Thursday, October 13, 2016

Throw out the resumes for HU and Morgan State

HAMPTON, Virginia -- Here's a semi-interesting factoid regarding Saturday's Morgan State-Hampton football game at Armstrong Stadium: The Pirates and Bears have two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference wins apiece, and each came against the same opponents — Howard and Delaware State.

Hampton's victories came by a combined score of 61-24. Morgan State's collective score in those games was 48-41.

It would be easy to look at the margin differential (30 points) and proclaim Hampton to be the clear favorite. But HU coach Connell Maynor doesn't look at it that way.

"It's amazing how matchups are so different," he said. "You think since we (beat) the same teams, you could look at the scores and see who is going to win. But it doesn't work out that way. Systems, schemes … (the Bears) run a different offense and defense, so the results will be different.

"You can't really base it on that. You just watch those guys, see how they perform against the same guys that we went against. You look at things like that when they played the same teams you played."


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