Morgan State University sophomore quarterback DeAndre Harris delivered another outstanding performance, scoring three touchdowns with more than 300 total yards, but the Bears couldn’t hold off the Delaware State University Hornets from rallying to a 33-30 comeback win on Nov. 11 in Dover, Del. 

The loss dropped Morgan State’s overall record to 1-9 overall, and 1-6 against the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)—dead last in the MEAC standings.

Morgan State led 21-0 after Harris connected with sophomore receiver Manassah Bailey on a short touchdown pass-and-catch early in the second quarter. Harris had also tossed a 70-yard touchdown pass to Bailey earlier in the first quarter and connected with him again on a third touchdown score later in the third quarter. 

But Hornets quarterback Keenan Black was even better than Harris, scoring four touchdowns to lead the comeback for Delaware State (2-8 overall, 2-6 MEAC). Black threw the game-winning touchdown with only nine seconds left on the game clock. 

Harris finished with 20-of-27 passing for 283 yards, three touchdowns and one interception; he also ran for a team-high 86 yards on 12 carries. Black was 16-of-24 for 234 passing yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

Next: Morgan State will host Norfolk State (3-7 overall, 3-4 MEAC) in their season finale on Nov. 18 in Baltimore.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor