(Updated 11/23/2014) The Morgan State Bears won their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title in 35 years after crushing the Delaware State Hornets, 69-7, on Nov. 22 at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

The victory resulted in the Bears locking into a five-way tie for the MEAC championship as they shared the same conference record with four other MEAC teams. North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, Bethune-Cookman and South Carolina State each also finished the season with a 6-2 MEAC record, marking the first time in the conference’s 43-year-history that five teams split the conference title. However, it was Morgan State who will receive the MEAC title and a qualifying bid into the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs because of its victories over S.C. State and N.C. Central. Morgan State also needed the N.C. A&T Aggies to lose Saturday and they did, falling to N.C. Central, 21-14.  The NCAA Division I FCS bid awarded Morgan State (7-5 overall, 6-2 MEAC), is its first in the school’s history.

Perhaps the Bears’ best offensive weapon, sophomore running back Herb Walker Jr., had an impressive performance in their big victory, rushing for 128 yards and a 19-yard touchdown on 17 carries, finishing his season with a MEAC-leading 1,228 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. But the most outstanding player for the Bears Saturday was junior quarterback Moses Skillon, who scored six total touchdowns, including a new school record of five touchdowns thrown and one ran. The 69 points Morgan State scored also tied a school record set back in 1966. Skillon completed 16-of-24 pass attempts for 266 passing yards, and also ran for 64 yards on 17 carries.

Morgan State, the lone HBCU representative in the FCS playoffs this season, will face the Richmond Spiders in the opening round on Nov. 28 in Richmond, Va.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. EST