Norfolk State (3-5 overall, 3-2 MEAC) lost to Savannah State 27-9 on homecoming weekend in front of 17, 218 fans at Price Stadium. The Spartans jumped to a quick 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 3-yard TD run by NSU QB Juwan Carter.. SSU scored in the second quarter when Derrick Kirkland hauled in a 19 yard TD pass and the game was tied 6-6 at the half.
NSU was unable to hold off the surging Tigers of Savannah State (1-7 overall, 1-4 MEAC), who outscored the Spartans 21-3 in the second half. SSU out-rushed the Spartans 262 to 123. NSU plays NC A&T next Saturday at 1 p.m.
By Randy Singleton
Community Affairs Correspondent