DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Davius Richard accounted for four touchdowns and North Carolina Central University won its sixth straight game with a 38-24 victory over Norfolk State on Saturday.
Richard threw for three scores in the first half to help stake North Carolina Central (8-1, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 28-3 lead early in the second quarter.
Cameron Sapp threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to X’Zavion Evans that cut the Norfolk State deficit to 28-10 heading into halftime of the N.C. Central Homecoming game.
Kevon King ran for a 1-yard touchdown and Sapp and King connected again with a 19-yard score to pull the Spartans to 28-24 with 2:39 remaining in the third quarter.
Richard then answered with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith early in the fourth, and Adrian Olivo sealed the win with a 27-yard field goal with 1:49 remaining. Latrell Collier added 68 yards rushing.
Richard completed 9 of 15 passes for 151 yards and added 50 yards rushing on 10 carries.
Sapp was 14-of-29 passing for 192 yards with two touchdowns passes and had 79 yards on the ground for Norfolk State (2-7, 0-3).
The homecoming game took place with a capacity crowd of 13,626 inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium.