Scores

Final/OT

Howard 37

(2-1, 1-0 MEAC)

Norfolk State 36

(2-1, 0-1 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Price Stadium, NORFOLK, VA

1 2 3 4 OT T
HOW 13 7 10 0 737
NORF 0 0 13 17 636

Top Performers

Passing: N. Flores (NORF) - 387 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: T. Lefall (HOW) - 31 CAR, 122 YDS

Receiving: D. Demps (NORF) - 5 REC, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Howard 37, Norfolk St. 36, OT

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Julien David blocked Everett Goldberg's extra point try in overtime to give Howard a 37-36 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

After Goldberg's 38-yard field goal with 5 seconds left in regulation pulled the Spartans into a 30-30 tie, the Bison (2-1) got the ball first in overtime. Greg McGhee ran for a 2-yard touchdown after finding Brandon Flanagan for 22 yards, and Parker Munoz's kick was good.

Norfolk State (2-1), the defending MEAC champion, reached the Howard 10 on Nico Flores' 13-yard pass to Reggie Garrett. Flores then threw three incompletions but pass interference moved the ball to the 4. Brendon Riddick ran it in from there before the failed extra point.

Terrence Leffall carried 31 times for 122 yards for Howard.

Flores was 30-for-48 passing for 387 yards for the Spartans with four touchdown passes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOW
NORF
1st Downs2222
Total Yards321439
Passing99382
Rushing22257
Penalties8-7711-90
3rd Down Conversions8-174-14
4th Down Conversions1-32-2
Turnovers01
Possession34:4025:20

Passing Leaders

HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Liggins4/7537.610
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Flores30/483878.140

Rushing Leaders

HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lefall311223.9012
McGhee10636.3135
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Flores10363.6011
Riddick10232.316

Receiving Leaders

HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Flanagan25326.5131
Colvin2168.0016
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Demps512324.6147
Hawkins57815.6122

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOWNORF
TD12:07Brandon Flanagan 31 Yd Pass From Randy Liggins. (Parker Munoz Kick) 70
TD07:51Aquanius Freeman 13 Yd Run. (Pat Failed) 130
SECOND QUARTERHOWNORF
TD14:26Justin Duncan 2 Yd Run. (Parker Munoz Kick) 200
THIRD QUARTERHOWNORF
FG07:32Parker Munoz 40 Yd 230
TD04:49Brendon Riddick 12 Yd Pass From Nico Flores. (Everett Goldberg Kick) 237
TD04:34Rodney Tyson 100 Yd Kickoff Return. (Parker Munoz Kick) 307
TD02:39Xavier Boyce 12 Yd Pass From Nico Flores. (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3013
FOURTH QUARTERHOWNORF
TD11:25Derrick Demps 19 Yd Pass From Nico Flores. (Everett Goldberg Kick) 3020
TD06:04Joseph Hawkins 16 Yd Pass From Nico Flores. (Everett Goldberg Kick) 3027
FG00:05Everett Goldberg 38 Yd 3030
OVERTIMEHOWNORF
TDGreg McGhee 2 Yd Run. (Parker Munoz Kick) 3730
TDBrendon Riddick 4 Yd Run. (Pat Blocked) 3736