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Norfolk St. 47, Virginia St. 0

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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2015 CIAA Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Bowie State7-09-2
Virginia Union6-18-3
Chowan4-36-4
Virginia State4-36-4
Elizabeth City State2-55-5
Lincoln (PA)1-63-7
TEAMCONFOVR
Winston-Salem5-25-5
Livingstone4-36-4
Fayetteville State4-34-6
Johnson C Smith3-44-6
Shaw1-61-9
St. Augustine's1-61-9

2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
North Carolina A&T7-110-2
Bethune-Cookman7-19-2
North Carolina Central7-18-3
South Carolina State6-27-4
Hampton5-36-5
Morgan State4-44-6
Norfolk State4-44-7
Savannah State1-71-9
Delaware State1-71-10
Florida A&M1-71-10
Howard1-71-10