NORFOLK, Va. -- Nico Flores found Xavier Boyce for a 35-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the first half, capping an 80-yard drive, and Norfolk State held on to defeat Savannah State 33-21 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday.
Javon Moore's 49-yard interception return had given Savannah State (1-8, 0-6) a 21-17 lead. The Tigers had scored 21 second-quarter points to overcome a 17-0 first-quarter lead by the Spartans (3-7, 1-6), but they were unable to score again.
Randy Maynes carried 32 times for 116 yards and Flores 14 times for 116 yards for the Spartans, who had 234 yards on the ground. Flores also completed 17 of 28 passes for 213 yards, with two interceptions.
The opinion of the Trojans locker room has been clear all along: Helton was the players' choice. It looks like their voices were listened to.
Twitter went bananas over the hiring of Clay Helton before most of the West Coast even grabbed a cup of coffee.
ACC Week 13 by the numbers: The Seminoles' Dalvin Cook has reached the 100-yard mark and scored two touchdowns in seven games this season.
The Gators are in the SEC championship game, but if their offense continues to perform the way it did in November, they have no chance.
Gary Patterson's TCU team had plenty of injuries and adversity to deal with this season. That's why this year was so remarkable for the Horned Frogs.
Despite basically being out the last two weeks, Carl Nassib is the leader in the clubhouse for the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of Year award.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||9-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|