HOWARD University

Junior quarterback Greg Hankerson tossed two second-half touchdown passes to help Norfolk State University spoil Howard University’s homecoming and complete a 15-12 comeback victory on Oct. 4 at Greene Stadium in Washington, D.C.

The loss dropped Howard to 0-5 overall, and 0-3 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Howard was up 12-0 late in the third quarter after freshman running back Donnell Pleasant scored a six-yard touchdown. Pleasant finished with a team-high 87 rushing yards on 27 carries.

But that’s when Hankerson turned up the heat, scoring two unanswered touchdowns to steal the comeback victory for Norfolk State.

Hankerson’s first touchdown pass of the game was a 49-yard bomb to senior receiver Issac White near the end of the third quarter. White finished with a game-high nine catches for 145 yards. Hankerson’s second touchdown was the game-winner thrown to senior receiver DeAndre Sangster with 41 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Sangster had eight catches for 91 yards in the game. Hankerson completed 24 of 36 passes for 294 yards.

Howard junior QB Jamie Cunningham had a tough outing, completing just 12 of 22 pass attempts for only 72 yards.

Next: Howard travels to Orangeburg, South Carolina on Oct. 17 for a MEAC contest against S.C. State (2-2).