Sophomore running back Herb Walker Jr. set a new Morgan State University record for the most rushing yards in a single game with 271 yards on 29 carries, but the Bears still fell to Holy Cross in a close, 29-26, thriller on Sept. 6 at Fitton Field in Worcester, Mass.

Walker got the nod after starter Lamont Brown III tore his ACL and took full advantage, running all over Holy Cross. Walker scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a two-yard touchdown run that put Morgan State ahead, 26-23, with three minutes left in the game.

But Holy Cross drove the field and senior running back Shane Taylor scored a game-winning touchdown run on the final play of the game to win, 29-26.

Taylor finished with 78 yards on 20 carries for Holy Cross while sophomore quarterback Peter Pujas completed 16 of 29 pass attempts for 193 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore receiver Jake Wieczorek led Holy Cross with five catches for 112 yards.

Morgan State senior quarterback Robert Council completed seven of 18 passes for 57 yards and a 21-yard touchdown pass to freshman receiver Amonta Poteat. Council also rushed for 83 yards.

Next-up: Morgan State will host the Bowie State Bulldogs on Sept. 13 at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor