- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) - Elijah Staley threw three touchdown passes and Morgan State jumped to a 42-7 first-half lead en route to a 48-28 win over winless Savannah State Saturday.

The victory is the first in six games for the Bears (1-5, 1-2 Mid-Eastern).

Savannah State (0-6, 0-4) took the early lead when D’Vonn Gibbons hit Uriah Oliver on an 83-yard on the Tigers’ first play from scrimmage.

Eric Harrell got Morgan State even, punching in from a yard out to cap a 10-play, 75-yard drive, and Staley put them ahead with a 21-yard strike to Amonta Poteat a minute-and-a-half later.

Staley was 14 of 22 for 220 yards while Harrell gained 114 yards on 16 carries. Herb Walker Jr. added 19 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown and Manassah Bailey pulled in five catches for 116 yards and a score.

Gibbons completed just 5 of 17 pass attempts, but two went for touchdowns.

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