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.
Austin Grebe 39 yd FG GOOD
Demarcus Kirk run for 1 yd to the GeoSt 30 Demarcus Kirk fumbled, recovered by Troy Jalen Harris
Reginald Bell sacked by Mitch Stanitzek and Chris Kantzavelos for a loss of 5 yards to the EMich 26
Reginald Bell run for 1 yd to the EMich 36
Romello Ross run for 5 yds for a TD
Cooper Rush pass complete to Mark Chapman for 15 yds to the EMich 14 for a 1ST down
|Elizabeth City State||2-5||5-5|
|Johnson C Smith||3-4||4-6|
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||9-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|