The Morgan State Bears continued their dominance over the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), crushing the Savannah State Tigers, 42-3, on Oct. 10 at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The win advanced Morgan State’s MEAC record to 3-0 (3-2 overall record). It marks the first time Morgan State has started the season with a 3-0 MEAC record since 2009.
Morgan scored just seven points in the first half, but found an offensive rhythm after halftime, scoring 35 unanswered points in the second half to complete the blowout victory. Senior quarterback Moses Skillon scored three of the Bears’ touchdowns on the day, including two touchdown runs and a 34-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Malcolm Banks. Skillon led Morgan State on offense with 238 yards, including 104 rushing yards.
The Bears also scored touchdowns via defense and special teams: Senior defensive back Peterson Janvier ran back a missed field goal for a 100-yard touchdown return, and freshman linebacker Brandon Griffin scooped up a fumbled ball on defense and ran it back 30 yards for a score.
Savannah State (1-4 overall, 1-2 MEAC) committed four turnovers in the game, while the Bears committed none.
Next – Morgan State will face more MEAC action when it hosts the Hampton Pirates (3-3 overall, 2-2 MEAC) on Oct. 17, back at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore. Kick-off set for 1 p.m.