MEAC Preview: Morgan vs. Howard In Urban League Classic Kicks Off MEAC Play

Morgan State is looking to build off last week’s win over Bowie State. (Morgan State photo)

By Kid Heartless

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.

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