WASHINGTON -- Terrence Leffall ran for 134 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries and Howard held off a late push by Morgan State to escape with a 21-20 victory Saturday in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action.
The Bison (5-2, 4-1) fell into an early 7-0 deficit on Travis Davidson's 6-yard touchdown run for the Bears (3-4, 2-2), but scored three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 lead into the fourth quarter -- Howard's last score was a 4-yard rushing TD by Leffall.
Morgan State cut the lead to a point on a 5-yard touchdown run by Davidson and then a 35-yard run by Robert Council with 2:29 to play. The Bears went for a 2-point conversion after Council's score, but Ervin Gonzalez's pass was intercepted by Tabrian Resby.
Howard recovered the ensuing on-side kick and ran out the clock for the victory.
Davidson finished with 104 yards on 27 carries.
Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh's Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night.
ESPN 300 running back Elijah Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, has decided to stay home and attend Georgia, he announced Friday.
Arizona star linebacker Scooby Wright will have an MRI after injuring his left knee in the first quarter of the Wildcats' season-opening 42-32 win over UTSA on Thursday night.
Miami reserve linebacker Al-Quadin Muhammad has been suspended for the season opener against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday for a violation of team rules, a source confirmed to ESPN.com
All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart have been suspended for Baylor's season opener Friday against SMU for a violation of team rules, a school spokesman told ESPN.com.
Trevone Boykin threw for 246 yards and a touchdown and ran for 92 yards and another score to help No. 2 TCU outlast Minnesota 23-17 on Thursday night.