College Football

Norfolk State Spartans (6-5)


South Carolina State rallies past Norfolk State 31-21

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Corey Fields Jr. threw three touchdown passes to Shaquan Davis, Kendrell Flowers rushed for 172 yards and a score and South Carolina State rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Norfolk State 31-21 on Saturday.

Fields connected with Davis from 14 yards out for the go-ahead score 1:36 into the fourth quarter before hitting Davis again for a 20-yard TD and a 24-14 lead with 9:19 remaining. J.J Davis scored on a 5-yard run to get the Spartans within 24-21 with 5:48 left, but Fields answered with an 11-play drive - capped by Flowers' 1-yard TD run - that left just 39 seconds on the clock.

Fields completed 21 of 34 passes for 250 yards for the Bulldogs (6-5, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Davis had nine catches for 141 yards.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Carter2508
Passing TDs: J. Carter21
Rushing Yards: J. Davis887
Rushing TDs: J. Davis10
Receiving Yards: J. Smith755
Receiving TDs: J. Smith7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 at Toledo L 10 - 49
9/11 at Wake Forest L 16 - 41
9/18 vs. Elizabeth City State W 63 - 26
9/25 at Saint Francis U W 28 - 16
10/2 at Hampton W 47 - 44
10/16 vs. Virginia-Lynchburg W 42 - 14
10/23 at Howard W 45 - 31
10/30 vs. Morgan State W 31 - 20
11/6 at North Carolina Central L 36 - 38
11/13 at Delaware State L 26 - 28
11/20 vs. South Carolina State L 21 - 31
Mid-Eastern Athletic
  Conference Overall
South Carolina State 5-0 6-5
North Carolina Central 4-1 6-5
Delaware State 2-3 5-6
Norfolk State 2-3 6-5
Howard 1-4 2-8
Morgan State 1-4 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4842 (22)
Passing Yards: 2508 (41)
Rushing Yards: 2334 (12)
Points per game: 33.2 (16)
Yards per game: 440.2 (15)
Touchdowns: 48 (17)
Field Goals: 7 (90)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4034 (53)
Passing Yards: 2614 (77)
Rushing Yards: 1420 (31)
Points per game: 30.7 (82)
Yards per game: 366.7 (54)
Touchdowns: 41 (81)
Field Goals: 9 (51)
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