N.C. Central put up big numbers on both sides of the ball and eased past Norfolk State, 36-6, on Saturday.
The Eagles (3-3, 2-1 MEAC) finished with five takeaways, including three interceptions.
“We really came out and played with a lot of energy,” NCCU head coach Granville Eastman said. “This was a great defensive team effort. The coaches worked to put together a good, sound plan.”
One of the picks, by senior safety Jaquell Taylor, came with the Spartans in the red zone. That play set up a 93-yard pass from Chauncey Caldwell to tight end Sherman McLeod, which the program said was the second-longest pass in school history.
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Caldwell ran for a 5-yard touchdown that with a pair of Adam Lippy field goals helped set up a 12-0 halftime lead.
Central also got scoring runs from Isaiah Totten (35 yards) and Tyquan Watson (5) in the fourth quarter. Totten led the Eagles with 108 yards on the ground.