Morgan & Bowie State Universities Football.

Sophomore running back Herb Walker Jr. rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns as the Morgan State Bears routed their fellow Marylanders the Bowie State Bulldogs, 28-3, on Sept. 13 at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

It was a defensive battle in the first half as the Bulldogs scored the only points through the first two quarters with a field goal scored in the opening quarter. But the Bears pushed the pedal on offense after halftime, scoring 28 unanswered points in the second half. Senior quarterback Robert Council scored the Bears’ first points of the game with a 6-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Council scored a 7-yard touchdown run not long after to push Morgan State’s lead to 14-3. Then Walker Jr. took over in the fourth quarter with two long touchdown runs of 28 yards and 33 yards, respectively. Walker accumulated his 180 rushing yards over 20 carries–a whopping 9.0 yards per carry; Council ran for 73 yards.

Graduate student Kenda Jefferson led the Bulldogs with 94 yards on 21 carries. However, graduate student quarterback Matthew Goggans struggled, completing only 14 of 38 pass attempts for 138 yards, including an interception; he was sacked four times.

Morgan State (1-2) will next take on Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) opponent Howard University in the New York Urban League Classic on Sept. 20 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor