St. Francis (PA) uses fast start to sink Norfolk St.

Sep 24, 2022, 2:49 AM | Updated: 3:06 pm

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Justin Sliwoski threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for another while Cole Doyle threw a scoring touchdown and St. Francis (PA) rattled Norfolk State 45-26 on Saturday.

Sliwoski set the tone almost immediately when he threw a 26-yard dart to Dawson Snyder for his first-career touchdown reception and a 7-0 lead on the Red Flash’s opening drive.

On fourth-and-13, Snyder lined up to the left, ran a post route, beat his man and Sliwoski put it on him. It was the first of three first-quarter touchdowns for St. Francis (2-2) en route to a 35-12 halftime advantage.

Sliwoski and Doyle split quarterback duties and the two combined to complete 20-of-29 passes for 290 yards.

Jaylan Adams threw for two touchdowns for Norfolk St.

The Spartans (0-4) have lost seven straight. Their last win occurred on Oct. 30, 2021 when they beat Morgan State 31-20 at the end of a six-game winning streak.

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