Baltimore, Md. (Nov. 10, 2018) --- The Delaware State football team was seeking a three-game win streak for the first time in six years, but instead was shutout by a MEAC opponent for the first time since 2011, falling to Morgan State 9-0 at Hughes Stadium this afternoon.
The Hornets lost to the Bears for the fourth time in five years to fall to 2-8 overall and 2-5 in the MEAC. MSU improved to 3-7 and 2-4.
Morgan State scored the game’s only touchdown on a 75-yard run by Joshua Chase with 8:30 left in the second quarter. The Bears failed on an attempted two-point run after the score.
Delaware State fell behind 9-0 when MSU’s Alex Raya nailed a 36-yard field goal with 1:24 left in the third quarter.
The Hornets were held to just 182 total yards, 117 passing and just 65 on 37 rushing attempts.
The Bears tallied 366 yards of total offense.
Delaware State was plagued by two lost fumbles, each in Morgan State territory, and six penalties for 80 yards, including one which wiped out an apparent Hornet touchdown.
The Hornets’ first turnover led to MSU’s touchdown. One play after Brian Cavicante reached the Bears’ 22-yard line on a 30-yard run out of punt formation on fourth down, Morgan State recovered a fumble by DSU’s Michael Chris-Ike at the 25-yard line.
Chase scored on the 75-yard touchdown run for the Bears on the first play after the recovery.
The Hornets trailed 9-0 when they received the ball for the final time at the Morgan State 30-yard line. On the sixth play of the possession, DSU committed its second turnover on a fumble that was recovered by the Bears to seal the win.
McDaniels started his fifth straight game at quarterback for DSU. He was 5-for-13 passing for 56 yards. Keenan Black played the second half for the Hornets, completing 6-of-15 throws for 61 yards.
Defensively, Jahad Niebauer led the Hornets with a game-high eight tackles, each unassisted.
Hornet defensive back Issiah recorded his second career interception in the third quarter … Delaware State’s defense has allowed a total of nine points in the last two games … The shutout was Delaware State’s first by a MEAC opponent since a 12-0 loss to Morgan State in 2001 … The Hornets have dropped 28 straight road games dating back to the 2014 season …
DSU will close out its 2018 season at home against Virginia University of Lynchburg next Sat. (Nov. 17). The Hall-of-Fame Day contest is set for 2:05 p.m. at Alumni Stadium