Scores

Final

Hampton 17

(6-5, 5-3 MEAC)

Morgan State 13

(6-6, 4-4 MEAC)

1:00 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Hughes Stadium (MD), Baltimore, MD

1 2 3 4 T
HAMP 0 10 0 717
MORG 3 7 0 313

Top Performers

Passing: H. Bynes (HAMP) - 43 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Mathis (HAMP) - 34 CAR, 137 YDS

Receiving: D. McCain (HAMP) - 1 REC, 38 YDS, 1 TD

Hampton 17, Morgan St. 13

Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Dennis Mathis rushed for 137 yards and Hampton forced two turnovers, returning one for a touchdown, in a 17-13 victory over Morgan State in the season final for both teams Saturday.

The Pirates (6-5, 5-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak, despite 167 in total yards. Devan James, who leads the MEAC with 111.4 yards per game, finished with 112 yards on 25 carries for Morgan State (6-6, 4-4).

The Pirates? Herbert Bynes entered the game as the conference's leading passer with 268 yards per game, and he completed only two of seven passes for 43 yards. Bynes did not complete a pass until 12:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, but it was the biggest of the game when found Dyrri McCain for a 38-yard touchdown that was the winning score.

Morgan State drove to the Hampton 10-yard line with 45 seconds left, but a pass by Mario Melton on fourth down was broken up by Ricardo Kemp.

Darren McKhan?s fumble recovery and run from Hampton?s 34-yard line gave Morgan State a 10-3 lead midway through the second quarter.

Hampton tied the game when Kemp intercepted Melton and ran 76 yards in the final play of the first half. Mathis had 93 of Hampton?s 94 yards of total offense in the first half. Morgan State had just 90 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HAMP
MORG
1st Downs616
Total Yards167279
Passing4387
Rushing124192
Penalties3-575-75
3rd Down Conversions1-126-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers22
Possession24:4935:11

Passing Leaders

HamptonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bynes2/7436.110
Morgan StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Melton6/16875.401

Rushing Leaders

HamptonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mathis341374.0026
Team2-4-2.000
Morgan StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
James251124.5012
Melton16553.4027

Receiving Leaders

HamptonRECYDSAVGTDLG
McCain13838.0138
Brown155.005
Morgan StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cherenfant22613.0018
White12222.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHAMPMORG
FG03:17James Meade 29 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERHAMPMORG
TD07:58Darren McKhan 34 Yd Fumble Return (James Meade Kick) 010
FG00:23Carlo Turavani 20 Yd 310
TD00:00Ricardo Kemp 76 Yd Interception Return (Carlo Turavani Kick) 1010
FOURTH QUARTERHAMPMORG
TD12:54Dyrri McCain 38 Yd Pass From Herbert Bynes (Carlo Turavani Kick) 1710
FG05:06James Meade 38 Yd 1713