Hampton opens with win over Virginia Union; Norfolk State falls at Toledo


HAMPTON, Va. (AP) – Elijah Burris carried 15 times for 136 yards and three touchdowns _ two coming late in the fourth quarter _ and Hampton pulled away for a 42-28 victory over Division II-member Virginia Union in a season opener.

VUU’s Khalid Morris hooked up with Desmond Smith for a 41-yard TD, knotting the score at 28 with 11:08 remaining. But Burris ran the ensuing kickoff back 51 yards and then capped a four-play drive with a 1-yard scoring run with 9:05 to play. Burris ran 30 yards for a TD with 3:29 left to put the game out of reach.

Norfolk State fell to Toledo 49-10 to open up its season. The Spartans (0-1) will head to Wake Forest for its second game of the season.

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