Sunday, November 6, 2016

SSU wins second straight, tops Norfolk State 31-14

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- It was Senior Night on Saturday night at Savannah State’s T.A. Wright Stadium, but a freshman stole the show.

Freshman quarterback TJ Bell, in only his third start, threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the surprising Tigers to an easy 31-14 victory over Norfolk State.

SSU (3-4, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) won its second straight game and captured its third win of the season, the most for the school since 2008.

The 17-point margin of victory for the Tigers was their largest since beating Edward Waters by 21, 45-24, in 2009.

It snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Spartans and it was Savannah State’s first win over Norfolk since 2004.

“I’ve always been comfortable at quarterback,” said Bell, who played the entire game for the first time.


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