Greg McGhee, Robert Davis, Jamil Irvin-Muhammad

Howard quarterback Greg McGhee (7) gets hit by Morehouse defensive lineman Robert Davis (92) and linebacker Jamil Irvin-Muhammad (29) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington. Howard won 35-17.

Howard running back Aquanius Freeman (20) jumps over the legs of Morehouse defensive back Temitayo Agoro (44) as defensive back Emmanuel Parks (3) comes in to defend, during the first half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington.

Howard senior quarterback Greg McGhee scored five touchdowns as the Bison made light work of Morehouse with 35-17 victory in the Nation’s Football Classic on Sept. 13 at RFK Stadium in Northeast Washington, D.C.

Morehouse scored the first points of the game, taking a six-point lead in the first quarter. But it was all Howard the rest of the way.

McGhee scored his first touchdown of the day on a short quarterback sneak, giving Howard a 7-6 lead. The lead was pushed to 14-6 after McGhee found freshman tight end Justin Chaney for a touchdown pass. But Morehouse would convert a field goal to make it 14-9 before halftime.

The second half was more of “The McGhee Show” as the senior quarterback scored three more touchdowns before the game ended. McGhee scored two rushing touchdowns and also tossed a passing touchdown to sophomore receiver Robert Mercer.

Morehouse defensive back Cameron Fields (8) returns the ball near the sidelines and is tackled by Howard defensive back Alonte Dunn (21) during the second half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington. Howard won 35-17.

The win was Howard’s first of the season, after facing Akron and Rutgers in the first two games of their 2014 schedule. The Bison next will take on Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) foe Morgan State on Sept. 20 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor