October 12 MEAC Football Recap

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Morgan State 34, Delaware State 3
Norfolk State 49, Howard 21
Florida A&M 42, South Carolina State 38

Morgan State 34, Delaware State 3

BALTIMORE — Josh Chase ran for two touchdowns, DeAndre Harris passed for two scores, and Morgan State defeated Delaware State 34-3 on Saturday to give Tyrone Wheatley his first win as head coach of the Bears.

Chase gained 116 yards rushing and Harris completed 11 of 19 passes for 161 yards in a homecoming win for Morgan State (1-5, 1-2 MEAC).

Delaware State’s Richard Harris had a career-high 151 yards rushing on 21 carries and Hornets sophomore linebacker Brooks Parker had 12 tackles, seven solo.

Delaware State (1-5, 0-4) has lost 31 consecutive road games since 2014.

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Norfolk State 49, Howard 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Quarterback Juwan Carter accounted for 433 yards of total offense and six touchdowns as Norfolk State snapped a four-game losing streak with a 49-21 win over Howard on Saturday at Greene Stadium.

Carter passed for 377 yards and four scores, tying a career high, and also ran for 56 yards and two more touchdowns. Junior wideouts Justin Smith (133) and Tylan McElhenie (109) both posted career highs in receiving yards, with Smith scoring twice and McElhenie once for NSU (2-5, 1-2). It was all part of a 648-yard day for the Spartans, their most since a 659-yard day against Bethune-Cookman in 2005.

The Spartans defense helped NSU pull away from a 28-21 halftime advantage by shutting out the Bison (1-6, 1-2) in the second half. The Spartans intercepted two passes and notched a season-high five sacks.

The teams traded scores early. NSU scored on its first two drives. Kevin Johnson scored on a 4-yard run to cap the first possession, and after Dedrick Parson scored on a 14-yard to tie the game for Howard, Carter tossed a 19-yard TD pass to Da’Kendall James to put the Spartans up 14-7 at the 8:17 mark of the first quarter.

Both teams scored twice in the second quarter. Josiah Crute’s 4-yard TD run tied the game early in the period. The teams then combined for three touchdowns in the final five minutes of the half. Carter’s 4-yard TD run gave NSU a short-lived 21-14 lead, but Quinton Williams threw a 16-yard TD pass to Kyle Anthony with 2:12 left in the second period to tie it up for a third time.

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Florida A&M 42, South Carolina State 38

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Ryan Stanley set another record and threw for a career-high 427 yards, including a 19-yard strike to Kamari Young with 1:08 left as the Florida A&M University football team snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 42-38 victory over South Carolina State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) on Saturday afternoon at Oliver C. Dawson Bulldog Stadium.

The Rattlers (5-1 overall, 3-0 MEAC), who are off to the best start since the 2000 season, last defeated South Carolina State in 2011, but due to NCAA sanctions, that victory was vacated. The last time FAMU picked up a win over the Bulldogs was in 2001.

It took a defensive stop on fourth down to give the Rattlers good field position for their third drive of the afternoon. 

Stanley finished off the 12-play, 64-yard drive with a short toss to the left side to Xavier Smith to give Florida A&M a 7-0 advantage with exactly four minutes remaining in the opening period.

The Florida A&M defense continued to show its toughness late in the first quarter as Terry Jefferson forced a fumble as Demontre Moore recovered the ball at the SCSU 40.

However, South Carolina State (3-2, 1-1) tied the game at 7 with 14:01 left in the first half when Stanley tried to make something out of nothing and BJ Davis picked off the senior quarterback and rumbled 88 yards for the score.

The Bulldogs grabbed their first lead of the day with 7:32 remaining.

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