College Football

Morgan State faces Hampton with first place in the conference at stake

Morgan State (2-2, 2-0 in MEAC) at Hampton University (2-3 overall, 2-1)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.


Site: Armstrong Stadium, Hampton, Va.

TV: None


Radio: Heritage Sports Radio Network (

Series: Morgan leads, 38-25-2

What's at stake: First place in the conference. Depending on what happens with North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central, either Morgan State or Hampton could move up. Morgan's game last Saturday at Savannah State was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew.

Key matchup: Morgan State's defense against the high-powered Pirates. Hampton leads the MEAC in total offense (401.6 yards per game) and passing offense (252.8 yards per game). The Pirates are also second in the conference in time of possession at 33:41 per game.

Player to watch: Red-shirt senior running back Lamont Brown III ran for 72 yards on 17 carries to help defeat Delaware State in Week 5. The Bears need to have a big game running the ball to keep it out of the hands of Hampton's offense.