Scores

Final

Delaware State 28

(5-3, 4-1 MEAC)

Morgan State 23

(3-5, 2-3 MEAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:30 PM ET, October 25, 2012

Hughes Stadium (MD), Baltimore, MD

1 2 3 4 T
DSU 0 20 8 028
MORG 7 7 6 323

Top Performers

Passing: N. Elko (DSU) - 398 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: R. Council (MORG) - 3 CAR, 42 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Tarpley (DSU) - 12 REC, 143 YDS, 2 TD

Delaware St. 28, Morgan St. 23

Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Nick Elko threw for 398 yards and two touchdowns to help Delaware State beat Morgan State 28-23 on Thursday night for its fourth straight victory.

Elko was 33 of 43 without an interception for the Hornets (5-2, 4-1 MEAC). Travis Tarplay had 12 catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Wilson added eight receptions for 100 yards, and Dae-Hon Cheung ran for 80 yards on 12 carries and caught four passes for 36 yards.

Tyrone Hendrix returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown for Morgan State (3-5, 2-3), and Travis Davidson ran for 82 yards on 21 carries. Robert Council was 13 of 19 for 68 yards and also ran three times for 42 yards and two scores. The Bears have lost three straight.

Council opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 41-yard run. Elko tied it early in the second with a 4-yard pass to Tarplay, but Hendrix returned the kickoff for this score.

Elko tied it again with a 13-yard touchdown pass and the Bears took a 20-14 lead on Mitchel Ward's 31- and 24-yard field goals late in the quarter.

Delaware State made it 28-14 in the third on Nagee Jackson's 2-yard run, and Elko's 2-point conversion pass. Council had a 5-yard scoring run in the third, and Erwin Gonzalez added a 39-yard field goal in the fourth.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DSU
MORG
1st Downs2215
Total Yards502286
Passing398135
Rushing104151
Penalties4-251-5
3rd Down Conversions8-176-13
4th Down Conversions2-30-1
Turnovers10
Possession35:3524:25

Passing Leaders

Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko33/433989.320
Morgan StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Council13/19683.600

Rushing Leaders

Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cheung12806.7024
Jackson9212.316
Morgan StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Davidson21823.9019
Council34214.0241

Receiving Leaders

Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Tarpley1214311.9243
Wilson810012.5039
Morgan StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Flowers45213.0022
Church45213.0030

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDSUMORG
TD10:50Robert Council 41 Yd Run (Earvin Gonzalez Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERDSUMORG
TD13:10Travis Tarpley 4 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 77
TD12:56Tyrone Hendrix 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Earvin Gonzalez Kick) 714
TD09:43Travis Tarpley 13 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 1414
FG03:51Mitchell Ward 31 Yd 1714
FG00:00Mitchell Ward 24 Yd 2014
THIRD QUARTERDSUMORG
TD08:56Nagee Jackson 2 Yd Run (Nick Elko Pass To Josh Bailey For Two-Point Conversion) 2814
TD05:02Robert Council 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2820
FOURTH QUARTERDSUMORG
FG07:04Earvin Gonzalez 39 Yd 2823