Local interest college football roundup: Norfolk State ends tough season with shutout win

Norfolk State’s defense forced a season-high five turnovers, four in a 20-point first quarter, and the Spartans notched their second shutout of the season in a 30-0 Senior Day victory over Morgan State on Saturday afternoon at Dick Price Stadium.

 Nico Flores passed for 216 yards and two touchdown for the Spartans (4-7, 2-6 MEAC), who ended the season on a two-game win streak. The Bears (3-7, 2-5), who were held to 221 yards of offense, lost their fifth in a row.

More FCS:

The Citadel edged VMI 27-24, winning its sixth “Military Classic of the South” in a row and taking a 36-30-2 series lead.

Ben Dupree and Vinny Miller each rushed for a touchdown for the visiting Bulldogs (6-4). The Keydets (2-8) made a move to get back into the game, getting touchdown runs from Deon Watts and Cody Shirley, but never caught up. ...

Backup quarterback Brian Hudson threw for a score and ran for another to help Liberty hand Stony Brook its first Big South loss, 28-14.

If Liberty beats VMI and Charleston Southern beats Coastal Carolina next week, the Flames would earn their first FCS playoff berth.

Brandon Coleman reeled in his second touchdown reception to snap a tie with 8:49 remaining in the fourth quarter as No. 20 Rutgers (8-1) beat Army (2-8) for the ninth straight time, 28-7. ...

Corey Robinson passed for 322 yards and a touchdown and Deon Anthony ran for two scores and passed for another as host Troy (5-5) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 41-31 win over Navy (6-4). ...

Walter Kazee rushed for 106 yards and Adam Muema scored two touchdowns to help San Diego State (8-3, 6-1) beat Air Force 28-9. Wes Cobb scored on a 5-yard run for the visiting Falcons (5-5, 4-2).

Division II:
In the CIAA championship game, unbeaten Winston-Salem State beat Elizabeth City State 34-19 in Durham, N.C.

Division III and others:

A couple of missed extra-point kicks proved costly for Apprentice School (2-8) as the Builders lost their finale 13-12 at home to Webber International (4-6) of Florida.

Paul Morgan was 17-of-30 for 142 yards and a touchdown to lead the Builders, who blocked two Webber kicks. Morgan hit Rashawn Sims on a 7-yard scoring pass with 1:05 left, but a missed PAT and Webber's recovery of an onside kick clinched the outcome. ...


Jonathan Sykes kicked five field goals to help Maryville beat Ferrum 22-17, keeping the Panthers from winning the USA South championship outright and ensuring that Christopher Newport would reach the Division III playoffs regardless of the Captains’ result -- which turned out to be a 30-29 loss to Methodist.

Maryville, Ferrum and CNU all finished at 5-2 in the USA South. The Captains gained the automatic bid because they beat the Scots and Panthers.

Ferrum's Tim Reynolds had 112 yards rushing and a touchdown, and was 14-of-24 passing for 145 yards and another score. ...

Washington and Lee (8-2, 6-1) clinched the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's championship and automatic playoff bid, defeating Shenandoah 42-23 in Lexington.


Sasha Vandalov led the way with 79 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries, while Nick Lombardo gained 59 yards on 15 carries and completed 7-of-9 passes for 101 yards and one touchdown for W&L. ...

Quarterback Zac Naccarato and Vance Hendren rushed for two TDs apiece as Randolph-Macon (7-3) won 41-31 at Hampden-Sydney (6-4) in one of the nation's oldest rivalries. ...

N.C. Wesleyan beat visiting Averett 32-21 as John Jackson threw for 153 yards and ran for 104. ...

Willie Logan threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as Bridgewater beat Catholic 42-14.