WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In another down-to-the-wire matchup between the two schools, the Howard University Bison defeated the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers 30-29 in the second annual AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ before 16,911 frenzied fans at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium. It was the fifth straight win for Howard in the all-time series between the two schools.
Howard freshman quarterback Jamie Cunningham, who replaced starting quarterback Randy Liggins after Liggins suffered a third quarter concussion, was voted Most Valuable Player of the game. Cunningham threw the game-winning touchdown pass to tight end David Wilson with 22 seconds left, and finished the game 10-for-11 for 79 yards.
The game mirrored last year’s 30-27 Howard victory, with Morehouse again playing tough football down the stretch supported by the efforts of outstanding senior running back David Carter, who rushed for 121 yards on 34 carries, and scored two touchdowns.
“Any time you get a big win like this, it feels really good,” said Howard Head Coach Gary Harrell. “It’s about bragging rights and tradition. This was a great Classic and continues to push along the rivalry.”
Celebrities, elected officials, university dignitaries, students, fans and alumni participated in a weekend full of activities taking place from Thursday, August 30 through today, including a Presidential Symposium, AT&T Kickoff Rally, Howard vs. Morehouse Student Debate, the Pepsi® Fan Festival and Chapel Service.
Prior to the game, WE tv’s Tamar Braxton, star of the upcoming new series “TAMAR & VINCE,” sang the national anthem while D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and BET’s T.J. Holmes participated in the ceremonial coin toss.
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