The Howard University Bison fell to 1-4 overall in the season after a 38-22 loss to fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) member North Carolina A&T Aggies on Sept. 27 at William Greene Stadium in Washington, D.C.

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Howard scored the first points of the game on an 11-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Greg McGhee, giving the Bison an early 7-0 lead. But N.C. A&T took over the game after that, scoring 21 unanswered points to close out the first quarter.

The Aggies (4-1 overall, 1-0 MEAC) extended the lead to 28-7 in the second quarter, but Howard was able to cut the lead to 28-16 before halftime with a short touchdown run by senior running back Aquanius Freeman.

Howard got even closer in the fourth quarter after a short touchdown pass from McGhee to freshman tight end Justin Chaney, cutting the lead to 28-22. But N.C. A&T put the game away by scoring 10 unanswered points through the rest of the fourth quarter to win, 38-22.

McGhee led Howard in both passing and rushing; the senior passer completed 20-of-44 pass attempts for 237 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and also ran for 93 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.

Aggies junior quarterback Kwashaun Quick led with 200 passing yards and two touchdowns. Freshman running back Marquell Cartwright ran for a game-high 135 yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies.

Howard (1-4 overall, 0-2 MEAC) will travel to North Carolina to take on N.C. Central (1-3 overall) on Oct. 4.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor