State football roundup (Sept. 22): Morgan State upsets No. 4 team in FCS, ending N.C. A&T's 15-game winning streak

Alex Raya's 36-yard field goal as time ran out lifted Morgan State to a 16-13 upset over host North Carolina A&T on Saturday night, ending the Aggies' 15-game winning streak.

Raya had tied the game with a career-best 51-yard field goal earlier in the fourth quarter and kicked his first field goal of the season in the third quarter.


The game was a nonconference matchup between the Bears (1-3), who were picked last in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference the preseason favorite and fourth-ranked FCS Aggies (3-1), who went 12-0 last season, capped by a win over Grambling in the Celebration Bowl.

North Carolina A&T, which was going for a school record 12th-straight home win, had won 39 straight games when leading after three quarters. On Nov. 9, 2013 at Morgan State the Bears won 24-23 when Chris Moller kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired.

After Raya's long field goal, the Aggies went 49 yards in 14 plays before Noel Ruiz missed a 43-yard field goal with 3:19 to play. The Bears then drove from their 26 to the NCA&T 19 before Raya's kick after two timeouts. DeAndre Harris started the drive with a 34-yard connection to Jack McCracken and picked up another first down with a 13-yard pass to Deontaye White. Three runs picked up eight more yards. Morgan State had a 270-208 advantage in total offense and both teams had two turnovers.

Bowie State 32, St. Augustine's 22: Amir Hall threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter to lead the Bulldogs (3-1, 1-0 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) past the Falcons (0-3, 0-1).

Bowie State trailed, 7-6, before going on a 20-0 run in the second quarter. Hall threw touchdown passes to Gilbert Lunsford (47 yards) and Montez Clay (Dunbar) for 21 yards. William Flowers (Mervo) had a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Hall went 28 for 42 for 354 yards, three touchdown passes and one interception.

Bowie State University will host Winston-Salem State next Saturday at 4 p.m.

Johns Hopkins 62, Dickinson 14:The host Blue Jays (3-1, 2-1 Centennial Conference) scored 33 points in the second quarter and raced past the Red Devils (1-3, 1-2).

Johns Hopkins had four rushing touchdowns, two passing touchdowns and a 10-yard fumble return for a 46-0 halftime lead. The 46 points are the second-most in a half in school history and the 46-point halftime margin is the largest ever for the Blue Jays.

Johns Hopkins led 13-0 at the end of the first quarter on a one-yard touchdown run from Stuart Walters and a 23-yard touchdown reception by Tyler Messinger. Those scores finished off 46 and 80-yard scoring drives, respectively.

The 13-point lead held until the first play of the second quarter, when Walters broke around the right side and fought his way through traffic to the pylon just nine seconds into the period. By the time the quarter reached the midway point, the now 19-point lead had ballooned to 40 as the Blue Jays scored three touchdowns in a span of just over three minutes to put the game away.

A one-yard run by Hogan Irwin capped an eight-play 60-yard drive just four minutes after Walters' second score and freshman Robert Fletcher scooped up a loose ball on a bad snap on a Dickinson punt 60 seconds later and raced 10 yards to push the lead to 33-0. Two minutes later – after a Michael Curry interception set the Blue Jays up deep in Dickinson territory – it was Messinger scoring for the second time on the day, this time going in from two yards out.

Johns Hopkins closed out the first-half scoring with an 8-yard David Tammaro-to-Patrick Maloney touchdown pass with 16 seconds remaining to account for the 46-0 halftime advantage.

McDaniel 25, Gettysburg 0: Davon Ingram (Dundalk) made five catches for 82 yards and the visiting Green Terror (2-2, 1-2 Centennial) shut out the Bullets (0-4, 0-3). John Chamberlin, Isaac Murray (Atholton) and Aaron Pray III each had rushing touchdowns of 4, 20 and 2-yards, respectively.


McDaniel's defense held Gettysburg to 61 plays and 123 yards. It was the first win for Green Terror in Gettysburg since a 22-20 win on a last-second field goal in 2009. McDaniel recorded its first shutout win since 2010 and blanked Gettysburg for the first time since 2004.

Frostburg State 34, Rowan 7: Connor Cox (South River) threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two more touchdowns to lead the host Bobcats (3-0, 2-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference) past the Profs (3-1, 2-1). Cox completed 15 of 21 passes for 257 yards and he had 12 carries for 5 yards.

The win is the 11th in the last 12 home games for Frostburg State and is its third-straight against Rowan.

Stevenson 38, King's (Pa.) 17: Dan Williams threw for 348 yards and a touchdown and Ashton Leschke had 10 tackles and a key defensive play late as the visiting Mustangs ( 3-1, 2-0 Middle Atlantic Conference) beat the Monarchs (1-2, 0-1).

Leschke had a forced fumble and recovery with 5:48 left in the game. Stevenson outgained King's 443-281, limiting the Monarchs to just 126 yards passing.

Salisbury 38, College of New Jersey 7: Jack Navitsky opened the scoring with a 69-yard touchdown run with 13:38 left in the first quarter and the host Sea Gulls (3-0, 2-0 NJAC) romped the Lions (0-4, 0-3). Navitsky had 18 carries for a 152 yards and two touchdowns and completed 2 of 5 for 35 yards and one touchdown pass.

College of New Jersey tied the game 7-7 with six minutes left in the first quarter before Salisbury ran off 31 unanswered points over the next three quarters.

Salisbury had 472 yards of total offense and held the Lions to 156 yards of total offense. The Sea Gulls remain in a four-way tie for first place with Frostburg State, Montclair State and Wesley.

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