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Silence is Morgan State football's approach to MEAC title possibility

Morgan State football coach Lee Hull, left, talks with quarterback Moses Skillon during the Bears' game-winning drive in the fourth quarter Saturday.
Morgan State football coach Lee Hull, left, talks with quarterback Moses Skillon during the Bears' game-winning drive in the fourth quarter Saturday. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun)

As one of four teams trailing Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference leader North Carolina A&T by one game for the league championship, Morgan State knows it has a chance to gain a share of the title.

That opportunity depends on a few scenarios, two of which include the Bears (6-5 overall and 5-2 in the conference) defeating Delaware State (2-9, 2-5) on Saturday and the No. 24 Aggies (9-2, 6-1) losing to North Carolina Central (6-5, 5-2). But those possibilities are not part of the conversation in the Morgan State locker room, according to coach Lee Hull.

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"We're not discussing that," he said Tuesday morning during his weekly conference call organized by the MEAC. "All we're worried about is winning the game and playing Delaware State. There has to be some other things to happen for us to share the title. So we're just really concerned about our gamen and then we'll see what happens."

Hull's sentiment was echoed by redshirt senior outside linebacker Christopher Robinson. Despite shouts of excitement emanating from the locker room after Saturday's 27-24 comeback win against South Carolina State (7-4, 5-2), the Baltimore resident and Dunbar graduate said the Bears can't afford to dwell on the race for the championship.

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"Let the chips fall where they may, but we know that we just worry about what we can control," said Robinson, who became the program's all-time leader in career sacks Saturday. "What we can control is beating Delaware State, and we've got to go out there and put our best stuff out there. We can't control what happens in the conference. I'm just thankful that we're in the hunt."

What is driving Morgan State is a chance for the program's first winning season since 2009.

"What we've been talking about all year is finishing and finishing games," Hull said. "So now we're just talking about finishing the season. We have a great opportunity to have a winning season, which hasn't been done here in a long time. So it's very important for a lot of reasons to have a winning season, but also to send our seniors out on a winning note."

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