HBCU Sports Menu

HBCU Sports
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Will Moss Will Moss
Hampton University class of 1995
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Lizzie  Weakley Lizzie Weakley
class of
LaMarr Blackmon LaMarr Blackmon
Cal St Univ, Long Beach class of 1992
Lailah Berry Lailah Berry
Kent State University class of 2020
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
New York Inst of Tech class of 1997

Howard Downs Morehouse In The Inaugural Nations Football Classic

Howard Downs Morehouse In The Inaugural Nations Football Classic
Posted By: HBCU Connect Sports on September 30, 2011


Washington, DCSeptember 10Greg McGhee threw for three touchdowns and the defense came up with the big plays down the stretch to lead Howard University to a thrilling 30-27 win over Morehouse College in the First Annual Nations Football Classic at RFK Stadium before 18,049.


A 6-3, 200-pound freshman from Pittsburgh, PA, McGhee completed 22 of 29 for 248 yards while adding another 46 yards on the ground. All totals were career highs.


The Maroon Tigers (1-1) jumped on top early when sophomore quarterback Donnay Ragland connected with senior wide receiver Derrick Hector from 18 yards out at the 7:42 mark of the first quarter.


The Bison (1-1) answered three minutes later when McGhee engineered an 81-yard drive that took eight plays and used 3:14 off the clock. The drive was capped off with a 39-yard TD pass to senior wide receiver Willie Carter down the left sideline. It was McGhees first career TD pass.


Howard got an easy score two minutes later when the Morehouse center snapped the ball out of the end zone to make it 9-7 at the 2:23 mark.


But the Maroon Tigers responded less than a minute later when sophomore running back Winston Brodrick scored from a yard out following the first of four Bison turnovers.


Morehouse threatened to score on at least three occasions in the second quarter but each time, the Bison defense stiffened. The two teams played to a scoreless third quarter.


The Maroon Tigers opened the scoring in the third quarter when junior running back David Carter burst through the right side of the Howard defense and raced 81 yards to give his team a 20-9 lead 40 seconds into the third stanza.


That is when McGhee began to assert himself. Taking advantage of some good field position due to some Morehouse miscues, McGhee capped off a short drive by connecting with freshman wide receiver Brandon Flanagan for a 29-yard TD pass. A pass from McGhee to Carter narrowed the deficit to 20-17 with 4:13 remaining in the third quarter.


McGhee put together an 11-play, 85-yard drive that used up over four minutes off the clock. The freshman, who was named the game MVP, capped off the drive with a 23-yard pass over the middle to Carter, their second hookup of the day.




The Bison, buoyed by the return of their team leader, red-shirt junior linebacker Keith Pough, shut down the Maroon Tiger offense and got the ball back to McGhee who rewarded their efforts with a 62-yard, seven-play drive. Junior running back Charles Brice scored on a 17-yard burst off the left side to open up a 30-20 lead with 6:03 remaining. Pough missed the entire third quarter with leg cramps.


But Morehouse refused to fold. The Maroon Tigers came up with their third fumble recovery of the game. Latavius Watts rumbled 15 yards with a Brice fumble to close the deficit to 30-27 with 2:20 still left.


The Bison attempted to run out the clock on their next possession but the Maroon Tigers were able to get the ball back and made things interesting, quickly moving the ball down the field. But red-shirt senior defensive tackle Corey Berry came up with a big sack for a seven-yard loss and senior cornerback Lanny Kelly picked off his second interception of the game to seal the win for the Bison, who snapped a seven-game losing streak, dating back to last season.


Flanagan caught a career high six passes for 72 yards and his first TD. Brice led the rushing attack with 52 yards on 11 carries off the bench.


There were standouts on defense as well. Pough finished with 10 tackles, including two big stops on third and short in the fourth quarter. Kelly had two interceptions.


The Maroon Tigers were led by Carter, who rushed for a game-high 122 yards on 10 carries Hector, who led all receivers with six catches for 99 yards.

Email This Article[1]

References

  1. ^ Email This Article (hbcusportsonline.com)

For full article click here.



