DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—Hampton’s Matt Davis and Ricardo Silva scored on long interception returns as the Pirates rallied with 20 fourth-quarter points in a 27-13 win over North Carolina Central on Saturday.
Hampton (4-1) trailed 13-0 with 10:56 left in the first half before Isiah Thomas scored on a 6-yard run to make it 13-7.
The Eagles missed a 27-yard field goal attempt early in the fourth. On the Pirates’ next possession, they ran seven rushing plays, then scored on a 19-yard pass from Thomas to Javaris Brown to cap an 80-yard drive with 9:14 left.
With N.C. Central (2-3) on the Hampton 39, Davis intercepted a Michael Johnson pass and ran it 55 yards for a score with 7:51 left.
Both teams punted, then on fourth-and-10 from the Eagles 48, Silva intercepted a Jordan Reid pass and returned it 68 yards with 2:10 remaining.
Tim Shankle had 107 yards and a TD for N.C. Central.