Senior quarterback Greg McGhee had easily his best game of the season, tossing four touchdown passes with more than 300 passing yards to give the Howard University Bison its second straight win in a 51-21 blowout over the winless Savannah State University Tigers on Nov. 8 at T.A. Wright Stadium in Savannah, Ga. It marked the second consecutive victory for a Howard team that had lost five straight games through the months of September and October.
With a 0-10 record, 0-7 against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Savannah State was clearly the worst team in the entire MEAC, and Howard took advantage, pouncing on the Tigers from the very start on Saturday. Howard scored two touchdowns and added two more points with a safety in the first quarter, then scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a commanding 30-14 lead into halftime. Junior running back William Parker scored the first two touchdowns for the Bison, and McGhee threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter.
Howard put the game completely out of reach in the third quarter when McGhee passed for two more touchdowns to push the lead up to 44-21 by the start of the fourth – senior running back Aquanius Freeman added one more touchdown run with eight minutes left in the game to set the final score at 51-21.
McGhee finished the game with a stellar stat line: 28 of 45 passes completed for 313 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Parker’s stats were just as nice: He rushed for two scores and 175 yards on 19 carries, including a 62 yard touchdown run.
Savannah State freshman quarterback Tino Smith II led the Tigers in defeat with 101 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Howard (3-7 overall, 2-5 MEAC) will face non-conference opponent Central Connecticut (2-8 overall) on Nov. 15 at Arute Field in New Britain, Conn.