Winless Bears set to face Saint Francis Red Flash

Morgan (0-3) faces Saint Francis (1-3) this Saturday at 12 p.m. in Hughes Stadium.


Kristian Reynolds

The Morgan State Bears have a chance to earn their first win of the season this Saturday when they face the Saint Francis Red Flash in Hughes Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.

Tariq Turner, Sports Editor

The Morgan State Bears (0-3) are still in search of their first win of the season as they take on the Saint Francis Red Flash (1-3) this Saturday at 12 p.m. in Hughes Stadium.

The game is being streamed on,, and ESPN+. A live broadcast can be listened to on 88.9 FM.

Morgan is coming off their bye week.

In the Bears’ last game, a 21-7 loss to Sacred Heart on Sept. 18, the team took an early 7-0 lead but were held scoreless the rest of the game.

Unlike the Bears, Saint Francis did not have a bye last week. On Sept. 25, the Red Flash suffered a 28-16 loss to the Norfolk State Spartans.

Junior quarterback Jyron Russell (11-for-19 for 154 yards) threw one touchdown pass and one interception against the Spartans.

Senior wide receiver Marques DeShields had five receptions for 102 yards.

Here are five things to look forward to ahead of Saturday’s game:

Quarterback Neil Boudreau still in search of first college win as quarterback

Bears’ quarterback Neil Boudreau has played in all three games this season and started in two. He is averaging 99 passing yards, one touchdown pass, and one interception per game. A win on Saturday would be the first of his collegiate career as quarterback.

Defense seeks to follow up their improved performance

Morgan’s defense has allowed 40.3 points per game but only allowed 21 in their 21-7 loss against Sacred Heart on Sept. 18. If they can have an equivalent or better performance on Saturday, they will give themselves a chance to win.

One player the team will depend on is linebacker Kalen Jennings who is tied for the second most sacks per game in the MEAC with 7.7.

Morgan looking for first home points of the season

The Bears are scoreless at home this season. In their one home game against Towson on Sept. 4, they were defeated 31-0.

Bears’ running backs will need to perform well

In the team’s first two games of the season, they were only averaging 53.5 rushing yards. Against Sacred Heart, running back Jabriel Johnson had 76 rushing yards by himself. A good performance by Johnson and the rest of the team’s running backs will be crucial for their chances to win Saturday.

Tyrone Wheatley has the opportunity to have the best start of his Morgan career

In 2019, Tyrone Wheatley’s first year as Morgan head coach, the team did not earn their first win until their sixth game of the season. A win on Saturday would give Wheatley his earliest win of a season.