What's at stake: After an 0-5 start that included a loss to Norfolk State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener, Morgan State has won two straight and put itself back into the conversation in the league race. Tied for fourth with Hampton, the Bears are just one game behind No. 14 Bethune-Cookman (6-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference) and South Carolina State (5-2, 3-0). The team's sudden shift in momentum makes this game against Howard significant. Morgan State has won seven of the past eight meetings, but that lone hiccup occurred Oct. 20 last year when the Bison prevailed, 21-20. After a 1-1 start, Howard was mired in a four-game losing skid but ended that with a 21-10 victory over Florida A&M last Saturday. Playing their third game at home in the past four weeks, the Bison are seeking their first win in the nation's capital since last season, when they were 7-3 at home.