Digest: Morgan State falls to South Carolina State in football, 35-14

Trey Samuel ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries and South Carolina State scored 28 unanswered points in a 35-14 victory over Morgan State on Friday night.

The first six possessions of the second half ended in two safeties, two fumbles, a blocked field goal and an interception. Morgan State took a 14-7, its first of the season, lead after its two safeties but South Carolina State tied it on Quan Caldwell's 29-yard catch with 4:41 left in the third quarter.

S.C. State opened the fourth with 21 points in less than three minutes.

Two plays after Morgan State's fourth turnover, on a fumbled punt return, Samuel ran for a 15-yard touchdown to take a 21-14 lead. Darius Leonard intercepted a pass on Morgan State's next possession and ran it back 12 yards to extend the Bulldogs' lead and Samuel capped the scoring with an 89-yard TD run.

Dewann Ford was 10-of-25 passing for 141 yards and one touchdown for S.C. State (2-3, 1-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Samuel opened the scoring on the Bulldogs' first possession with a 44-yard touchdown run.

Elijah Staley completed 15 of 37 passes for 154 yards and three interceptions for Morgan State (0-5, 0-2).

Herb Walker Jr. rushed for 68 yards on 23 carries and DeAndre Harris added 13 rushing yards on two attempts for Morgan State.

The game was tied at 14 entering the fourth quarter.

Et cetera


Caps' Walker to be first Aussie to play in NHL

Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker will become the first Australian player to dress in an NHL game when he makes his debut tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. Walker grew up in Sydney after he and his family emigrated from the United Kingdom when he was 2. After his brother Ryan was exposed to the sport, it became clear Nathan had pro potential and he moved to the Czech Republic at age 13 to play minor and then junior hockey. "It definitely made me a little bit more independent earlier on," Walker said. "I think it just made me mature quicker." Walker has played just seven games in the Australian Ice Hockey League. He had six points in four games as Australia won the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship Division II in 2011 and then two assists the next year in the IIHF World Championship Division I.

Men's soccer: Chris Durkin, a D.C. United homegrown defender-midfielder from the Richmond, Va., area, scored early in the second half as the United States beat India, 3-0, at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in New Delhi. The Americans moved atop Group A and will face Ghana on Monday.

—Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Women's college volleyball: Maryland (13-4, 2-3 Big Ten) surpassed its 2016 win total as the Terps earned a sweep, 25-18, 25-22, 25-17, over Rutgers (5-12, 0-5). Sophomore outside hitter Gia Milana had a match-high 10 kills for Maryland.

Women's college soccer: Kim McNally's second-half goal lifted Sacred Heart (5-8, 2-1 Northeast Conference) to a 1-0 victory over visiting Mount St. Mary's (4-8-1, 1-2).

College field hockey: Lein Holsboer had one goal and three assists to lead No. 17 Maryland (7-5, 3-2 Big Ten), 4-1, over Michigan State (6-7, 1-3).

—From Sun staff and news services