Hornets Hold off Tigers for First Win in MEAC Opener

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Delaware State led by 15 points midway through the fourth quarter and held off a late Savannah State surge in a 24-22 victory in the MEAC opener for both teams at Ted Wright Stadium this evening.

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The Hornets (1-3; 1-0 MEAC) won for the first time this season and were victorious in a MEAC opener for the first time since 2008. Savannah State fell to 1-4 and 0-1.

DSU led 24-9 after a 31-yard touchdown pass from Cory Murphy to freshman Aris Scott with 8:11 left in the fourth quarter. The scoring pass was Murphy’s second of the game and first for Scott as a collegian.

Savannah State quarterback Antonio Bostick threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to pull the Tigers to within 24-22. The Tigers failed to tie the game after the second touchdown when Bostick’s two-point pass was deflected by the Hornet defense with 1:51 left in the game.

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Clark, Trail Key NSU to MEAC Win at Morgan State

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BALTIMORE, Md. — Tyler Clark tossed two touchdown passes and the Spartans got key contributions from a number of players to earn a 27-21 victory over Morgan State on Saturday afternoon at Hughes Stadium in the MEAC opener for both teams.

Linebacker Lynden Trail caught his first career TD pass and also intercepted a pair of passes for NSU (1-3, 1-0 MEAC), which won its seventh in a row over the Bears (0-5, 0-1) and fifth straight over MSU in Baltimore.

Morgan State used a methodical rushing attack to chew up clock and keep the Spartans off the field early in game. MSU finally broke through after getting a short field as quarterback Seth Higgins capped a six-play, 27-yard drive with a 1-yard keeper to give the Bears a 7-0 lead. MSU attempted just one pass in the opening quarter.

The Bears’ defense held NSU without a first down and to minus-1 yard of offense in the first quarter, but the Spartans picked up steam just before the half. After NSU got the ball at midfield, Clark engineered an eight-play, 50-yard drive. He capped it off with a 4-yard TD pass to the 6-7 Trail with 3:37 left before halftime.

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Other MEAC Scores:
South Carolina State 30
Hampton 6