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HU Defeats Kentucky State 35-20 In Season Opener

By Randy Singleton

Community Affairs Correspondent

New Journal and Guide


Hampton University (HU) quarterback David Watford, a former Hampton High star and transfer from the University of Virginia, threw five touchdown passes as the Hampton Pirates defeated Kentucky State 35-20 at Armstrong Field in Hampton. Watford completed 22 of 37 passes for 345 yards, including three interceptions. Watford threw four TDs to Twarn Mixson.

Hampton was ahead 21-0 before Kentucky State scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter. The HU defense had six sacks.

HU plays Richmond at Armstrong Field September 12, with kickoff slated for noon.

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