NORFOLK, Va. -- Norfolk State's defense dominated play and the Spartans shut out Virginia State 24-0 Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Spartans held the Trojans to 107 yards of total offense, forced four turnovers and had seven sacks to notch their first shutout since 2001.
Linebacker Jamal Giddens got things started for Norfolk State's defense. He knocked the ball loose from Virginia State's quarterback Jarred Battle and the fumble was recovered by defensive lineman Shawn Fauntleroy in the end zone to give Norfolk State a 10-0 lead.
Riddick led the Spartans with 87 yards rushing on nine carries.
Norfolk's defense held Virginia State to just 10 yards rushing.
J.P. Urquidez, the No. 17-rated offensive tackle in the ESPN 300, has signed with the Texas Longhorns after being released from his commitment to Baylor.
The SEC says it is closely monitoring its Twitter account after a hack led the league to post a couple images of scantily clad women Saturday morning.
Baylor and ex-coach Art Briles acknowledged "serious shortcomings" Friday night in a statement announcing that the sides have mutually agreed to terminate his employment.
Wyatt Davis is a physical offensive lineman who can provide some versatility to Ohio State.
Zachary Carter provides Florida with needed depth on the defense side. He can develop into a versatile defensive lineman.
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|Elizabeth City State||2-5||5-5|
|Johnson C Smith||3-4||4-6|
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|