It's too early in the season for a long season.

Hopes were somewhat high for Norfolk State's football program this season. This photo is indicative of how it went last Saturday at William & Mary. It was a long, misty night for the Spartan defense. Long, empty looks and arguing with officials was the name of the game.

Norfolk State's Isaac White, center, pleads his case to an official after a penalty was called on him in the second quarter of their game against William & Mary, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg.

**CQ**

(Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)

Norfolk State's Shawn Fauntleroy Jr. looks off in the distance after another NSU turnover against William & Mary, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg.

(Jason Hirschfeld | For The Virginian-Pilot)