Turnovers help NorfolkState defeat Florida A& M
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.