Daniel Hammett returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown as Norfolk State broke a 10-game Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference losing streak with a 26-7 win over Howard yesterday in Norfolk.

Brandon Brooks also threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to James Callaham and ran one in from three yards out. Brooks was 8 for 15 for 89 yards, with 32 yards rushing.

Neither team scored in the first half, but Norfolk State (2-6, 1-5) jumped out in the third quarter with Callaham's catch for a score, and then Daryl Jones scored from one yard out with 5 minutes 21 seconds remaining.

Howard (4-4, 1-4) made it 12-7 after a one-yard touchdown run by Darrell Turner.

* RICHMOND 18, JAMES MADISON 15: Tim Hightower ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns to spark the Spiders in Harrisonburg, Va.

Hightower had touchdowns of 19 yards and one yard. Joseph Fore added field goals of 23 yards and 34 yards for Richmond (5-3, 5-1 Atlantic 10).

Justin Rascati threw two touchdown passes for James Madison (4-4, 2-3). His first was a six-yard pass to Tahir Hinds in the second quarter. The second was a 23-yard pass to Alvin Banks with 5:05 left in the game. Banks carried the ball 18 times for 120 yards.

Both Banks and Maurice Fenner reached 2,000 career rushing yards during the game. Fenner finished with 60 yards on 13 carries.

* VILLANOVA 35, WM. & MARY 21: Frank Jankowski threw three touchdown passes as Villanova (4-4, 2-3 Atlantic 10) built a 28-point lead and piled up 540 total yards to win at home. Jankowski was 25 of 35 for 325 yards with three interceptions.

The Tribe (5-3, 3-2) scored two touchdowns on interception returns.

* BOWIE ST. 27, VIRGINIA ST. 17: In Petersburg, Va., Bowie State broke open the game with three touchdowns during a five-minute span in the second quarter.

Isaac Redman rushed for 124 yards for the Bulldogs (8-2, 5-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association). Bowie State's fourth straight victory snapped the five-game winning streak of the Trojans (6-4, 5-2).

* EMORY & HENRY 24, CATHOLIC 21: Emory & Henry (1-7, 1-3 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) came from behind with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Catholic (3-5, 1-3).