Five takeaways from Morgan’s 41-14 victory against South Carolina State 

The Bear’s rushing game, defense and passing game led them to their first conference victory.


Jordan D. Brown

The Morgan State  Bears’ rushing game, defense, and passing game led them to their first conference win of the season.

Michael Pope, Contributing Writer 

The Morgan State Bears (3-5) dominated the South Carolina State Bulldogs (3-5) with a 41-14 win on Saturday at Hughes Memorial Stadium. The victory broke Morgan’s three game losing streak.

Morgan’s victory over the Bulldogs also marked the first conference win for Damon Wilson as the head coach of the Bears.

The Morgan State  Bears’ rushing game, defense, and passing game led them to their third win of the season

Review the top five takeaways from Morgan’s second win of the season


The Bears defense

Morgan State shut down the Bulldogs defensively, especially in the second half. The Bulldogs did not score in the second half. 

The Bears caused six turnovers with three interceptions and three fumbles. 

Sophomore Safety Kaleb Coleman returned a fumble for 36 yards at 10:00 seconds in the fourth quarter. Senior defensive back Jae’Veyon Morton  got an interception and returned it for 41-yards at 12:37 seconds in the fourth quarter.


The Rushing Game

The Bears ground game could not be stopped. 

Running backs Senior Alfonzo Graham and Junior Jabriel Johnson led the way. 

Graham had 18 carries for 123 yards and averaged 6.8-yards per carry. He got a two-yard touchdown and a 35-yard touchdown that put the Bears up 34-14. 

Johnson also contributed on the ground game. He had 14 carries for 37-yards. The Bears had a total of 190 rushing yards and the Bulldogs had 95 rushing yards.


The Passing Game

The Bears produced good yards in the air.

Sophomore Quarterback Deuce Talyor threw for 138 passing-yards but threw two interceptions. The offense kept going and did not allow those interceptions to get into their heads.


The discipline

The Bears had five penalties that cost them 53-yards, a main struggling point for the Bears in previous games 

When Morgan played Virginia Lynchburg, they got 17 penalties for 224 yards. Though the Bears won, the penalties caused them to leave points on the table. 

However, the defense and offense had discipline and did not cause a lot of penalties, during Saturday’s game. 



The Bears had two turnovers in the game. Taylor’s pass was intercepted by the Bulldogs defensive back, Senior, Demarkis Doe at 0:05 seconds in the second quarter. 

Taylor also threw another interception to the Bulldogs defensive back Duane Nichols at 6:49 seconds in the second quarter for a 57-yard return for a touchdown [when?]. 

The two picks gave the Bulldogs some confidence heading into the third quarter. [heading into which quarter].


Next: Morgan State vs. Stony Brook University

The Morgan State Bears will be playing the Stony Brook Seawolves next Saturday at 1:00p.m. The Seawolves are (1-7) and will try to get their second victory against the Bears(3-5). The Seawolves are 13th in the CAA and desperately need a win. This will be an exciting matchup at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.