|Morgan State is looking to build off last week’s win over Bowie State. (Morgan State photo)|
This week in MEAC football will be another test for some…while others, not so much.
Three squads will meet up with FBS programs to collect a check. Delaware State will travel to Philadelphia to take on Temple. Norfolk State will travel all the way up to Buffalo, NY to take on Buffalo of the Mid-Atlantic Conference. And with one win over an FBS squad already under its belt, BCU will put a tougher in-state FBS school, University of Central Florida, to the test in Orlando.
On the other side of the coin, North Carolina A&T finishes up its out-of-conference portion of its schedule with CIAA foe, Chowan, and Hampton brings in SIAC opponent Miles College after a tough three-game stretch to start the season.
Florida A&M, South Carolina State and North Carolina Central have tougher games on their respective plates, as they will take on tough FCS opponents. FAMU opens its home up to Coastal Carolina, a team ranked in the top five nationally, and one that has already knocked off both North Carolina A&T (31-30) and South Carolina State (30-3).
SCSU welcomes in-state FCS “Furman” into Oliver C. Dawson. The Bulldogs last saw Furman during the 2013 FCS playoffs where Furman came away with a 30-20 victory.
Finally NCCU hits the road to take on Towson. NCCU played tough against Townson’s nationally ranked squad last year in a 35-17 loss.
The showcase for the MEAC this week figures to be Morgan State against Howard. Not only is it the first conference game of the MEAC season, but its an all-MEAC battle in the storied Urban League Classic at Metlife Stadium.
After a tough slate against out of conference competition and wins over D2 squads last week, we’ll get a good glimpse of how far Morgan State and Howard will be in the MEAC this season.