Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Norfolk State tries to get offense clicking

NORFOLK, Virginia -- If it’s not the quarterback, it’s the receivers.

That’s how it’s been for Norfolk State’s sputtering offense: The Spartans can’t seem to put it all together.

Through three non-conference games, second-year coach Latrell Scott has had to live with the maddening fact that he and his staff are getting players into the right spots, but they’re not executing plays.

Senior quarterback Greg Hankerson struggled with accuracy in both a 20-12 season-opening win against Division II Elizabeth City State and a 34-0 loss to then-FCS No. 2 Richmond, throwing over or behind open receivers.

In Saturday’s 35-10 loss at No. 8 William & Mary, Hankerson’s equally open receivers dropped as many as seven passes.

Scott, whose 1-2 team opens its MEAC schedule Saturday with a home game against North Carolina Central, is ready to see things start clicking.


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