Morgan State (2-2, 1-0 MEAC) at Savannah State (0-4, 0-2 MEAC)
Time: 7 p.m.
Site: Theodore Wright Stadium, Savannah, Ga.
Radio: 88.9 FM
Series: Morgan State leads 6-0
What's at stake: After their 21-18 upset win over North Carolina A&T got the Bears back to .500 and undefeated in conference play, their confidence is high. Saturday's game presents a golden opportunity to push Morgan up the standings with a win. But the Bears can't overlook the Tigers because they are in the cellar of the conference. Morgan State could also be caught looking ahead to next weekend's homecoming game against North Carolina Central. If the Bears take care of business in Georgia, it sets up a crucial test next Saturday.
Key Matchup: The one thing the Tigers have been able to do well? Limit sacks. They rank third in the conference with seven allowed. While that might seem like a lot, consider this: they only gave up one to Florida State and one to Oklahoma State. Morgan State has only racked up four sacks on the year, ninth in the MEAC. If they want to completely shut out the chances of an upset, the defensive front needs to turn up the pressure to crack the Tigers' offensive line.
Player to Watch: Senior Travis Davidson has been a consistent weapon for the Bears all season. He currently leads the MEAC in rushing with 389 yards and 97.2 per game. He also has four touchdowns. Saturday's game against Savannah State is a prime opportunity for him to extend his lead in the conference standings. The Tigers are giving up 8 yards per carry and have allowed 22 rushing touchdowns in four games. Opponents are gaining an average of 326 yards on the ground against them. The staff will look to get Davidson plenty of touches against this weak defense, meaning a lot of big-play opportunities.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun