The Maroon Tigers scored Chicago style – early and often – and posted a 43-9 win over the Central State Marauders, in their second appearance in the Chicago Football Classic.
Quarterback Monqavious Johnson completed 16 of 24 passes for 403 yards and four touchdowns, and led Morehouse to a lopsided victory at the legendary Soldier Field.
Three of those touchdown passes went to Devon Mann, who finished with seven catches for 203 yards. Mann, who missed the first two games of the season, combined with Johnson for a 70-yard touchdown completion that became the longest scoring play of the season.
In the most explosive offensive performance in more than two seasons, Morehouse racked up 522 yards of offense, with 452 yards through the air.
For the second straight week, the McGuffie brothers factored into the Morehouse offensive production. Lake McGuffie caught four passes for 131 yards and a touchdown and Lance McGuffie caught two passes for 30 yards and a touchdown.
Morehouse also pulled off a defensive explosion, with three interceptions and a forced fumble. Raynard Ware had two interceptions and Emmanuel Parkspicked off the third.
The other big defensive play came late in the second quarter, when the Tigers forced the CSU punter to fumble in the end zone that was recovered by Jamil Irvin-Muhammad for a touchdown. Morehouse faked the point-after kick and Joshua Thurston ran it in for the two-point conversion.
Morehouse travels to Augusta, GA next Saturday to face the Paine College Lions, at 2 p.m.
-Courtesy of Morehouse Sports Information
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