Norfolk State routs Bethune-Cookman 40-14
NORFOLK, Va. (AP)—DeAngelo Branche rushed for three touchdowns and Dennis Brown threw two scoring passes to Chris Bell as Norfolk State routed Bethune-Cookman 40-14 Saturday.
Branche had 106 yards on 20 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 1, 3 and 1 yards for the Spartans (2-2, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
Brown had a career-high 270 yards on 16-of-28 passing with one interception, while Bell’s 213 yards receiving on nine catches was also a career high. The pair connected on touchdown passes of 62 and 26 yards.
The win was Norfolk State’s most lopsided in the 20-game series.
Johnathan Moment scored on two 1-yard runs for the Wildcats (0-3, 0-2) to cut the Spartans’ lead to 23-14 at halftime.
Norfolk State scored twice in 27 seconds in the third quarter. After Bell’s second touchdown, Terrell Whitehead had a 57-yard interception return to set up Branche’s last score.