In what has been a disastrous second half of the season, the Morgan State Bears continued to struggle as they lost their fifth straight game, getting shutout 30-0 by Norfolk State University (NSU) on Nov. 10 in Norfolk, Va.
It was the first time the Bears went scoreless since being shut out by Akron University, 41-0, back in 2009.
Morgan State (3-7, 2-5 MEAC) pretty much handed the game to NSU (4-7, 2-6 MEAC)) as they turned the ball over five times during the contest. On just the second play from scrimmage, Bears redshirt sophomore quarterback Robert Council was sacked and fumbled, setting Norfolk up for a quick score with the ball only four yards away from the end zone.
On the Bear’s very next drive, Council tossed an interception, leading to the Spartans’ next touchdown. Council also threw another interception that was returned for a defensive touchdown. By the end of the game, Council had been benched for backup Seth Higgins, a sophomore, who finished out with a modest performance.
Morgan State will now prepare for its season finale against Hampton University (2-7, 2-5 MEAC) on Nov. 17. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium in New York, but will be played at Morgan State in Baltimore, Md. due to Hurricane Sandy.