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.
Alabama football's Nick Saban joins The Paul Finebaum Show to give his opinion about the social media platform and OC Lane Kiffin's recent tweets.
Alabama football coach Nick Saban joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss his hopes for the future of the game.
Kenny Potter, the MVP of the 2015 AutoNation Cure Bowl, tosses a football from the top of the stands into a trash can at Spartan Stadium.
Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.
Navigate Research explained that the Big 12's old model -- 12 teams, eight league games, a conference championship -- is best for maximizing the chance of reaching the CFP.
Satellite-camp season opens June 1 after the close of the spring evaluation period, during which time head coaches are not allowed on the road.
|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|