When: Saturday, 1 p.m.
Site: Hughes Stadium
Video: Ch. 54, ESPN3
Radio: 88.9 FM
Series: Morgan State leads 9-0
What’s at stake: It’s homecoming at Morgan State, and what better time for the Bears to win their first game? They’ve never lost to Savannah State and the Tigers, riding an eight-game losing streak, have surrendered an average of 444 yards per game. On paper, it appears the type of contest to jump-start the Morgan State offense.
Key matchup: The Bears’ moribund ground game could perk up against a defense that’s allowing 5.4 yards per rush. Morgan State, led by veteran running backs Herb Walker Jr. and Eric Harrell, is averaging a paltry 2.1 yards per carry.
Player to watch: Malachi Washington, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior defensive end from Waldorf, has 16 tackles (7 for loss) and 3½ sacks for the Bears.