WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Caylin Newton scored with five seconds left to cap a fourth-quarter rally to give Howard its fifth straight win, topping Norfolk State 28-24 on Saturday.
The victory, coupled with North Carolina Central's loss to Bethune-Cookman, leaves Howard alone in second-place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, a game back of North Carolina A&T.
Trailing 24-14 in the fourth quarter, Bryan Cook picked off a Norfolk State pass in the end zone to start the comeback and Newton engineered a 90-yard, nine-play drive that opened with a 59-yard run by Anthony Philyaw. Dezmond Wortham capped the drive with a 3-yard run to make it 24-21 with 8:06 remaining.
After forcing Norfolk State (3-7, 3-4 MEAC) to punt, Newton led Howard (7-3, 6-1) on a 12-play, 89-yard drive for the game-winning score.
Philyaw finished with 193 yards on 20 carries. Newton threw for 159 yards, but was held to 46 yards rushing on 18 carries.
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