Hornets blanked by Morgan State 9-0, first shutout by MEAC foe since 2011

BALTIMORE — The Delaware State football team was seeking a three-game winning streak for the first time in six years.

But instead the Hornets were shut out by a MEAC opponent for the first time since 2011, falling to Morgan State, 9-0, at Hughes Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets lost to the Bears for the fourth time in five years to fall to 2-8 overall and 2-5 in the MEAC. MSU improved to 3-7 and 2-4.

Morgan State scored the game’s only touchdown on a 75-yard run by Joshua Chase with 8:30 left in the second quarter. The Bears failed on an attempted two-point run after the score.

Delaware State fell behind 9-0 when MSU’s Alex Raya nailed a 36-yard field goal with 1:24 left in the third quarter.

The Hornets were held to just 182 total yards, 117 passing and only 65 on 37 rushing attempts.

Morgan State tallied 366 yards of total offense.

Delaware State lost its 28th consecutive road game dating back to the 2014 season.

The Hornets will close out their season at home against Virginia University of Lynchburg next Saturday. The Hall of Fame Day contest is set for 2:05 p.m. at Alumni Stadium.

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