Scores

Final

Virginia St 7

Norfolk State 47

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, August 30, 2008

William Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

1 2 3 4 T
VIR 0 0 0 77
NORF 9 10 21 747

Top Performers

Passing: D. Brown (NORF) - 126 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Branche (NORF) - 20 CAR, 92 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Johnson (NORF) - 6 REC, 63 YDS

Norfolk St. 47, Virginia St. 0

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- DeAngelo Branche scored three touchdowns and Norfolk State's defense was stellar in a 47-7 win over Virginia State on Saturday night.

The Spartans (1-0) jumped out to a 19-0 lead on Branche's 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Branche, who rushed for 96 yards on 20 carries, also scored on runs of 5 and 1 yards.

Lamont Thorpe padded Norfolk State's lead in the third when he returned a fumble 49 yards for a touchdown. The Spartans defense, which had 11 tackles for loss and four sacks, held the Trojans (0-1) to 103 total yards.

Dennis Brown, who completed 12-of-30 passes, threw for 126 yards including a 21-yard touchdown pass to Sherron Brown in the first quarter for Norfolk State.

Taron Hampton led Virginia State with 122 yards rushing on 23 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VIR
NORF
1st Downs00
Total Yards103382
Passing38181
Rushing65201
Penalties9-818-79
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers10
Possession27:0332:57

Passing Leaders

Virginia StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson4/9414.610
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown12/301264.210

Rushing Leaders

Virginia StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hampton231225.300
Davis100.000
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Branche20924.630
Waters4399.800

Receiving Leaders

Virginia StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Berry23216.010
Mickens199.000
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson66310.500
Childress33913.010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVIRNORF
TD11:42Sherron Childress 21 Yd Pass From Dennis Brown (Justin Castellat Kick) 07
SF06:40Edward Davis Tackled By Ray Jennings In End Zone 09
SECOND QUARTERVIRNORF
FG07:33Justin Castellat 25 Yd 012
TD02:46DeAngelo Branche 10 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 019
THIRD QUARTERVIRNORF
TD05:53DeAngelo Branche 4 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 026
TD03:16Lamont Thorpe 49 Yd Fumble Return (Ryan Estep Kick) 033
TD00:51DeAngelo Branche 1 Yd Run (Ryan Estep Kick) 040
FOURTH QUARTERVIRNORF
TD03:00Tommy Moore 4 Yd Run (Justin Castellat Kick) 047
VIRTD01:34Brian Berry 29 Yd Pass From Leonard Johnson (Justin Parker Kick) 747