Norfolk St. 14, Hampton U. 7
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) _ DeAngelo Hodges’ 10-yard TD run was the difference Saturday as Norfolk State beat Hampton 14-7 in a game that include eight turnover, four in the second half.
Division II Norfolk State (7-4) took the lead on the opening possession of the second half. Twice the Spartans stopped I-AA Hampton (5-5) on turnovers, and twice on fourth downs deep in Norfolk State territory.
The most heart-wrenching of Pirate turnovers may have come late in the first half when Mike Jenkins caught a 57-yard pass from Roy Johnson, only to lose the ball on a fumble at the Norfolk State 3.
Hodges led the Spartans with 56 yards on 10 carries. Robert Morris was 11 of 27 for 125 yards, including a 13-yard TD pass to Darius Blount.
The Pirates score came on a 25-yard pass from Johnson to Jenkins. Johnson was 16 of 37 for 194 yards and one interception. Jenkins had 10 catches for 163 yards.