If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Dr. Cavils HBCU Major Football Poll 9/12/2011
Introducing Kendrick Marshalls HBCU/FCS Poll
HBCU Football Rewind: Week 2
Surprise! Bosse volleyball team remains unbeaten in SIAC
HBCU Third Down Thursday
Friday Forecast: SWAC Weekly Picks Week 3
Latest HBCU Sports
Norfolk State and North Carolina A&T Agree to Four-Year Football Series

Norfolk State and North Carolina A&T Agree to Four-Year Football Series

NORFOLK, Va. – Although Norfolk State and North Carolina A&T State will be members of different conferences beginning this fall, the two universities will keep their football rivalry alive thanks to a ...more
Kennedy Williams • 24 Views • May 12th, 2021
Alabama State Women Secure 11th Consecutive SWAC Outdoor Track and Field Title

Alabama State Women Secure 11th Consecutive SWAC Outdoor Track and Field Title

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas- Alabama State-edged Prairie View A&M on the final day of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships, winning the title in the last event of ...more
Kennedy Williams • 124 Views • May 12th, 2021
Talladega College is Looking Into Bringing Back Its Football Team... After 80 Years!

Talladega College is Looking Into Bringing Back Its Football Team... After 80 Years!

It's been 80 years since Talladega College canceled its football program, but the school announced Monday that it is considering bringing it back. Though most of us have never seen football at Tall ...more
Kennedy Williams • 149 Views • May 12th, 2021
Former Baltimore Ravens Star Jacoby Jones Hired As Morgan State's New Tight Ends Coach

Former Baltimore Ravens Star Jacoby Jones Hired As Morgan State's New Tight Ends Coach

The trend of former NFL superstars coaching at HBCUs lives on. This time, former Baltimore Ravens superstar Jacoby Jones is joining Morgan State as the newest tight ends coach. Jones will serve under ...more
Kennedy Williams • 2,004 Views • May 11th, 2021
Deion

Deion "Prime Time" Sanders Invites HBCU Coaches to Participate in His First-Ever Satellite Camp

After wrapping up his first season as the head coach for Jackson State, football legend Deion Sanders is looking for more ways to support the next generation of HBCU athletes. Sander took to social ...more
Kennedy Williams • 16,765 Views • May 10th, 2021
Popular HBCU Sports
Sources: Deion Sanders Finalizing Deal to Become Head Coach of HBCU - Jackson State University!

Sources: Deion Sanders Finalizing Deal to Become Head Coach of HBCU - Jackson State University!

Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders is finalizing a deal with Jackson State University to become the school's next head coach, according to Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger. ...more
Will Moss • 77,842 Views • September 18th, 2020
HBCU North Carolina Central Now The Favorite to Land Lebron James Jr. Son of Superstar Lebron James

HBCU North Carolina Central Now The Favorite to Land Lebron James Jr. Son of Superstar Lebron James

Duke has long been considered a favorite to land LeBron James Jr., son of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and living NBA legend. In the wake of today’s monumental Makur Maker news, oddsmakers think t ...more
Will Moss • 75,469 Views • July 20th, 2020
Coach Deion Sanders & Jackson State Make Offer to Top High School Football Prospect and LSU Commit, Khamauri Rogers!

Coach Deion Sanders & Jackson State Make Offer to Top High School Football Prospect and LSU Commit, Khamauri Rogers!

Holmes County football coach Marcus Rogers had one main statement to make when his son Khamauri Rogers, the top junior in Mississippi, received an offer from Jackson State on Sept. 23. "I don't kno ...more
Will Moss • 62,725 Views • October 5th, 2020
Deion Sanders Announces His Coaching Staff @ HBCU, Jackson State University!

Deion Sanders Announces His Coaching Staff @ HBCU, Jackson State University!

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State head football Deion Sanders is excited to announce his inaugural coaching staff. The staff includes a unique blend of coaches at the NFL, intercollegiate, and prep level ...more
Will Moss • 51,003 Views • December 7th, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!