WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nathan Keever kicked a field goal for Morgan
State with five seconds remaining in the game to force extra time,
but Howard University quarterback Marcos Moreno ran six yards for a
touchdown to secure a win for the Bison Saturday.
Although Morgan State (2-4, 1-2 MEAC) controlled the ball for
almost twice as much time as Howard (3-2, 0-1), running backs like
Roland Colbert who rushed five times for 40 yards in the first
quarter gave the Bison an early lead.
Jason Jackson rushed 33 times for 168 yards for Morgan State and
broke the season-high individual record for rushes in a game and
tied quarterback Bradshaw Littlejohn and running back Craig Nelson
for the record for most touchdown rushes with three.
The crucial play of the game came at the end of the fourth
quarter when an illegal substitution by the Bears gave Howard and
automatic first down on the nine yard-line. Fullback Kevin Tyson
capitalized on this situation and scored his first touchdown on a
pass from Moreno with 1:46 left in the game to put the Bison ahead
35-32 for the first time since the middle of the second quarter.
Howard's win in the 68th meeting with Morgan State marks the
first conference win of the season for the Bison.