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Morgan State Crushed by a Strong University of Akron

College Football—Morgan State University

by AFRO Staff

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    MSU quarterback Robert Council (15) on the run from a University of Akron defender, Nico Caponi (58) on Sept. 15, 2012. (Courtesy Photo/MSU Sports Information)

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Morgan State lost its second straight game after facing a much higher-ranked opponent for the second consecutive weekend. Last week, MSU lost 56-34 to University of Buffalo. This week, they got crushed by the University of Akron, 66-6, on Sept. 15 in Akron, Ohio.

Akron of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) wasted no time putting up points against Morgan State. Akron scored touchdowns on its first two offensive possessions of the game and took a 21-6 lead into halftime. UA then went on to score 45 unanswered points in the second half, while recording a new school record of 753 total offensive yards.

This marked the first time Akron was this successful on offense since posting 65 points and 692 yards against Howard University back in 2003.

Akron quarterback Dalton Williams, a senior, outshined everyone on the field, completing 37-of-48 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns. Akron played so well that it eventually put in its backup quarterback, redshirt freshman Kyle Pohl, who went on to finish completing 7-of-10 passes for 119 yards and three touchdowns, too.

Unlike Akron, Morgan State was completely flat on both offense and defense. MSU recorded only 200 yards on offense, and scored only two field goals through the entire game.

MSU senior running back Travis Davidson ran for just 77 yards on 19 carries, while sophomore quarterbacks Seth Higgins and Robert Council combined to complete just 9-of-27 passes for 93 yards.

Morgan State (1-2 overall) will take on Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) competition in its next game against North Carolina A&T University on Sept. 27 at Greensboro, N.C. 

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