NCAAF Game Recap - Morgan State at Army
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Army 52, Morgan State 21

Sep 21, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Morgan State (0-3)

14

0

7

0

21

Army (3-1)

7

17

7

21

52

Army beats Morgan State 52-21 heading into bye week
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:11 PM

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Not even a 31-point victory was enough to put a smile on Army coach Jeff Monken's face.

Army rushed for six touchdowns and a season-high 403 yards on Saturday, but had to overcome some sloppy play that included two lost fumbles and seven penalties to beat struggling Morgan State 52-21.

The Bears, who compete in the Championship Subdivision, haven't won a nonconference road game since a 28-3 win over Bowie State five years ago, but they led the Black Knights 14-7 early in the game before fading.

"I didn't think that was up to our standards," Monken said. "That's as much to do with me as any individual player. Good enough to win the game, not good enough against everyone else we play. We've got to do better."

Artice Hobbs IV scored twice and Connor Slomka rushed for a career-high 110 yards and another score to pace the Army ground game. But Morgan State (0-3), which started the season with two bad road losses - 46-3 to Bowling Green and 63-12 to FCS power James Madison -under new coach Tyrone Wheatley, stunned Army with two straight scores in the first quarter after the Black Knights had gained a 7-0 lead on a 9-yard run by Hobbs.

DeAndre Harris hit Manasseh Bailey with a 69-yard touchdown pass down the middle on a third-and-14 play to tie the game with 5:32 left in the first. Four plays later, Army quarterback Jabari Laws was blindsided and fumbled and Malachi Washington recovered for the Bears. Jabriel Johnson scored on a 25-yard run on the next play for a 14-7 lead.

The lead didn't last. It was a lead, nonetheless, against a better team.

"Moral victories, I don't really believe in those," Wheatley said. "It's something to build off. If you come out and just match a team's intensity and then you match their discipline, then you can play with them. They are going to match your intensity and they're going to fight. They're going to hit you over and over and over."

Army (3-1) extended its winning streak to 15 straight at home and boosted its record against Morgan State to 3-0, all at Michie Stadium. Though the Black Knights intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble, the defense allowed 308 yards, just 32 yards fewer than then-No. 7 Michigan had in a double-overtime victory over Army two weeks ago.

"We came out in the first half and second half with low energy, not really focused on the task at hand. Couldn't tell you the reason for it," Army defensive back Elijah Riley said. "We shouldn't come out any game with low energy. Going forward, we're just going to have to lock it in, not allow another game like this to take place."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a 1986 graduate of West Point, participated in a ceremony on campus Saturday morning and had the honors of performing the coin toss before the game.

THE TAKEAWAY

Morgan State: Despite a slew of 11 penalties - six false starts in the first half alone - the Bears held their own in the opening half, a positive sign going forward. They were picked to finish eighth in the Mideastern Athletic Conference.

Army: The Black Knights can't continue giving the ball away at such an alarming rate if they want to maintain the level of excellence they've established in the past two seasons, winning 21 games. Army played its second straight game without starting quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr., who is nursing a leg injury but did come in for one play. With a bye week ahead, Hopkins should be ready to return.

GAMBLING MAN

Wheatley decided it was time to gamble after Army had scored 17 straight points to take a 24-14 lead. Facing a fourth-and-5 near midfield, Harris's pass fell incomplete. It didn't cost the Bears - their defense forced a three-and-out. Wheatley gambled again late in the third and Harris hit Wesley Wolfolk with a 7-yard pass on a fourth-and-3. Two plays later, Harris hit Bailey for a 23-yard score.

NUMBERS

Harris was 15 of 29 for 230 yards to eight different receivers, led by Bailey's 121 and two scores.

"The receivers are bright spots right now," Wheatley said. "They're running great routes. I'm really proud of what they're doing right now. We've just got to get our running backs and offensive line on the same page."

Army entered the game with seven turnovers - the Black Knights had only eight in 13 games last year - and now has nine just four games into the season.

HELMET TO HELMET

Morgan State running back Demerius Goodwin was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit in the third quarter. He raised his right arm and appeared to be talking before he was placed on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance. Wheatley said Goodwin was being evaluated at the campus hospital.

UP NEXT

Morgan State hosts N.C. Central next Saturday night.

Army has a bye week before hosting Tulane on Oct. 5.

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Passing

Mor Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Harris 29 15 51.7 2 230 69 3 61.6
Army Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Anderson 7 1 14.3 1 80 80 0 114.3

Rushing

Mor Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Johnson 11 47 4.3 25 1
A. Howell 12 21 1.8 10 0
Army Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Slomka 18 110 6.1 18 1
C. Anderson 9 75 8.3 12 0

Receiving

Mor Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Bailey 6 121 20.2 69 2
J. Johnson 1 33 33.0 33 0
Army Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Hobbs IV 1 80 80.0 80 1

Fumbles

Mor F FL
D. Harris 1 0
Army F FL
J. Laws 1 1

Returning

Mor KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Howell 1 18.0 0 18 0 - 0 0
Army KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Howard 2 3.0 0 5 0 - 0 0
A. Hobbs IV 2 20.5 0 21 0 - 0 0

Punting

Mor Punt Yds Avg LgPu
N. OShea 5 165 33.0 40
Army Punt Yds Avg LgPu
Z. Potter 1 37 37.0 37

Takeaways

Army Int Yds InTD
R. Velez 1 54 0
C. Jones 1 6 0

Team Stats Comparison

Mor Army
Points For 21 52
Total Yards 308 483
Rushing Yards 78 403
Passing Yards 230 80
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/29 1/7
Turnovers 4 2
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 3/2
First Downs 12 30
Penalties - Yards 11/72 7/50
Time Of Possession 32:32 40:40
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/16 4/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/4 3/3
Punts - Average Yards 5/33 1/37

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Mor Army
Army 8:10 TD Artice Hobbs IV 9 yd run (David Cooper kick) 0 7
Mor 9:28 TD Manasseh Bailey 69 yd pass from Deandre Harris (Nicholas O'Shea kick) 7 7
Mor 11:31 TD Jabriel Johnson 25 yd run (Nicholas O'Shea kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter Mor Army
Army 0:06 TD Sandon McCoy 11 yd run (David Cooper kick) 14 14
Army 4:43 FG David Cooper 35 yd FG 14 17
Army 7:34 TD Artice Hobbs IV 80 yd pass from Christian Anderson (David Cooper kick) 14 24
3rd Quarter Mor Army
Army 4:26 TD Connor Slomka 3 yd run (David Cooper kick) 14 31
Mor 11:13 TD Manasseh Bailey 23 yd pass from Deandre Harris (Nicholas O'Shea kick) 21 31
4th Quarter Mor Army
Army 0:04 TD Cade Barnard 3 yd run (David Cooper kick) 21 38
Army 4:49 TD Rashaad Bolton 1 yd run (David Cooper kick) 21 45
Army 13:12 TD Anthony Adkins 1 yd run (Andrew Bagley kick) 21 52

Game Information

Stadium: Blaik Field at Michie Stadium, West Point, New York
Attendance: 28,018
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