Friday, September 16, 2016
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia -- Norfolk State’s final non-conference test will be more than a run-of-the-mill football game.
When the Spartans visit FCS No. 13 William & Mary at 6 p.m. today, they hope to prove their reslience. And they’ll have to do it in front of what is likely to be an enthusiastic road fan base in a newly refurbished stadium.
NSU (1-1) is coming off a 34-0 loss at No. 2 Richmond, a game in which the Spiders turned a 14-0 halftime lead into a runaway.
Spartans senior quarterback Greg Hankerson completed just 6 of 18 pass attempts for 37 yards – by far his lowest output since transferring from Florida Atlantic before last season.
As Tribe fans attending the home opener get their first look at an overhauled Zable Stadium – with a new upper deck, press box and additional restrooms and concession locations at a cost of $27 million – NSU will try to right its teetering ship before opening the MEAC schedule against North Carolina Central next week.