BALTIMORE -- Robert Council accounted for two touchdowns, including a go-ahead 7-yard TD pass to Nate Ingram with 26 seconds remaining, and Morgan State came from behind to defeat Hampton 30-27 Saturday.
Council also had a 1-yard TD run in the first quarter, and was 20 of 27 for 287 yards. Morgan St. (3-6, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) jumped out to a 23-7 halftime lead, highlighted by a 93-yard kickoff return by Tubotein Taylor. Lamont Brown led the Bears on the ground with 19 carries for 92 yards, including an 11-yard TD run.
Hampton (3-6, 3-2) roared back on the ground in the second half with touchdown runs of 88, 31 and 58 to take a 27-23 lead with 10:33 remaining. Jorrian Washington rushed for 137 yards on 15 carries, including the 88-yard TD run. The Pirates rushed for 277 yards on 36 carries.
The loss snaps Hampton's three-game winning streak.
Michigan State's roster is largely built of interchangeable parts, but they don't make many parts that fit the mold of Malik McDowell.
In 100 days, the ACC will face an unusually important opening weekend, with its two top national contenders facing huge nonconference tests.
Nick Chubb continued to rehab is knee but is apparently ahead of schedule. Still, the staff is going to be very cautious with his return this fall.
Michigan has a number of contenders for "most indispensable" status, but one stands out for being more difficult to replace than any of the others.
Are Oklahoma's Josh Heupel and TCU's Trevone Boykin among the top five quarterbacks in Big 12 history? A case can be made for both players.
NC State has been transfer-quarterback heavy since Dave Doeren took over, with Boise State's Ryan Finley the latest transfer to come aboard.
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