Morehead State keeps Morgan winless with a 47-0 pounding

September 30, 1990|By Alex Montgomery | Alex Montgomery,Special to The Sun

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Chris Swartz ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, as host Morehead State pounded Morgan State, 47-0, here last night.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior quarterback completed 21 of 31 passes for 220 yards.

The crowd of about 6,000 at Jayne Stadium saw Morehead (2-3) take and early lead and never look back.

The Golden Bears (0-5) never were in the game. They crossed midfield once -- on a fumble recovery at the Morehead 47.

Morehead collected 324 total yards, Morgan State had minus-10.

Morehead passed for 220 and rushed for 104. Morgan passed for yards but had a net minus-58 yards rushing -- on two botched punts. Minus the punts, the Golden Bears gained a net zero yards on the ground.

Morehead threw three interceptions, lost a fumble and misfired on three field-goal attempts.

Morehead raced to a 26-0 lead the half.

Morgan State was unable to cross midfield in the first two quarters, getting as close as its 48-yard line twice.

The Morehead defense scored the game's first nine points.

On Morgan's third possession, Morehead's Roger Stark blew through the Morgan defense and blocked Michael Andrew's punt.

Stark pounced on the ball in the end zone for a 6-0 Eagles lead. Craig Bere's point after made it 7-0 with 7 minutes, 19 seconds left in the first quarter.

After a allowing a Morehead safety, the Morgan defense held the Eagles on a fourth-and-two.

But on the next play from scrimmage, Morgan quarterback Chris Wilder was intercepted by Morehead's Tom Cohan, who returned the ball to the Eagles' 22.

Two plays later, Swartz threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Anthony White in the corner of the end zone. Bere's kick made it 16-0 with 4:11 left in the first period.

Morehead went up 23-0 with 10:02 left in the second quarter, when Swartz scored from 3 yards out, his first rushing touchdown as a collegian. Morehead added a 29-yard field goal by Bere with no time remaining in the first half.

An offensive pass interference call on the Bears gave Bere his field-goal opportunity.

Morgan was held to 29 total yards in the first half. The Bears, who entered the game with minus-1 yards rushing, were held to minus-15 in the first half.

Morehead had 154 yards of total offense, 125 on Swartz's 14-of-21 passing with two interceptions.

The Eagles added three scores in the second half, including two runs by backup quarterback Jeremy Holbrook.

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