Robert Stephens, Featured Reporter
Howard wins Homecoming
October 31, 2013 - Charles Philyaw scored three touchdowns
as Howard defeated Morgan State 28-14 before a Homecoming crowd of 7,053
at Greene Stadium.
It was the Bison second consecutive MEAC Conference win as they improved
to 3-5 (2-3) in conference play. Howard’s defense recorded three
interceptions and one fumble recovery in the win.
Bison head coach Raymond Petty talked about the teams defense at his post
game press conference.
Howard's Charles Philyaw (HU)
“They played hard, they stood in there and fought time and time
again. Morgan had a great game plan offensively, especially running the
football on us.
“When they got in the red zone, our guys stepped up on defense and
turned them away”.
Quarterback Greg McGhee led a Bison rushing attack with 122 yards on the
ground. Anthony Philyaw chipped in with 98 yards. Punter John Fleck had
maybe the play of the game with a 52 yard fake punt run for a touchdown.
“Greg (McGhee) made some outstanding runs and I have been telling
people since day that this young man Charles (Philyaw) is going to be
special in this conference for years to come".
This was the 67th meeting between the two schools that are separated roughly
40 miles from each other.
“We knew that they were going to come out and play with a lot of
energy.” said Morgan head coach Don Eley. “We had a couple
of chances in the red zone and came away with nothing".
Howard will travel to Dover, Delaware Saturday to face Delaware State.
In other MEAC scores around the conference, Bethune-Cookman 4-0 (7-1)
took sole possession of first place with a 14-3 win over previously unbeaten
South Carolina State 3-1 (5-3). Hampton 3-1 (3-5) beat Delaware State
(3-2) 3-5 30-7. North Carolina Central 2-2 (4-4) defeated Savannah State
0-5 (1-8) 24-10. North Carolina A&T 2-3 (4-5) edged Florida A&M
20-13 in overtime. Old Dominion edged Norfolk State 27-24 in a non conference
Grambling dropped a 23-17 SWAC Conference game to Texas Southern in overtime.
In other local games of interest the Maryland Terrapins fell to Clemson
40-27. Terps quarterback Caleb Rowe 19-45-282 yards and three touchdowns
against the Tigers nationally ranked defense.
Tajh Boyd went 28-41-304 yards and one touchdown for Clemson. Boyd also
ran for a touchdown as the Tigers bounced back from their loss to Florida
Maryland has the week off. Georgetown dropped a 34-14 Patriot League contest
In the BCS $ play this Saturday another big one is upon us. The last BCS
blockbuster was a Florida State blowout at Death Valley. This week the
“big one” is at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida
as the undefeated Miami Hurricane (7-0) face the Seminoles of Florida
State (7-0) as the ACC takes the national stage again at prime time 8pm.
The latest BCS poll has Florida State at number three and the Hurricane
are ranked number 7.
Florida State has looked almost invincible this season but those of you
who frequent this website know if the Hurricanes are in it I am all in.
I am going with Canes to stun the Seminoles at home in this back yard
Did I really say that?
Miami's Duke Johnson (UM)
Last weekend in the BCS $ featuring the big boys now currently jockeying
for position in the pay day post
season bowl extravaganza featured undefeated Ohio State
beating Penn State 63-14. Undefeated Oregon and their
video game offense with D’Anthony back in the fold
beat UCLA 42-14. Stanford (7-1) edged Oregon State
20-12. Baylor (7-0) blasted Kansas 59-14. Missouri (7-1)
fell from the ranks of the unbeaten dropping a 27-24
SEC Conference game to South Carolina (6-2) in the
brutal SEC. Alabama the top ranked team in the BCS
trampled Tennessee 45-10.
Texas Tech (7-!) fell from the ranks of the unbeaten dropping a 38-30
Big 12 Conference game to Oklahoma (7-1). Louisville (7-1) defeated South
Florida 34-3. Michigan State (7-1) defeated Illinois 42-3.
Texas A&M (6-2) always a draw with Manziel beat
Vanderbilt 56-24. The Aggies cannot afford another loss
in the big pay bowl system. Oklahoma State (6-1)
defeated Iowa State 58-27. Wait a minute ! Duke (6-2)
rolls into Blacksburg and defeats Virginia Tech 13-10 !
and Navy (4-3) edged Pittsburgh 24-21 in search of a
post season bowl berth.
In high school football this past weekend in
Montgomery County undefeated Quince Orchard
and undefeated Gaithersburg met in Rockville.
Quince Orchard came away with a 41-6 defeat over
the Trojans. The Cougars barring au upset are the class
of Montgomery football for the second consecutive
The Cougars jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead as they improved to 8-0
on the season. One thing I have noticed because of their explosive offense
the defense seems to be overlooked, so there I said it.
Some other scores this past weekend saw Damascus edge Seneca Valley 16-14.
Wooten defeated Richard Montgomery 24-20. Paint Branch beat BCC 54-14.
Suitland beat C.H.Flowers 27-6 and DuVal beat Northwestern 32-2.
In the DCIAA H.D. Woodson beat Dunbar 22-13 and Ballou edged Anacostia
Some scores from Northern Virginia saw Centreville beat Washington-Lee
53-7. Briar Woods blanked Park View 43-0. Westfield over Herndon 62-28.
Yorktown edged Chantilly 30-28. Woodbridge shutout Potomac 27-0. Stone
Bridge Beat South Lakes 41-13. and Falls Church defeated Edison 49-26.
Friendship Collegiate continued their aggressive schedule defeating previously
undefeated and ranked Poly Prep (N.Y.) 27-7, from upstate New York.