Senior running back Eric Harrell ran for a game-high 218 rushing yards with  two touchdowns, but the Morgan State Bears still fell to the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 41-28, on Nov. 4 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The loss dropped Morgan State to a 1-8 overall record, 1-5 against the Mid-Eastern Athletic  Conference (MEAC).

Morgan State gave Bethune-Cookman (5-4 overall, 4-2 MEAC) a tough time, competing hard throughout the game. The Bears only trailed, 20-14, at halftime after a second quarter touchdown pass by sophomore quarterback DeAndre Harris and a touchdown run from Harrell.  

The Bears scored 14 points in the third quarter, too; Harrell ran in another touchdown and Harris tossed another touchdown pass, this time caught by senior tight-end DuShon David. But Bethune-Cookman answered with 21 points scored in the third quarter to hold off Morgan State.

Harris finished 8-of-14 for 121 passing yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

Bethune-Cookman senior quarterback Larry Brihm Jr. had a game-high five touchdown passes.

Next – The Bears will next travel to Dover, Del., on Nov. 11 to take on the Delaware State Hornets (1-8 overall, 1-6 MEAC).

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor