Scores

Final

Howard 30

(1-0)

3:30 PM ET, September 1, 2012

1 2 3 4 T
MOR 0 10 13 629
HOW 0 14 3 1330

Top Performers

Passing: R. Liggins (HOW) - 132 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Freeman (HOW) - 14 CAR, 63 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Flanagan (HOW) - 3 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Howard 30, Morehouse 29

Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Randy Liggins and backup Jamie Cunningham combined for 211 yards and three touchdowns in Howard's 30-29 win over Morehouse on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

Liggins, who was 6-of-10 passing, threw a 50-yard touchdown to Jonathan Booker and a 32-yarder to Brandon Flanagan in the second quarter.

Cunningham entered after Liggins was benched after losing his composure, according to Howard spokesman Edward Hill. The freshman completed 10-of-11 passes for 132 yards and his 13-yard strike to David Wilson gave Howard the lead, 30-29, with 22 seconds remaining.

William Parker and Aquanius Freeman paced the Howard ground game with 64 yards apiece. Freeman's 2-yard touchdown run gave the Bison a 24-23 advantage late in the fourth quarter.

Donnay Ragland led Morehouse with 238 yards through the air but was sacked four times.

Morehouse and Howard faced off for just the second time since 1923.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOR
HOW
1st Downs2618
Total Yards472317
Passing254211
Rushing218106
Penalties6-697-42
3rd Down Conversions11-195-14
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers22
Possession32:4327:17

Passing Leaders

MorehouseC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ragland14/252389.510
HowardC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Liggins6/1013213.220

Rushing Leaders

MorehouseCARYDSAVGTDLG
Carter341213.6210
Hamilton9525.8116
HowardCARYDSAVGTDLG
Freeman14634.5119
Parker12544.5013

Receiving Leaders

MorehouseRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mann27738.5172
Moore25929.5032
HowardRECYDSAVGTDLG
Flanagan35618.7132
Booker25125.5150

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERMORHOW
MORFG11:25Dorian Greene 22 Yd 30
TD09:14Jonathan Booker 50 Yd Pass From Randy Liggins (John Fleck Kick) 37
MORTD05:25Shelton Hamilton 2 Yd Run (Dorian Greene Kick) 107
TD01:47Brandon Flanagan 32 Yd Pass From Randy Liggins (Parker Munoz Kick) 1014
THIRD QUARTERMORHOW
FG08:49Parker Munoz 22 Yd 1017
MORTD06:03David Carter 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1617
MORTD04:18David Carter 2 Yd Run (Dorian Greene Kick) 2317
FOURTH QUARTERMORHOW
TD02:17Aquanius Freeman 2 Yd Run (Parker Munoz Kick) 2324
MORTD01:54Devon Mann 72 Yd Pass From Donnay Ragland (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2924
TD00:22David Wilson 13 Yd Pass From Jamie Cunningham (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2930