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Norfolk State holds on for 10-9 win over Howard

Oct 30, 2010 - 9:47 PM WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ryan Estep kicked a 31-yard field goal late in the third quarter and Norfolk State held on for a 10-9 win over Howard on Saturday.

The Spartans allowed a season-low 78 yards of offense, withstood a blocked punt in their own territory and came up with a big defensive stop late in the game.

With just over three minutes left the Spartans had a fourth-and-21 from their own 10, and the punt was blocked by DeAngelo Moody. The ball rolled out of the end zone to pull the Bison (1-7, 0-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) within 10-9 with 3:14 left.

Howard started the ensuing drive on its 45 and was held without a first down, including Terrence Pugh's tackle of Terry Bradden for a 2-yard loss.

DeAngelo Branche ran for 77 yards on 23 carries for the Spartans (2-5, 1-4), including an 18-yard TD run with 4:38 left in the second quarter.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NORFOLK ST 0 7 3 0 10
    HOWARD 0 7 0 2 9 FINAL

    Norfolk State 10, Howard 9  FinalOct 30 3:53 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NORFOLK ST 0 7 3 10
    HOWARD 0 7 0 7 END, 3RD QTR

    Norfolk State 10, Howard 7  End of 3rdOct 30 3:23 PM
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    Norfolk State 10, Howard 7  4th - 13:49Oct 30 3:23 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NORFOLK ST 0 7 7
    HOWARD 0 7 7 HALFTIME

    Norfolk State 7, Howard 7  HalfOct 30 2:53 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NORFOLK ST 0 0
    HOWARD 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Oct 30 1:42 PM