Scores

Final

Savannah State 17

(1-5, 1-2 MEAC)

Morgan State 44

(3-3, 2-1 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Hughes Stadium (MD), Baltimore, MD

1 2 3 4 T
SAV 7 3 7 017
MORG 7 10 14 1344

Top Performers

Passing: S. Higgins (MORG) - 239 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: T. Davidson (MORG) - 12 CAR, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Nelson (MORG) - 3 REC, 116 YDS, 2 TD

Morgan St. 44, Savannah St. 17

Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Sean Higgins passed for four touchdowns to lead Morgan State to a 44-17 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory over Savannah State on Saturday.

Higgins, a freshman making his second start, completed 14 of 24 for 239 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown to Andre Nelson on the opening possession of the second half that put the Bears (3-3, 2-1) ahead 24-10.

After Morgan State forced a punt by the Tigers (1-5, 1-2), former starter Robert Council came in at quarterback for the Bears on the next series and found Lamont Bryant for a 52-yard score on a third-and-18 play that made it 31-10.

Higgins also threw a 59-yard scoring pass to Nelson in the first quarter and hit Chuka Okakpu for scores of 4 yards in the second quarter and 12 yards in the fourth.

The Bears sacked two Savannah State quarterbacks a total of four times and picked off three passes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAV
MORG
1st Downs1118
Total Yards188430
Passing141318
Rushing47112
Penalties10-1049-108
3rd Down Conversions6-194-12
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers30
Possession30:5829:02

Passing Leaders

Savannah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Defilippis13/331414.313
Morgan StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins14/2423910.040

Rushing Leaders

Savannah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Babb13161.209
Strong294.5011
Morgan StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davidson12584.8122
Mann7456.4015

Receiving Leaders

Savannah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas55711.4024
Heyward35518.3130
Morgan StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson311638.7259
Bryant27939.5152

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAVMORG
TD06:00Andre Nelson 59 Yd Pass From Seth Higgins (Ervin Gonzalez Kick) 07
TD01:48Simon Heyward 30 Yd Pass From Alfred Defilippis (Derek Williams Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERSAVMORG
TD10:13Chuka Okakpu 4 Yd Pass From Seth Higgins (Ervin Gonzalez Kick) 714
FG03:30Derek Williams 47 Yd 1014
FG00:05Ervin Gonzalez 36 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERSAVMORG
TD13:04Andre Nelson 34 Yd Pass From Seth Higgins (Ervin Gonzalez Kick) 1024
TD09:12Lamont Bryant 52 Yd Pass From Robert Council (Ervin Gonzalez Kick) 1031
TD01:09Alfred Defilippis 1 Yd Run (Derek Williams Kick) 1731
FOURTH QUARTERSAVMORG
TD14:26Chuka Okakpu 12 Yd Pass From Seth Higgins (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1737
TD08:23Travis Davidson 19 Yd Run (Ervin Gonzalez Kick) 1744