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Undone by poor start, Morgan State loses to Hampton, 20-10, in homecoming game

Undone by poor start, Morgan State loses to Hampton, 20-10, in homecoming game

Morgan State football coach Lee Hull had to deliver a familiar halftime speech Saturday against Hampton.

For the third straight week, he admonished his players for an ineffective first half. "Start off strong and finish strong" had been the team's mantra against the Pirates, but the Bears did not heed the advice.

Morgan State could not overcome the early struggles, losing its homecoming game, 20-10, before an announced 7,724 at Hughes Stadium. The defeat ended the Bears' seven-game conference winning streak.

"I told them this day was going to come if we started off slow," Hull said. "That's what happened today. We started off slow. The last two...

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