HAMPTON, Va. -- Bryan Bailey threw three touchdown passes and Hampton halted a North Carolina A&T rally to win its first game of the season 31-26 Saturday.
Hampton (1-5, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) ended the Aggies' (3-2, 1-2) chances by forcing a turnover on downs on the final possession to preserve the win.
Anthony Prevost's 31-yard field goal gave Hampton a 31-26 lead with just over two minutes left in the game.
The Pirates trailed 12-7 in the second quarter before Aaron Matthews returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown and Bailey added a pair of touchdown passes to give the Pirates a 28-12 halftime lead.
North Carolina A&T responded with an 81-yard pass from Lewis Kindle to Tarik Cohen in the third quarter and a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown cut the deficit to 28-26 before Prevost's field goal extended the lead.
Cohen led the Aggies with 180 yards rushing.
Daryl Gross, who spent a decade as Syracuse's athletic director, will start as Division II Cal State-Los Angeles' AD in July.
Freshman DB Chad Clay didn't last long with the Georgia football team, as the Bulldogs dismissed him following a second arrest in the past four months.
Brenda Tracy, who allegedly was sexually assaulted by four men, including two Oregon State players, in 1998 spoke Wednesday to the Nebraska football team.
A man who claims he told Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he was sexually abused as a teen by Jerry Sandusky asked a judge Wednesday to protect his identity and limit questions.
FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman joins The Paul Finebaum Show to share his thoughts on the upcoming National Championship race.
Urban Meyer, Thad Matta and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith were among the crowd at the parade for the Cleveland Cavliers on Wednesday.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|