Opportunities Fall Short in NSU’s Home Opener

UEN Adops | September 11 2023 | 2 mins of read
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In the annual Labor Day Classic, the Norfolk State University football team faced off against Virginia State. Despite a strong start, NSU fell short in the game, with the Trojans securing a 33-24 victory. Norfolk State took an early lead with a touchdown by Lex Henry, but Virginia State quickly tied the game with an 80-yard score. The Spartans had opportunities, but a missed field goal and turnovers hindered their chances. Coach Dawson Odums acknowledged the need for improvement and adjustments for the upcoming games.
Norfolk State head coach Dawson Odums apologized to the fans and emphasized the importance of preparing the team better. He recognized that the biggest adjustments are made from Week 1 to Week 2 and emphasized the need to be ready for the next game. NSU started the game with a quick touchdown after taking advantage of a Virginia State turnover. However, the Trojans responded with an 80-yard score to tie the game. The Spartans had a chance to take the lead with a field goal attempt, but it was missed. Despite recovering a fumble and converting it into a touchdown, Norfolk State couldn’t maintain their lead against Virginia State.
The Labor Day Classic between Norfolk State University and Virginia State ended with a 33-24 victory for the Trojans. While NSU had a strong start, with an early touchdown by Lex Henry, they couldn’t maintain their lead. Missed opportunities, including a missed field goal and turnovers, hindered their chances of victory. Coach Dawson Odums acknowledged the need for improvement and adjustments for future games. Despite the loss, the Spartans showed promise and will continue to work towards success in their upcoming matches.

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