NCAA Football

Morgan State Scores Most Points Since 2014

Morgan State gained its first win this season with a very action-packed performance against Savannah State on Saturday.

Scoring Recap

1st Quarter

  • SSU Passing TD: Oliver 83-Yard pass reception from Gibbons (11:38)
  • MSU Passing TD: Harrel 1-Yd Run (8:04)
  • MSU Passing TD: Poteat 21-Yard reception from Staley (6:31)
  • MSU Blocked Punt TD: White 6-Yd Return (5:35)

2nd Quarter

  • MSU Rushing TD: Walker 4-Yd Run (10:31)
  • MSU Passing TD: Bailey 60-Yard reception from Staley (2:35)
  • Def Fumble TD: Lewis 9-Yd Fumble return (2:20)

3rd Quarter

  • SSU Passing TD: Kirkland 2-Yd Reception from Gibbons (12:03)
  • MSU Passing TD: Jones 6-Yd Reception from Staley (0:18)

4th Quarter

  • SSU Passing TD: Barnes 41-Yd reception from Handler (6:56)
  • SSU Passing TD: Kirkland 3-Yd reception from Handler (0:31)

MSU Offensive Explosion

Overall, MSU had 462 yards of total offense. Elijah Staley went 14-22 passing and threw for 220 yards as well as racking up 3 Touchdowns. For the first time this season, he did not throw an INT. Backing him up was the powerful rushing attack of MSU. Eric Harrell and Herb Walker combined for 226 Rushing yards and both added touchdowns. This was the most points scored for MSU since Nov 22, 2014, as they scored 69 points against Delaware State.

MSU’s Angry Defense

Morgan State’s Defense was just hard to stop. With 7 sacks and 2 defensive touchdowns, MSU dominated the game from the start. Over 10 Bears recorded a tackle during this game which show’s MSU’s depth. Although letting up 28 Points and 350+ yards, MSU’s defense came to play once again.

Schedule Ahead

  • Oct 21st: at Howard
  • Oct 28th: vs FL A&M
  • Nov 4th: at Bethune-Cookman
  • Nov 11th: at Delaware State
  • Nov 18th: Norfolk State

5 Things to Takeaway From the 1st Half of the Season

  • Offense is a work in progress
  • Defense is the heart of the team, and it will be like that for a while
  • The 2nd Half of the schedule is easier
  • Program is rebuilding
  • Fred Farrier is building something great

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Stephen Thompson