
TD03:03Brendon Riddick 2 Yd Run (Cameron Marouf Kick) 2714
TD01:58Chris Flowers 12 Yd Pass From Seth Higgins (Chris Moller Kick) 2721