Morgan State University's Pre Game Analysis, A Black Man's Blog
Morgan State University Bears last played the North Carolina A&T in 2014 in Greensboro, NC. The Bears lost the game by 45 points and failed to score a single touchdown or field goal in the game. Saturday night, we have
a chance for revenge against an Aggie team that is currently undefeated and ranked #15 in the nation in FBS Coaches College Poll. The only other ranked HBCU in that poll is Grambling University from the SWAC who come in at #22. So what that says to me is the
North Carolina A&T is the numero uno in terms of HBCU college football rankings.
The coach of the A&T Aggies is actually the former head coach of the Grambling Tigers, as well as the North Carolina Central Eagles, Rod Broadway. Coach Rod Broadway has "3" Black College National Championship Titles on his resume from each of the schools he coached at. That is indeed quite a remarkable coaching record. You could say that Coach Rod Broadway is the Coach Nick Saban of the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide, of the HBCU collective of schools. I rather say that Nick Saban is the Rod Broadway of the Division 1A schools. Not many coaches can say that they brought National Championship Trophies to #3 separate schools.
My Morgan State University Bears and Head Coach Fred Farrier had favorable reviews coming in this season. The defense of the Bears has actually played remarkably well coming into this MEAC contest, considering the time the defense is spending on the field due to Morgan's offensive inefficiencies. However, the offensive woes of the Morgan Bears have been its Achilles Heel. The team's weakness at the quarterback position has allowed teams to crowd the line of scrimmage and take away or negate Morgan's running game. With difficulty running the football and currently no passing game that has threatened any opponents defense. Morgan has had way too many 3 and outs to keep its defense fresher. With the defense playing 44 or so minutes per game and Morgan only controlling the clock an average of 4 minutes per quarter. The defensive unit has worn down due to the team's lack of offensive firepower.