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State college football roundup: Morgan falls to N.C. Central, 20-17

Morgan State

Nigel Macauley kicked a 30-yard field goal after a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter to give host North Carolina Central a 20-17 victory over Morgan State on Saturday.

Bears punter Chris Moller fumbled a low snap that Ramone Simpson recovered at the Morgan State 19 with 7:41 remaining.

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The Bears drove to the Eagles 16 on the next series but were stopped when Ryan Smith intercepted Seth Higgins' pass with 2:48 remaining.

Dorrel McClain, who finished with 113 rushing yards, scored two touchdowns to give North Carolina Central (4-3, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Higgins, who finished with 226 passing yards, ran for one score and passed to Willie Gillus III for another as Morgan State (3-4, 3-2) charged back to tie it at 14 with 10:17 left in the third.

Bowie State 22, Virginia Union 19: The visiting Bulldogs (6-1, 4-0 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) won their fourth in a row by beating the Trojans (4-3, 2-2).

Bowie State's Trevon Bennett threw for 274 yards, completing 26 of 41 passes with one interception and one touchdown. Kerrick Pollock led all receivers with 115 yards on six catches.

Redshirt seniors Marquise Anderson and Cavin Murray were the Bulldogs' leaders on defense with six tackles each.

"I have a special group of kids. … These guys persevered and were relentless this afternoon," Bowie State coach Damon Wilson said.

Johns Hopkins 36, Gettysburg 7: The visiting Blue Jays (7-0, 6-0 Centennial Conference) raced to a 22-0 halftime lead and earned their 28th straight regular-season victory.

The Bullets fell to 5-2, 4-2.

Johns Hopkins built its 22-0 lead on three short touchdown runs and a 25-yard field goal by sophomore Jamie Sullivan.

A 3-yard run by junior quarterback Jonathan Germano opened the scoring less than six minutes into the game, capping a seven-play, 70-yard drive. Germano began the game with a 46-yard completion to junior Quinn Donaldson that jump-started the scoring drive.

The Blue Jays led 7-0 until late in the first quarter, when they again used a seven-play drive to find the end zone. Senior Brandon Cherry scored on a 4-yard run to give the Blue Jays a 13-0 lead.

Stevenson 31, Widener 20: The host Mustangs (6-1, 5-1 Middle Atlantic Conference) took a 31-0 lead with six minutes left in the first half and rolled past the Pride (4-3, 4-2).

Stevenson was led by quarterback Brad Harmon, who went 25-for-36 for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Kiandre Burrell, who had 20 carries for 56 yards and two touchdowns.

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The Mustangs defense had five interceptions, three by Jimmy Lauer. Stevenson's offense went flat in the second half, but the defense held on after giving up 13 points in the third quarter.

Salisbury 45, Kean 33: The visiting Sea Gulls (5-1, 5-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference) opened with a 14-0 lead and held off the host Cougars (4-3, 3-3).

Salisbury led 38-13 going into the fourth quarter.

Jerome Johnson (10 carries for 118 yards) and Connor Canonico (18, 82) each had two rushing touchdowns for the Sea Gulls.

During Kean's fourth-quarter rally, Charles App threw three touchdown passes to Tahj Hammary.

Frostsburg State 19, Christopher Newport 14: Gavin Lavat rushed for two touchdowns in the first half to lead the visiting Bobcats (6-1, 5-1 NJAC) past the Captains (1-6, 1-5).

Christopher Newport led 7-0 before Lavat tied the score with 1:59 left in the first quarter. He added his second touchdown with 13:48 left in the first half.

Frostburg State added a 20-yard touchdown pass from Connor Cox to Myles Burgess with 8:42 left in the first half.

Dickinson 53, McDaniel 20: The host Red Devils (3-4, 3-3 Centennial) took a 15-0 lead and kept the Green Terror winless.

Tayahd Campbell led McDaniel (0-7, 0-6) with 176 rushing yards, including a 62-yard touchdown run.

Billy Burger completed 13 of 19 passes for Dickinson, throwing for 187 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 43 yards and a touchdown.

On the first play of the game, just 10 seconds in, Anders Overhaug made a 75-yard touchdown catch for a 7-0 Red Devils lead.

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