HU's 484 yards of offense were the most the Pirates managed this season, and the first time they lost this season when they put up more than 400 yards.
The Pirates rolled up 461 yards in a 37-0 win over Howard on Oct. 10, and 464 in a 25-0 win over Florida A&M on Nov. 14.
Saturday's game also marked the first time HU threw for more than 300 yards this season. Herbert Bynes went 13-for-20 for 233 yards, and David Legree went 5-for-10 for 130 yards and both Hampton TDs.
It's been a whileThe Pirates' final record is 5-6, the first time an HU coach finished with a losing record in his first year since 1974, when Walter Lovett went 3-7. Current coach Donovan Rose came to play for Lovett a year later as a defensive back and kicker. The Pirates went 5-5 in his first year as a player before back-to-back 7-4 seasons.
Why not Bynes?As a sophomore in 2008, Bynes set a school record by throwing for 2,713 yards. He also became the only Pirate to throw for more than 400 yards in a game, doing so twice (403 against Southern Illinois and 401 against Florida A&M).
After one season placed him seventh on Hampton's career passing list, he finished his junior campaign just shy of 1,000 passing yards. After throwing for 233 yards on Saturday, Bynes was 59-for-115 for 987 yards with eight TDs and five interceptions. He also carried the ball 35 times for 71 yards.
With one year of eligibility remaining, Bynes is now sixth on the Pirates' career passing list with 3,814 yards. He's also sixth on the career passing TDs list with 27.
Sanchez just shy of 100Junior LB Julio Sanchez finished the year with 98 combined tackles, including eight tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He also recovered two fumbles and forced one. He helped HU hold Morgan State to 281 yards, just 135 of that on the ground as they held an opponent below 150 rushing yards for the ninth time this season.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun