State roundup: Morgan State gets edged late by Norfolk State, 15-14

Hopkins, Stevenson win; Bowie St., Salisbury fall

September 28, 2014|SportsDirect

Tyler Clark scored from a yard out with 29 seconds remaining as host Norfolk State beat Morgan State, 15-14, on Saturday for the Bears' eighth straight loss in the series.

Eric Pittman finished with 81 yards rushing on 16 attempts to pace Norfolk State (1-4, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference), which stopped a six-game losing streak dating to last season. Brendon Riddick ran for 64 yards and Clark added 28 as the Spartans amassed 240 of their 303 total yards on the ground.

Herb Walker Jr. rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown while freshman wide receiver Orlando Johnson added a fourth-quarter touchdown run for Morgan State (2-3, 0-1), which fell short of winning three straight for the first time since October 2011. Robert Council went 4-for-15 for 38 yards and carried the ball 14 times for 62 yards as the Bears fell to 11-18 all-time in the series.

Morgan State used eight plays to go 79 yards on the opening possession, but Council fumbled at the Norfolk State 1 to spoil the Bears' best scoring opportunity through three quarters. Cameron Marouf converted field goals of 43 and 26 yards to stake the Spartans to a six-point lead at the break and added a 44-yarder to cap the first drive of the second half.

Johnson ended Morgan State's scoring drought with a 23-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter. Council and Walker handled every carry on the Bears' nine-play, 65-yard drive on their next possession to make it 14-9. After an exchange of punts, Norfolk State converted three times on third or fourth down before completing a 14-play, 49-yard march with Clark's score.

Livingstone 36, Bowie State 33: Leonardo Manzo kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired to lift the host Blue Bears (4-0) over the Bulldogs (0-4).

Bowie State took a 33-26 lead with 12:16 left in the game when Kendall Jefferson ran in from 8 yards out. The game marks the third loss by three or fewer points for Bowie State.

Johns Hopkins 42, Muhlenberg 26: Braden Anderson threw for 359 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Blue Jays (4-0, 3-0 Centennial Conference) past the Mules (3-1, 2-1).

Johns Hopkins has won 18 consecutive September games and 15 consecutive regular-season games. Blue Jays seniors are 34-4 in their careers.

The seniors for Muhlenberg will finish their careers having not beaten Johns Hopkins.

"That tells how good Johns Hopkins is," Mules coach Mike Donnelly said. "We tried everything and they still beat us by a hefty margin."

—Tom Housenick, Tribune Newspapers

Stevenson 13, Albright 6: The Mustangs (4-0) forced a fumble and scored on the next play in the third quarter to pull away from the Lions (1-3).

With the game tied at 3, Danny Tighe fumbled the ball when hit by Stevenson's Chris Coffie. Charles Brown recovered on the Albright 4-yard line. Trey Lee rushed into the end zone on the next play and the Mustangs took a 10-3 lead.

The teams traded field goals as Albright's Daniel Sobolewski hit a 28-yarder with 3:23 left in the third and Stevenson's Tim Sternfeld made one from 24 yards with 13:25 left in the game.

Buffalo State 32, Salisbury 28: The Sea Gulls (1-2) failed to protect the 11-point lead they had going into the fourth quarter as they lost their second straight.

Aaron Moore completed his second rushing touchdown, an 8-yarder, with 1:44 left in the third quarter for a 28-17 lead. In the fourth quarter, the Bengals (3-1) put together two drives, capped with touchdown runs of 20 and 2 yards by Rich Pete to win.

St. John Fisher 48, Frostburg State 7: The visiting Cardinals jumped out to a 28-0 lead early in the second quarter and improved to 3-0 (2-0 Empire 8).

The Cardinals scored on their first three possessions and added their fourth touchdown on their first drive of the second quarter.

Ursinus 42, McDaniel 13: The visiting Bears (4-0, 3-0 Centennial Conference) opened a 35-0 lead through three quarters over the Green Terror (1-3, 0-3).

Matty Callahan threw for 239 yards to lead the Green Terror on offense, going 19-for-37.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this article

NORFOLK ST. 15 MORGAN ST. 14

Morgan State00014—14 Norfolk State0636—15

Second quarter

Norf—FG Marouf 43, 8:10.

Norf—FG Marouf 26, 0:04.

Third quarter

Norf—FG Marouf 44, 10:55.

Fourth quarter

Morg—O.Johnson 23 run (Moller kick), 14:52.

Morg—Walker Jr. 5 run (Moller kick), 8:28.

Norf—Ty.Clark 1 run (Marouf rush - failed), 0:29.

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