The Savannah State University Football team fell to Morgan State University on Saturday, losing 18-11.
Early in the first half, Tigers Quarterback D'Vonn Gibbons connected a 45-yard line completion to wide receiver James Kicklighter at the Morgan State 27-yard line.
Gibbons later ran for a 1-yard loss, threw an incomplete pass and was sacked by a 3-yard loss.
Morgan State University's Denadre Harris delivered to wide receiver Xavier Gravette fpr a 48-yard touchdown with only 2:57 left in the second quarter. To make the score 11-0, Adeola Sulamiman caught a pass from Dion Golatt for the two-point conversion. The Tigers reduced the gap to 11-3 with a 38-yard field goal with 36 seconds left before halftime.
There was a successful on-side kick, which was saved by SSU's Antonio Spooney at the Bears' 33-yard line. Kicker Giovanni Lugo attempted a 25-yard field goal as time expired, but missed wide left.
In the third quarter, Gibbons found Czar Beneby for a two-point conversion, that tied the game at 11.
"We executed way more in the second half more that we did the first one," Gibbons said. "We started off slow than we go the gist of things and we started picking the pace up."
For its final drive, SSU got the ball back with only 1:11 to play. The drive came to end when Morgan State's Ian McBorrough sacked Gibbons for a one-yard loss that later caused a fumble, which then was recovered at the Tigers' 43-yard line by Taylor Thompson with 6 seconds left.
Th final score of the game was 18-11 Morgan State University.
The Tigers take on Norfolk State University for Homecoming on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at Ted Wright Stadium.