Byron Selby threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Rodrick Wolfe with 8 minutes 43 seconds left to give Morgan State a 7-0 victory over Howard in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game yesterday in Baltimore.
Morgan State snapped a three-game losing streak with its first shutout since 2001.
The rivals were locked in a scoreless tie until Selby found Wolfe open over the middle, and the wide receiver did the rest for the game's only touchdown. James Meade added the extra point.
Morgan State (2-5, 1-3) controlled the game with a strong defense. The Bears had struggled all season long and were ranked last in the MEAC in total defense after last week's 40-33 overtime loss to North Carolina A&T.
But Howard (3-3, 0-3) couldn't move the ball. Morgan State limited the Bison to just eight first downs and 120 yards of total offense. Howard converted just two of 14 third-down chances. Ronald Venters and Darrell Turner combined to complete only 4 of 25 passes for 72 yards.
Both teams attempted field goals, but neither connected. Meade's 39-yard attempt was blocked with 8:17 left in the first half. Howard place kicker Noam Dror missed a 35-yard chance with 2:55 remaining in the third quarter.
The Bears finished with 320 yards of total offense -- including 152 rushing yards. Selby ran for 78 yards and threw for 168.
* CATHOLIC 41, LA SALLE 34: Keith Ricca and Nick Bublavi smashed school records for passing and receiving as the Cardinals romped at home in a nonconference game.
Ricca broke his brother Kevin's school record for passing yards. Ricca went 23 of 45 for 488 yards and five touchdowns, surpassing Kevin Ricca's 472 yards against La Salle in 1997.
Bublavi set a school record for receiving yards in a game with 12 catches for 386 yards and three touchdowns. Jeff Clay had the previous record of 364 yards against Albright in 1996. The Cardinals (3-4) were three yards shy of the Division III record for total passing yards.
In the fourth quarter, Ricca hooked up with Bublavi from 40 yards out, capping a six-play, 75-yard drive to give Catholic a 41-27 lead.
Catholic had 728 passing yards for the game. Backup quarterback John Jacobs was 12 of 20 for 240 yards and one touchdown.
With the victory, Cardinals Coach Tom Clark tied Dutch Bergman as the all-time winningest coach in school history with 59 victories.
* CORNELL 57, GEORGETOWN 7: Ryan Kuhn rushed for 85 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Big Red in Ithaca, N.Y.
Kuhn also was 8-of-10 passing for 79 yards and another score, helping Cornell pile up 323 total yards. A.J. Weitsman kicked two field goals.
The Hoyas (3-4) were limited to just 86 yards and Cornell led 29-0 by halftime.
Georgetown's only score came at the end of the third quarter with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Ben Hostetler to Harrison Beacher.
Hostetler completed 5 of 13 attempts for 63 yards. Marcus Slayton rushed for 49 yards.
* BOWIE STATE 21, ST. PAUL'S 7: Isaac Redman rushed for 92 yards on 15 carries and Olayinka Adeboyeku ran 16 times for 74 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs (6-2, 3-2 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) at home.
Adeboyeku scored twice on one-yard runs, his second giving the Bulldogs a 21-7 lead with 2:57 remaining in the third quarter.
St. Paul's (3-5, 2-3) lost all three of its fumbles.