Morgan State Falls Short After Delaware State Uses Late Game Rally

A touchdown pass from Delaware State’s quarterback Keenan Black to Trey Gross, and a made two-point conversation with nine seconds remaining, gave the Hornets a 33-30 edge over the Morgan State Bears Saturday.

Morgan State (1-9, 1-6 MEAC) held a 30-25 lead before Black fired a 3-yard touchdown to Gross with nine seconds left to play and followed that with a two-point conversion pass for the final score.

Delaware fell behind 21-0 early in the second quarter and was down 23-13 at the break. A Wisdom Nzidee field goal midway through the third and a 23-yard scoring pass from Black to Kwannah Kollie tied it up at 23-all as the quarter ended.

Black finished with 234 yards and four touchdowns passing. Nyfease West ran for 119 yards on 19 carries.

Sophomore DeAndre Harris, making his first start of the season, completed 20 of 27 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears (1-9, 1-6). Harris also led the Bears on the ground with 12 carries for 86 yards (7.2 avg).

Sophomore wideout Manassah Bailey was on the receiving end of all three TD passes, including a 70-yard bomb that opened up the scoring on the Bears’ first play of the game.

Junior safety Carl Garnes led the Bears defense with eight tackles, while sophomore linebacker Rico Kennedy finished with seven tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Kennedy also blocked an extra point in the second quarter and raced about 90 yards to score two points.

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