The final score may not show it, but the Latrell Scott Era at Norfolk State got off to a solid start on Saturday. NSU played well in the first half, but ultimately fell 63-13 to Rutgers in its regular season opener.
Norfolk State surprised everyone by taking an early 7-0 lead over Rutgers when Greg Hankerson connected with DeAndre Sangster for a 16-yard touchdown pass. People were surprised for good reason–Norfolk State was scoreless in its first three matchups with Rutgers.
For a potential stunner, switch over to #ESPNEWS. Four-TD underdog Norfolk State just rammed it down #Rutgers‘ throat to start the game.
— David Hall (@DavidHallVP) September 5, 2015
TD NORFOLK! pic.twitter.com/gX5DbG8gpX
— HBCU Gameday (@HBCUGameday) September 5, 2015
That was about as good as it got for Norfolk State, as Janarion Grant’s 80 yard kickoff return marked the first of 32 unanswered points that would give Rutgers itsfinal margin of victory.
NSU will return home to Norfolk next week, but will head across town to face rival Old Dominion in the second of three FBS games to start the season.