Scores

Final

Virginia St 0

Norfolk State 24

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

William Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

1 2 3 4 T
VIR 0 0 0 00
NORF 10 0 14 024

Top Performers

Passing: N. Flores (NORF) - 93 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Riddick (NORF) - 9 CAR, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: X. Boyce (NORF) - 6 REC, 42 YDS

Norfolk St. 24, Virginia St. 0

Associated Press

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.

The Spartans opened the second half with a 70-yard kick return by Marcus Cooperwood, setting up a 2-yard touchdown run by freshman Brendon Riddick.

Riddick led the Spartans with 87 yards rushing on nine carries.

Norfolk's defense held Virginia State to just 10 yards rushing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VIR
NORF
1st Downs1217
Total Yards107340
Passing97117
Rushing10223
Penalties14-10020-164
3rd Down Conversions2-126-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers42
Possession26:5633:04

Passing Leaders

Virginia StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Green6/13896.800
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Flores13/24933.902

Rushing Leaders

Virginia StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones9293.2012
Britt9131.4016
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Riddick9879.7164
Hedgeman12736.1126

Receiving Leaders

Virginia StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson23316.5022
Young13131.0031
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyce6427.0019
Garrett22512.5016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVIRNORF
FG01:11Everett Goldberg 31 Yd 03
TD00:07Shawn Fauntleroy 0 Yd Fumble Return (Everett Goldberg Kick) 010
THIRD QUARTERVIRNORF
TD12:47Brendon Riddick 2 Yd Run (Everett Goldberg Kick) 017
TD05:07Takeem Hedgeman 10 Yd Run (Everett Goldberg Kick) 024