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Norfolk State Spartans

Norfolk State blitzes Morgan, 48-6 8 sacks, 2 interceptions unravel 2 Bears QBs

NORFOLK, Va. -- An unrelenting blitzing defense by the Norfolk State Spartans unraveled Morgan State's offense yesterday, as the Bears were thrashed, 48-6, by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference newcomers.

Morgan State quarterbacks Willie McGirt and Donald Green were pressured throughout, often surrounded by Norfolk State defenders, who forced them to scramble and throw bad passes.

"We just didn't make the adjustments on offense and they just kept coming," said Bears coach Stump Mitchell. "The special teams didn't do much, either. I thought Norfolk State beat us in two of the three phases of the game."

Morgan State and Norfolk played about even in the...