The Morgan State Bears handled business in its first game of the season, edging the Bowie State Bulldogs, 14-7, at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore. It was the first season-opening win for Morgan State since 2007.
Morgan State (1-0) will take on an even greater challenge on Sept. 11 as they head to College Park to face the University of Maryland Terps at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
The Bears will need to rely on its team captains, which include offensive tackle Lawrence Brewer and specialist Kemar Scarlett. Both players were honored by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on Monday after performing well against Bowie State.
Brewer, a 6-foot-5-inch, 290-pound junior from Fort Washington, Md., anchored an offensive line that didn't allow a single sack as Morgan State tossed the ball around 32 times last Saturday against Bowie State. Brewer recorded four pancake blocks, individually.
“Lawrence is one of our team captains and he has put in a lot of work to get him and his teammates ready to do their jobs effectively on Saturday,” MSU head coach Don Hill-Eley told the AFRO. “It’s good to see his work paying off and the MEAC recognizing his work.”
Meanwhile, Scarlett, a senior out of Temple Hills, Md., set a single-game school record by connecting on four field goals from 33 yards, 39 yards, 44 and 47 yards to give the Bears 12 of its 14 points scored.
“We want to be able to score points whenever we can,” Coach Hill-Eley said. “Anytime you have a kicker that can help you put points on the board, it helps tremendously.”