Howard Trounces Morehouse in AT&T Classic
Special to Informer | , Julee O'Neal | 9/13/2011, 11:20 a.m.
Freshman, wide-receiver Brandon Flanagan caught a 29 yard pass from McGhee with four minutes left in the third quarter. Howard crept back in the game and chipped into the Maroon Tiger advantage, improving the score, 20-17.
"We never gave up, we keep fighting," said McGhee.
Pough returned fourth quarter better than before, getting three back-to-back tackles to shake up the Morehouse offense.
HU continued to build off of Morehouse mistakes. The Bison gained their second lead from a 23 yard pass for a touchdown by senior wide-receiver, Willie Carter at the 12:54 mark.
"We are going to fight until we can't fight [anymore] ...then we are going to fight some more," said Pough. "To be great you have to strive to be great."
Pough gave recognition to the late civil rights activist and Nobel Peace-Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., saying that, "the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Howard's Charles Brice scored a touchdown after running 17 yards straight to the end zone to give the Bison a slim 10 point edge.
In a forced turnover, Morehouse's Latavius Watts grabbed a fumble recovery from Brice at the 2:20 mark. The Maroon Tiger offense capitalized on the Bison mistake for a 30-27 score.
The crowd cheered "defense" and "let's go" to motivate their home team. The Howard defense was able to hold off Morehouse for the victory.
Fans slapped hands, laughed and sang praises as the clock ran down to commend both teams effort. Immediately after the game, the crowd held hands and sung their alma maters in appreciation to all the opportunities both schools gave them.
HU wide- receivers, Carter and Flanagan finished with a combined three touchdowns and over 150 yards.
"Congratulations to Howard...you can tell Coach Harrell's presence is being felt in the program," said Morehouse head coach Rich Freeman. "We are not going to let it Howard University beat us twice in one year."