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Previewing Morgan State's football game vs. Delaware State

DELAWARE STATE (2-9, 2-5) @ MORGAN STATE (6-5, 5-2)

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

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Site: Hughes Stadium

Audio: 88.9 FM

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Series: Delaware State leads, 32-24

What's at stake: Last week's 27-24 comeback win against South Carolina State catapulted Morgan State back into the race for their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title in 35 years. Currently in a four-way tie for second, Morgan State can earn a share of the conference title with a win and a North Carolina A&T loss to North Carolina Central. But in order to receive the league's automatic berth to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, the Bears also need South Carolina State to beat Norfolk State, which would allow them to advance via tiebreaker. Morgan State has won three of its past four meetings with Delaware State, which is mired in a four-game losing streak. The Hornets haven't won in Baltimore since 2001.

Key matchup: Bears running back Herb Walker Jr. has gone three games without reaching 100 rushing yards, but the redshirt sophomore still leads the MEAC with 1,160 yards and is tied for second with 12 rushing touchdowns. Walker could return to form against a Delaware State defense that ranks eighth in the league against the run, surrendering an average of 192.7 yards. Nine players have exceeded 100 yards rushing against the Hornets this season.

Player to watch: In the win against South Carolina State, redshirt senior outside linebacker Christopher Robinson set a Morgan State record for career sacks with 26½. The Dunbar graduate has 13 sacks this fall and needs just two more to eclipse James Dozier's single-season Bears record of 14½ sacks. Robinson will get his chance against a Delaware State team that has allowed 33 sacks, tied for fifth-most in the MEAC.

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