ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Will Ford rushed for 179 yards and a touchdown and Oliver Young caught seven passes for 101 yards and a score to help South Carolina State beat Norfolk State 24-23 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (5-2, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) broke a 10-10 tie on Ford's 12-yard rushing score in the second quarter. The Spartans (2-4, 1-2) answered with 13 straight points that included a 29-yard field goal by Justin Castellat in the second, along with Dennis Brown's 1-yard touchdown run and Castellat's 21-yard field in the third quarter.
But Travil Jamison's 1-yard scoring run with 33 seconds left in the third gave South Carolina State a 24-23 lead, and the Bulldogs held Norfolk State scoreless the rest of the way.
Malcolm Long completed 15 of 27 passes for 189 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass to Young in the first quarter for South Carolina State.
Marshall McFadden finished with 15 tackles and two sacks, while Markee Hamlin had 14 tackles.
Taylor Zalewski 27 yd FG MISSED
Joshua Dobbs pass complete to Von Pearson for 5 yds for a TD
Joe Williams rushes for 187 yards and a touchdown in Utah's 20-14 victory over Colorado.
Cody Kessler pass complete to Taylor McNamara for 7 yds for a TD
Normally the center, Michigan State's Jack Allen lines up in the backfield and takes the handoff, throws a big time stiff-arm and finds the end zone for his first career rushing TD.
Jalen Hurd run for 48 yds to the Vandy 9 for a 1ST down
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