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North Carolina A&T defeats Norfolk State 17-13

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:38 PM GREENSBORO, N.C.(AP) -- Mike Mayhew's third-quarter touchdown run proved to be the winning score to lead North Carolina A&T to a 17-13 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday night.

The Aggies (2-0, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) trailed 13-10 at halftime but held the Spartans (1-1, 0-1) scoreless in the second half.

Mayhew's 8-yard run capped a five-play, 61-yard drive and gave North Carolina A&T a 17-13 lead with 10:53 remaining in the third quarter. He finished with 87 yards on 14 carries.

Norfolk State quarterback Dennis Brown rushed for 87 yards and scored on a 30-yard run with 11:09 left in the first quarter.

North Carolina A&T cut it to 7-3 before Norfolk State scored on Brown's 16-yard pass to Chris Bell. The Aggies countered with a 25-yard scoring pass from Carlton Fears to Wallace Miles with 14 seconds left before halftime.