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Howard Defeats Morehouse 27-16 In 2013 AT&T Nation's Football Classic® At RFK Stadium

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard University junior quarterback Greg McGhee racked up almost 300 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead the Bison (1-1) to a 27-16 win over the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers (0-1) in the 3 rd  annual AT&T Nation's Football Classic® before 17,012 at RFK Stadium. 

McGhee, named the game's Most Valuable Player, was sacked only once with no interceptions as he accounted for 296 of Howard's 342 yards of total offense. McGhee was also voted Classic MVP in 2011.

"This game is big," said Howard head coach Rayford Petty. "We wanted to come in and control the tempo of this game. Greg did an outstanding job. We looked good on defense and we were able to take advantage of that."

While this meeting between the two schools was not a down-to-the-wire contest like the first two Classics (the 2011 and 2012 games had a four point total deficit), the Maroon Tigers still gave the crowd a reason to sit on the edge of their seats.

After the first quarter ended in a 3-3 tie, the Bison threatened to put the game away when the team put up 17 unanswered points to take a 20-3 lead going into halftime.

McGhee did most of the damage, connecting with Anthony Philyaw on a 20-yard pass and Matthew Colvin on a 27-yard strike, sandwiched around a 33-yard field goal by John Fleck.

The Bison extended their lead to 27-3 when McGhee threw his third scoring pass of the day, 26 yards out to Rodney Tyson with 7:34 left in the third quarter.

The Maroon Tigers caught fire, though, and turned a Howard turnover into a touchdown when Joshua Harris connected with Brandon Sartine from nine yards out to make it 27-9 with 0:49 on the clock in the third quarter.

Morehouse got even closer when Shelton Hamilton capped off a nine-play, 90-yard drive to reduce the deficit to 27-16 with 10:06 still left in regulation.

The Bison defense, which recorded nine sacks, took over from there, thwarting any Maroon Tiger comeback attempts. The win marked the sixth-straight for Howard in the all-time series.

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