NORFOLK, Va. -- Ben Robinson and Christian Reyes combined for 194 yards rushing on 34 carries to lead Charleston Southern to a 20-12 nonconference victory over Norfolk State Saturday.
Robinson's 2-yard scoring run early in the second quarter gave Charleston Southern (4-0) the lead. The Norfolk State Spartans (0-3) came back to score on a 1-yard pass from Omari Timmons to Ryan Wade. The point after was blocked.
The defenses took control until late in the third quarter when Nathan Prater scored on a 24-yard pass play from Malcolm Dixon to put Charleston Southern up 14-6. Norfolk State got close again in the fourth quarter when Je'Ron Stokes gathered in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Clark. The two-point conversion try failed.
The Charleston Southern defense added the clinching touchdown when Dyland Black caused Norfolk State's Tyler Clark to fumble in the end zone. Black recovered the fumble for the score.