With uncertainty at quarterback, Morgan State to take on Bethune-Cookman

MORGAN STATE (1-7 overall, 1-4 MEAC) @ BETHUNE-COOKMAN (4-4, 3-2)

When: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Site: Municipal Stadium, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Radio: 88.9 FM

Series: Bethune-Cookman leads 21-8.

What’s at stake: The yards pile up, but the Bears don’t win. In the past two games — both Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference losses — they’ve accumulated 956 yards of total offense. Penalties, breakdowns and missed field goals have cost Morgan State all season and, with three games left, coach Fred Farrier’s team needs to drive the distance.

Key matchup: Given Bethune-Cookman’s fearsome pass defense, the Bears might try to grind it out behind running backs Herb Walker Jr. and Eric Harrell, who’ve found daylight of late behind a resurgent offensive line.

Players to watch: Who will quarterback the Bears? Elijah Staley, the regular starter who led the team to its only win? Or DeAndre Harris, who replaced Staley in the first half last week and rallied Morgan State to a near victory against Florida A&M? Or maybe a combination of both?

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