Virginia State’s football team got off to a fast start behind the play of quarterback Justin Thorpe and cruised to a 41-0 victory over Kentucky State Saturday in Ettrick, Va.
It was the first loss of the season for the Thorobreds (2-1), who play their home opener Saturday against Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Stillman College.
Virginia State (2-1) scored three touchdowns in the first quarter to take command of the game.
Thorpe scored twice, on runs of 5 and 28 yards, and he threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Gene Holloman as the Trojans took a 20-0 lead after the first period.
VSU’s defense held K-State in check, limiting the Thorobreds to 32 yards rushing and 151 yards total offense. The Trojans rolled up 387 yards.
KSU turned the ball over three times — twice on fumbles and once on an interception. The Trojans didn’t have a turnover.
Virginia State added two touchdowns in the third quarter on runs of 9 and 63 yards by Jordan Anderson, and the Trojans closed out the scoring on a 65-yard fumble recovery by Zacchaeus Jackson in the fourth quarter. Shawn Hunt went 5 for 6 on point-after kicks.