Branche had 106 yards on 20 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 1, 3 and 1 yards for the Spartans (2-2, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
Brown had a career-high 270 yards on 16-of-28 passing with one interception, while Bell's 213 yards receiving on nine catches was also a career high. The pair connected on touchdown passes of 62 and 26 yards.
The win was Norfolk State's most lopsided in the 20-game series.
Johnathan Moment scored on two 1-yard runs for the Wildcats (0-3, 0-2) to cut the Spartans' lead to 23-14 at halftime.
Norfolk State scored twice in 27 seconds in the third quarter. After Bell's second touchdown, Terrell Whitehead had a 57-yard interception return to set up Branche's last score.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says young players at his camps this summer have him convinced that football has a bright future.
GameDay 100: During the Chick-fil-A Bowl in 2013, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel manages to stay on his feet, scrambling to buy time to complete the touchdown against Duke.
In the dog days of summer, some of the world's most popular sports figures take a crack at sports other than their own.
Kansas State will add experienced safety Dante Barnett to what it appears to be a very solid returning core in the secondary.
On a defense in desperate need of new playmakers, Mondeaux is one of the Ducks' and new DC Brady Hoke's best bets.
Former NFL executive and player Merton Hanks has been named senior associate commissioner of Conference USA. He will be responsible for managing the league's operations for football and baseball.
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