The Hampton University Pirates spoiled Morgan State University’s Homecoming, claiming a 20-10 win over the Bears on Oct. 17 at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore.

The first loss was Morgan State’s first to a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) team this season; the Bears fell to a 3-3 overall record and 3-1 against the MEAC, and are currently ranked second in the conference standings.

Morgan State trailed Hampton the entire game after giving up two unanswered touchdowns early in the first half, and were down, 17-3, at halftime.

Morgan State scored its lone touchdown on a 56-yard punt return by Andrew King in the third quarter. The touchdown helped the Bears cut the Pirates’ lead to 17-10. But Hampton (4-3 overall, 2-2 MEAC) made a field goal in the fourth quarter to pad their lead, and the Bears simply couldn’t find the offensive production to pull off a comeback.

Sophomore running back Orlando Johnson led the Bears with 90 rushing yards on 20 carries; senior quarterback Moses Skillon struggled, however, completing 17 of 36 pass attempts for only 141 yards and an interception.

Hampton senior quarterback David Watford led the Pirates with 206 passing yards, including an 80-yard touchdown pass to sophomore receiver Rashawn Proctor.

Next: Morgan State travels to take on North Carolina Central on Oct. 24.