Morgan State University won its second straight game and advanced to a 3-2 overall record and 2-0 against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents after demolishing the Savannah State Tigers, 45-6 on Oct. 6 in Savannah, Ga.
The Bears have now beaten Savannah State seven straight times, and scored at least 40 points against the Tigers for the fifth consecutive time.
Morgan State started out slow and led Savannah State by only 14-6 at halftime. But the Bears turned up the intensity in the third quarter and outscored the Tigers 21-0 in the second half.
MSU was led on offense by senior running back Travis Davidson, who ran for 125 yards and three touchdowns. Davidson would have been even more productive had he not been sidelined late in the game due to a hip injury he suffered early in the contest. Backup running back Tracy Martin came in for Davidson and rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Robert Council made his first start of the season, completing six of 10 passes for 71 yards; he also rushed for 23 yards.
Other impact players for Morgan included junior receiver Chris Flowers, who broke an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that set the early lead and tone for the Bears, Junior defensive back Joe Rankin made his fourth interception of the year during Savannah State’s first offensive possession.
Next-up: Morgan State will face North Carolina Central during homecoming on Oct. 13 at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore, Md.