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.
Petco Park replaces Qualcomm Stadium as site of Holiday Bowl
Petco Park will be the new home of the Holiday Bowl after Qualcomm Stadium, which had hosted the game for 42 years, was razed.
NCAA president Mark Emmert sets July target for interim rules to allow college athletes to be paid
The NCAA is working on interim rules that will give college athletes the opportunity to be paid for use of their name, image or likeness (NIL) by July. NCAA president Mark Emmert made the announcement Wednesday.
The history of coaches head-butting helmeted players
Is it smart? No. Does it hurt? Yes. Will it stop happening? Don't count on it. A coach head-butting one of his players in celebration or motivation is nothing new.
Reliving memorable CFB player, coach helmet head-butts
These college football players and coaches take celebrating to a new level by head-butting one another with helmets on.
'Summer review phase' to test prospects, timing of 12-team College Football Playoff
With some of the most powerful people in college football now backing further exploration of the proposed 12-team playoff format, it seems to be a matter of when -- not if -- the postseason will grow again.
Ex-Texas A&M Aggies football coach R.C. Slocum diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma
Texas A&M announced on Tuesday that former coach R.C. Slocum has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.