LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Running back Brendon Riddick's scored three touchdowns and Norfolk State's fourth-quarter fumble recovery helped the Spartans beat Liberty 31-24 Saturday night.
Riddick, who had 150 yards rushing, and Norfolk State's special teams sparked the Spartans' second-half comeback.
The running back scored on a 10-yard touchdown run cut the deficit to 17-13. An 83-yard punt return for a touchdown by Keith Johnson gave Norfolk State its first lead.
But Liberty answered with a great special teams play of its own: Kevin Fogg ripped off a 77-yard punt return as the Flames recaptured the lead 24-19.
Then it was Riddick's turn again. His 10-yard put Norfolk State back up 25-24. The Spartans sealed the victory with 3:30 left when Marcell Coke returned a fumble 41 yards for a touchdown.
With one month left to respond to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations, UNC AD Bubba Cunningham said the school will meet that deadline.
West Virginia has what looks to be a tough schedule, but three of its stiffest Big 12 challenges -- against Oklahoma, TCU, and Baylor -- come at home.
UCF wants to leave Michigan with its dignity intact, but a date with Maryland provides a chance to show the Knights' 2015 season was a fluke.
In 1998, Mike Riley suspended two Oregon State players one game for their involvement in the sexual assault of Brenda Tracy. This week, Tracy met with Riley and his football team to share how that assault has affected the last 18 years of her life.
There are several candidates expected to have an enormous impact on their new programs. Keep an eye on Trevor Knight, Chris Black and Luke Del Rio.
The atmosphere at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium and potential implications on the national stage set the Clemson-Auburn matchup apart.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|