Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bethune-Cookman hands Spartans their sixth straight loss

NORFOLK, Virginia -- Norfolk State’s sideline was bunched together, hopping in unison as its offense drove and the tension mounted.

The Spartans, down by a touchdown in the waning seconds, were 12 yards away from tying the game.

And then, in a bumbling instant, they weren’t. Because this was Norfolk State. In 2016.

Larry Brihm Jr. passed for 138 yards and a touchdown, and Bethune-Cookman fended off a comeback Saturday in a 21-14 MEAC win over the scuffling Spartans at Dick Price Stadium.

The loss was the sixth straight for NSU (1-6, 0-4 MEAC), its longest losing streak since dropping seven in a row in 2012.

With four games left, the loss destroyed the team’s goal of finishing with a winning season for the first time in five years.


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