Rashaan Matthews threw two touchdown passes and Maurice Foster rushed for 82 yards and a score to lead Delaware State over Norfolk State, 26-6, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game yesterday in Dover, Del.
The Hornets snapped a 19-game losing streak. Delaware State (1-2) had not won since beating Bethune-Cookman, 35-14, on Oct. 4, 1997. The Spartans are 1-2.
After the Hornets recovered a fumble on the first play from scrimmage, Foster capped a nine-play, 53-yard drive with a 20-yard touchdown run to put Delaware State up, 7-0, with 11 minutes 24 seconds remaining in the first quarter. The Hornets increased their lead to 13-0 when Matthews found Tommie Mims for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 6:23 left in the quarter.
Matthews also connected with Albert Horsey on a seven-yard touchdown pass with 11:09 left in the game.
HAMPTON 26, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 13: In St. Louis, Roy Johnson ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Pirates won the Gateway Classic.
Hampton (3-0) appeared in the classic for the fifth time; the Golden Lions (1-2) lost in the classic for the third consecutive year.
Johnson was 12 of 21 for 280 yards. His 76-yard completion to Michael Compton set up a two-yard touchdown run by Johnson for the game's first score. Johnson also connected with Warren Broughton for a 53-yard touchdown late in the second quarter.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff place kicker Richard Pena had field goals of 26 and 40 yards blocked in the second quarter and also missed a 42-yard attempt in the first.
Hampton defensive end Gregory Scott had a key interception in the third quarter, which he returned seven yards to the Golden Lions 18. Six plays later, Compton made a diving touchdown catch on a deflected pass.
Rashad Muhyee ended Arkansas-Pine Bluff's final threat with an interception.
TENNESSEE STATE 42, FLORIDA A&M 25: Leon Murray completed 25 of 41 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns as the Tigers rolled in the Atlanta Classic at Georgia Dome.
Three of the touchdowns were to Julius Hull, who caught five passes for 137 yards. Tennessee State -- which scored twice by recovering fumbles in the end zone -- improved to 3-0. The Rattlers dropped to 1-2.