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Sophomore running back Herb Walker Jr. scored four touchdowns, including a late game-winning touchdown pass from junior quarterback Moses Skillon, to lift the Morgan State Bears to a 38-35 victory over the Hampton Pirates, spoiling Hampton’s homecoming on Nov. 1 at Armstrong Stadium in Hampton, Va.

It was a tightly contested game throughout, as the lead was exchanged or tied on seven separate occasions. Morgan State took the first lead when Walker Jr. scored on a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The Bears extended their lead to 14-0 after Skillion dove in for a two-yard touchdown run.

But back-to-back touchdowns by Hampton tied the game at 14-14 in the third quarter. Sophomore kicker Chris Moller retook the lead for Morgan State with a 24-yard field goal, but Hampton bounced back to take their first lead of the game with a 34-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Jerrell Antione to make it 20-17.

Walker Jr. ran for two more touchdowns early in the fourth quarter to give the Bears a 31-20 lead, but even that margin wasn’t safe. Hampton fired right back with two consecutive touchdowns to retake the lead at 35-31 with less than three minutes remaining in the game.

That set up the game-winning drive and score by Skillon, as he lobbed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Walker Jr. with a minute left in regulation.

Walker Jr. finished with 67 rushing yards and three rushing touchdown, while also recording 109 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. Skillon completed 21 of 37 pass attempts for 252 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. He also ran for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Antoine led Hampton with 164 passing yards and two touchdowns, but also tossed two interceptions. Hampton rushed for 212 yards collectively as a unit, with freshman running back Eric Carter Jr. leading the way with 87 yards.

With the win, Morgan State advanced to 5-4 overall and 4-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Hampton fell to 2-7 and 1-4 against the MEAC.

Morgan State will face North Carolina A&T (7-2 overall, 4-1 MEAC) on Nov. 8 in Greensboro, N.C.