Turnovers help Nor­folkS­tate de­feat Florida A& M

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - COLLEGE FOOTBALL - From­staff and wire re­ports

NOR­FOLK— For­mer High­land Springs star Juwan Carter threw two touch­down passes, and Nor­folk State forced a pair of fourth- quar­ter turnovers to beat Florida A& M 35- 28 on Satur­day.

J. T. Wa­hee re­cov­ered Devin Bow­ers’ fum­ble and re­turned the ball 96 yards into the end zone as the Spar­tans took a 28- 21 lead with 9: 43 to play. About two min­utes later, Ryan Stan­ley com­pleted a 25- yard touch­down pass to Chad Hunter to tie at 28- 28.

De’Shaan Dixon re­cov­ered an­other Rat­tlers’ fum­ble at the Florida A& M 30- yard line. Carter then led an eight- play drive, capped by Larry Bishop’s 2- yard touch­down run with 56 sec­onds left.

Carter threw a 24- yard TD pass to Ge­orge Wa­hee and a 45- yard score to Mar­cus Tay­lor ( High­land Springs). Kyle Archie scored on a 38- yard fum­ble re­turn in the sec­ond quar­ter for Nor­folk State ( 2- 3, 2- 0 MEAC).

Stan­ley threw three touch­down passes and one in­ter­cep­tion for Florida A& M ( 2- 4, 1- 2), which com­mit­ted five turnovers.

Hamp­ton17, Sa­van­nah State10: Del­mon Wil­liams’ 33- yard touch­down pass to Aulden Knight gave the vis­it­ing Pi­rates a 10- point lead in the fourth quar­ter as they held on to beat the Tigers.

Knight’s score made it 17- 7 Hamp­ton ( 3- 2, 2- 0 MEAC) with 6: 41 left in the game. The Tigers ( 0- 5, 0- 3) closed the deficit with 3: 18 left on Gio­vanni Lugo’s 41yard field goal and got the ball back 32 sec­onds later. But Sa­van­nah State’s clos­ing drive stalled at mid­field, end­ing with a turnover on downs in the fi­nal minute.

Yah­kee John­son ( L. C. Bird) opened the scor­ing on Hamp­ton’s first pos­ses­sion with a 7- yard TD run af­ter a Sa­van­nah State fum­ble set the Pi­rates up at the Tigers 18.

Sam­ford 26, VMI 7: Devlin Hodges be­came the Bull­dogs’ all- time leader in pass­ing yards and out­du­eled younger brother Dun­can as Sam­ford de­feated the Key­dets in Lex­ing­ton.

Devlin Hodges, a ju­nior, com­pleted 26 of 38 passes for 262 yards and a touch­down, push­ing his ca­reer to­tal to 8,204 yards at Sam­ford ( 4- 2, 2- 1 South­ern Con­fer­ence). He needed 9 yards to pass Ray Nel­son, who played from 2001- 04.

Dun­can Hodges, a red­shirt fresh­man, guided the Key­dets ( 0- 6, 0- 3) 77 yards in 10 plays and scored on a 3- yard run to open the game but fin­ished 16 of 31 for 121 yards and was in­ter­cepted three times.

Sam­ford came right back with a four- play, 63- yard drive, ty­ing it on Moise Sa­tine’s 33- yard run. Sa­tine fin­ished with 97 yards. Jor­dan Weaver fol­lowed with the first of his ca­reer­high four field goals. Devlin Hodges’ 23- yard pass to An­drew Har­ris in the sec­ond quar­ter helped Sam­ford take a 20- 7 lead at half­time.

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