David Watford, who graduated from Hampton High School, threw five touchdowns in his debut back home and helped Hampton University take down Kentucky State 35-20 on Saturday night. Watford also threw three inteterceptions, but connected on 22 of 37 passes for 345 yards. The Pirates’ 21-0 halftime lead dwindled to 21-17 before a Watford-to-Twarn Mixon extended the lead back to 28-17.
Meanwhile, the College of William and Mary ran all over Lafayette and opened its season with a 34-7 win. Junior quarterback Steve Cluley hit 20 of 30 pass attempts for 289 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Mikal Abdul-Saboor rushed for 106 yards and two more touchdowns on 16 carries.
Hampton will host the University of Richmond next weekend, while William & Mary will enjoy a bye week before traveling to the University of Virginia on Sept. 19.