Scores

Final

Norfolk State 38

(5-1, 3-0 MEAC)

Delaware State 21

(2-4, 0-3 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Alumni Stadium, DOVER, DE

1 2 3 4 T
NORF 14 10 7 738
DSU 0 7 0 1421

Top Performers

Passing: N. Elko (DSU) - 339 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Hedgeman (NORF) - 15 CAR, 132 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Jackson (DSU) - 11 REC, 124 YDS, 2 TD

Norfolk St. 38, Delaware St. 21

Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Chris Walley threw two touchdowns and ran for another as Norfolk State defeated Delaware State 48-31 on Saturday for the Spartans' fourth straight win.

Walley, who finished with a career-high 327 yards, connected with Victor Hairston in the first quarter, then found receiver Xavier Boyce from 18 yards out to give Norfolk State (5-1, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a 31-7 lead late in the third quarter. Boyce finished with 10 catches for 124 yards.

Takeem Hedgeman paced the Spartans' ground game, recording career highs in both rushing yards (132) and touchdowns (two). Hedgeman scored the game's opening touchdown on a 58-yard run and capped off scoring with a 5-yard touchdown with 3:01 to play.

Delaware State (2-4, 0-3) threw the ball well, as Nick Elko had 339 passing yards and two touchdowns, but the Hornets struggled to move the ball on the ground, managing only 28 yards on 25 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NORF
DSU
1st Downs2524
Total Yards526367
Passing327339
Rushing19928
Penalties14-1069-101
3rd Down Conversions5-127-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers14
Possession30:1429:46

Passing Leaders

Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Walley28/363279.120
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko30/483397.132

Rushing Leaders

Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hedgeman151328.8258
Maynes66010.0029
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones8192.408
Bailey4153.807

Receiving Leaders

Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyce1012412.4146
Demps37224.0040
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson1112411.3234
Wilson1011811.8132

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNORFDSU
TD10:49Takeem Hedgeman 58 Yd Run (Ryan Estep Kick) 70
TD00:28Victor Hairston 22 Yd Pass From Chris Walley (Ryan Estep Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERNORFDSU
TD11:41Chris Walley 6 Yd Run (Ryan Estep Kick) 210
FG07:51Ryan Estep 24 Yd 240
TD00:36Justin Wilson 15 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 247
THIRD QUARTERNORFDSU
TD03:26Xavier Boyce 18 Yd Pass From Chris Walley (Ryan Estep Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERNORFDSU
TD14:44Darius Jackson 7 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 3114
TD07:28Darius Jackson 10 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 3121
TD03:01Takeem Hedgeman 5 Yd Run (Ryan Estep Kick) 3821