State football: Moller's last-minute field goal lifts Morgan State over Howard

Moller's late field goal lifts Morgan State; Hopkins rolls; Bowie State rally falls short

September 21, 2014|From Sun staff reports and news services

Chris Moller made a 38-yard field goal with 28 seconds left in the game to lift Morgan State (2-2, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 38-35 victory over Howard (1-3, 0-1) in the New York Urban League Football Classic on Saturday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Morgan State opened a 14-0 lead, but Howard rallied with two scoring drives, including a 1-yard run by quarterback Greg McGhee with 5:04 left in the first half.

The Bears broke the 14-all halftime tie by adding three touchdowns in the third quarter, two by Herb Walker Jr. But the Bison had one scoring drive in the third and two touchdowns in the fourth to tie the game at 35 with 2:27 left.

Walker had 32 carries for 142 yards and two touchdowns and a 17-yard touchdown reception.

Bears quarterback Robert Council completed 13 of 22 passes for 168 yards and added 90 yards and a score rushing for the Bears, who beat the Bison for the 10th time in the past 13 meetings.

McGhee rushed for 74 yards and three touchdowns and completed 16 of 35 passes for 229 yards for Howard. William Parker added two rushing touchdowns.

Johns Hopkins 33, Moravian 14: The host Blue Jays (3-0, 2-0 Centennial Conference) gained more than 400 yards of total offense for the 21st consecutive time in a regular-season game and controlled the ball for more than 34 minutes.

The win is the 14th straight in the regular season for Johns Hopkins, which also ran its September winning streak to 18 games, dating to 2010.

The Greyhounds (2-1, 1-1) led 7-3 after a 6-yard touchdown reception by Jalen Snyder-Scipio capped a six-play, 50-yard drive with 6:53 remaining in the first quarter. By the time Moravian scored again with 15 seconds remaining in the game, the Blue Jays had scored 30 consecutive points to secure their sixth straight win in the series.

Concord 37, Bowie State 34: Trevon Bennett came off the bench to throw for a career-best 349 yards, but the second-half rally by the visiting Bulldogs (0-3) fell short.

The Mountain Lions (3-0) led 24-0 at halftime before Bowie State responded with five scoring drives in the second half.

Bennett's 1-yard touchdown run with 4:43 left in the game concluded the scoring. He went 24-for-50 passing and rushed for 55 yards on 13 carries.

Utica 20, Frostburg State 12: J'Von Evans rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter to lead the host Pioneers (3-0, 1-0 Empire 8) past the Bobcats (2-1, 0-1)

Stevenson 20, Lebanon Valley 14: The host Mustangs improved to 3-0 and dropped the Flying Dutchmen to 0-3 as Daniel Williams threw three touchdown passes and Cortez Taylor made two 9-yard touchdown receptions for a 20-0 lead at halftime.

Muhlenberg 59, McDaniel 10: The host Green Terror (1-2) lost its second straight, falling behind 14-0 and never recovering.

After McDaniel's Spencer Wiersbueg kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:19 left in the first quarter, the Green Terror didn't score again until the final 16 seconds of the game.

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