By Randy Singleton
Community Affairs Correspondent
New Journal and Guide
Norfolk State raced out to a early 7-0 lead and managed to shut down HU’s offense at critical junctures during the game to escape Armstrong Stadium with a 31-23 victory on a rainy evening in the annual Battle of the Bay. NSU quarterback Otto Kuhns completed 15 of 20 passes for 199 yards and 3 TDS. He was named the MEAC offensive player of the week.
NSU defensive back Joseph White was named the HBCU national player of the week. White had 5 tackles (3 solo), 3 pass breakups and a interception late in the game that sealed the victory for the Spartans.
NSU rushed for 141 yards. NSU head coach Dawson Odums said, “This was a great team win and I am extremely proud of our football team for bouncing back after last week’s loss.” NSU travels to Temple next week for a 2 p.m. contest.