Scores

Final

Delaware State 20

(2-3, 1-1 MEAC)

Norfolk State 17

(2-4, 0-3 MEAC)

4:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

William Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

1 2 3 4 T
DSU 0 13 0 720
NORF 0 17 0 017

Top Performers

Passing: N. Elko (DSU) - 206 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Riddick (NORF) - 13 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Hedgeman (NORF) - 3 REC, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Delaware St. 20, Norfolk St. 17

Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. -- Nick Elko's late touchdown helped Delaware State beat Norfolk State 20-17 Saturday.

Trailing 7-0, Elko connected with Justin Wilson for a 22-yard touchdown to tie the game. Elko finished 15-for-30 for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

Delaware State (2-3, 1-1 MEAC) jumped ahead 10-7 after Mitchell Ward's 24-yard field goal, but the Spartans regained the lead on Jake Basmagian's 86-yard touchdown pass to Takeem Hedgeman. Basmagian finished 24 of 35 for 312 yards with three interceptions.

After trading field goals, Norfolk State (2-4, 0-3) led 17-13 at halftime.

The second half was dominated by defense as both teams went scoreless in the third quarter.

Elko's 23-yard pass to Justin Brewer with 10:01 left in the fourth quarter gave Delaware State the lead for good.

Davon Moore intercepted Basmagian with 2:03 remaining to seal the victory.

Delaware State snapped a three-game losing streak, while handing the Spartans their fourth-straight loss.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DSU
NORF
1st Downs1721
Total Yards293455
Passing206312
Rushing87143
Penalties4-3514-119
3rd Down Conversions6-156-14
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers14
Possession25:2434:36

Passing Leaders

Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko15/302066.920
Norfolk StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Basmagian24/353128.913

Rushing Leaders

Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bryant13453.5010
Jackson7213.004
Norfolk StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Riddick13685.2115
Hedgeman14412.907

Receiving Leaders

Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson35719.0122
Tarpley34214.0028
Norfolk StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hedgeman39832.7186
Boyce66611.0039

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERDSUNORF
TD14:25Brendon Riddick 13 Yd Run (Everett Goldberg Kick) 07
TD12:48Justin Wilson 22 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 77
FG09:13Mitchell Ward 24 Yd 107
TD07:23Takeem Hedgeman 86 Yd Pass From Jake Basmagian (Everett Goldberg Kick) 1014
FG03:43Everett Goldberg 33 Yd 1017
FG00:43Mitchell Ward 31 Yd 1317
FOURTH QUARTERDSUNORF
TD10:01Justin Brewton 23 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 2017