Williams was 24-of-36 passing for 274 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and ran for a 3-yard score for the Wildcats (6-1, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Washington finished with 104 yards rushing on 16 carries.
Norfolk State (2-6, 1-3) pulled to 25-22 on Kevin Johnson's 4-yard touchdown run to open the fourth quarter. Xavier McDonald's 23-yard field goal made it 28-22 with 10:35 to play, and then the Spartans turned the ball over with a fumble on their next series.
Norfolk State moved into Wildcats territory, but its drive stalled on a penalty and a pair of sacks -- the last sack from Marques Ford on a fourth-and-35. Washington scored on a 6-yard run on the next play.
QB Chubba Purdy chooses to transfer to Nebraska after leaving Florida State football program
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have transformed their quarterback depth chart through the transfer portal, adding former Florida State Seminole Chubba Purdy to a group that includes former Texas Longhorn Casey Thompson.
College football transfer portal tracker: Top players, predictions, analysis, more
More college football players are entering the transfer portal each year. As the season winds down, we will analyze top players as they enter the portal and make new commitments.
Alabama Crimson Tide LB Christian Harris says he's entering NFL draft
Alabama linebacker Christian Harris has announced he will enter the NFL draft.
Onetime Clemson football recruit QB Hunter Johnson transfers back to Tigers after career at Northwestern
After four seasons at Northwestern, quarterback Hunter Johnson is transferring back to Clemson -- a rare transfer to Dabo Swinney's program.
Star pass-rusher Nolan Smith returning to Georgia Bulldogs for senior season
Georgia's top-ranked defense won't look the same next season, but it will feature the return of gifted pass-rusher Nolan Smith, who announced Monday that he plans to come back for his senior season.
Former Louisiana-Lafayette offensive lineman O'Cyrus Torrence to transfer to Florida Gators
Former Louisiana-Lafayette OL O'Cyrus Torrence, who was an All-Sun Belt selection the last two years, will be reunited with Gators coach Billy Napier after committing to transferring to Florida.