Mor­gan State romps to 1st win of sea­son

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SPORTS -

Mor­gan State earned its first win of the sea­son, hand­ing first-year coach Ty­rone Wheat­ley his first vic­tory as well, in a 34-3 rout of vis­it­ing Delaware State.

Josh Chase rushed for touch­downs of 33 and 9 yards and Manasseh Bai­ley caught a 26-yard touch­down pass from De­An­dre Har­ris in the first half to help the Bears (1-5, 1-2 Mideast­ern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) sprint to a 21-0 lead.

Chase fin­ished with 116 yards rush­ing on 19 car­ries and Bai­ley had six re­cep­tions for 106 yards. Jor­dan Cofield added four catches for 50 yards and a touch­down for Mor­gan, while Har­ris fin­ished 11 of 19 pass­ing with two TDs.

The Bears de­fense held the Hor­nets (1-5, 0-4 MEAC) to a 37-yard field goal 296 to­tal yards. Ian McBor­rough made seven tack­les and Simeon Gatling and Mar­quise Thorn each had five tack­les for the Bears.

Albany 38, No. 9 Tow­son 21: Karl Mo­for ran for a pair of touch­downs and Jeff Un­der­cuf­fler passed for two more and Albany knocked off host Tow­son, scor­ing 14 points off turnovers and tak­ing down a top-10 foe for the third straight sea­son.

Tow­son, ranked No. 9 in the FCS polls and a Top 10 team for the sixth straight week, was held to 280 yards of of­fense, in­clud­ing 93 rush­ing.

Un­der­cuf­fler, a red­shirt fresh­man, now has 20 touch­down passes. He was sec­ond in that cat­e­gory in the FCS and topped the Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion.

Mo­for, with 130 yards, capped an 87-yard game-open­ing drive with a TD from the 2. Un­der­cuf­fler hit Dono­van McDon­ald with a 36-yarder for a 14-7 lead and Dy­lan Burns sent the Great Danes (4-3, 2-1) into half­time ahead 17-14.

Un­der­cuf­fler and Mo­for sealed the win in the third quar­ter when Un­der­cuf­fler found LJ Wes­neski with a 16-yard score and Mo­for capped a 93-yard drive with his 19-yard score. The con­sec­u­tive TDs gave Albany a 31-14 lead.

Tom Flacco threw for 187 yards and two touch­downs for Tow­son (3-3, 1-2) but was sacked four times. Dar­ian Street and Ryan Rutkowski had re­ceiv­ing scores.

Bowie State 64, Chowan 17: Ja’rome John­son rushed for 193 and ac­counted for six touch­downs to power Bowie State (6-0, 3-0 CIAA) to a rout. John­son rushed for three scores and threw for three oth­ers.

The Bull­dogs fell be­hind, 10-3, in the first quar­ter be­fore ral­ly­ing with 27 unan­swered points in both the sec­ond and third quar­ters.

Calli Wilkens rushed for 112 yards and a touch­down and Adam Gil­lis and Elisha McDon­ald also had rush­ing TDs for Bowie.

John John­son and Jonathan Ross led the Bowie de­fense with six tack­les apiece.

Frost­burg State 35, West Virginia Wes­leyan 13: Will Brun­son (14-for-23 for 244 yards) threw three touch­down passes and vis­it­ing Frost­burg State (5-1, 5-1 Moun­tain East Con­fer­ence) scored 21 points in the sec­ond half to beat West Virginia Wes­leyan (1-5, 1-4).

The vic­tory marked the fifth straight. Frost­burg’s de­fense had nine sacks, 13 tack­les for loss and forced Wes­leyan to punt eight times. Ju­niors Trevor Booker ad Carl Ig­weh led the de­fen­sive ef­fort with three tack­les for a loss and three sacks.

Sal­is­bury 45, Wesley 38: The host Sea Gulls (4-0, 2-0 New Jer­sey Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) trailed in the first half 14-0 be­fore Bert Schre­con­gost made a 21-yard field goal with 10 sec­onds left in the first half and Sal­is­bury never trailed again. The Wolver­ines fell to 4-1, 1-1.

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