2019 Morgan State Bears football team

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2019 Morgan State Bears football
Morgan State Wordmark.png
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic Conference
2019 record3–9 (2–6 MEAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTravis Manger (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorAntonio James (2nd season)
Home stadiumHughes Stadium
(capacity: 10,001)
Seasons
← 2018
2021 →
2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 24 Florida A&M *   7 1         9 2  
No. 20 North Carolina A&T +   6 2         9 3  
South Carolina State +   6 2         8 3  
Bethune–Cookman   5 3         7 4  
Norfolk State   4 4         5 7  
North Carolina Central   3 5         4 8  
Howard   2 6         2 10  
Morgan State   2 6         3 9  
Delaware State   1 7         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * Florida A&M ineligible for conference title due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2019 Morgan State Bears football team represented Morgan State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Tyrone Wheatley. The Bears played their home games at Hughes Stadium and were a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in MEAC play to finish in a tie for seventh place.

Previous season[edit]

The Bears finished the 2018 season 4–7, 3–4 in MEAC play to finish in a tie for sixth place.

On November 22, 2018 MSU Athletic Director Edward Scott announced that the search for a full-time head coach would begin, with interim head coach Ernest T. Jones being a candidate for the position. Ultimately, Tyrone Wheatley was announced as the new head coach on February 7, 2019.[1] Jones decided to move on from the MSU staff, finishing his interim head coaching tenure with a record of 4–7.

Preseason[edit]

MEAC preseason poll[edit]

In a vote of the MEAC head coaches and sports information directors, released at the conference's media day on July 26, the Bears were picked to finish in eight place and received one first place vote.[2]

Predicted finish Team (1st place votes)
1 North Carolina A&T (12)
2 Bethune–Cookman (1)
3 Florida A&M (2)
4 Howard
5 North Carolina Central (1)
6 South Carolina State
7 Norfolk State (1)
8 Morgan State (1)
9 Delaware State

Preseason All-MEAC Team[edit]

The Bears had ten players selected to the preseason all-MEAC teams.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 297:00 p.m.at Bowling Green*ESPN3L 3–46 17,620
September 143:00 p.m.at No. 2 James Madison*NBCS WAL 12–63 19,777
September 2112:00 p.m.at Army*CBSSNL 21–52 28,018
September 286:00 p.m.North Carolina CentralESPN3L 17–27 7,609
October 54:00 p.m.at Bethune–CookmanESPN3L 20–31 5,642
October 121:00 p.m.Delaware Statedagger
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Baltimore, MD
ESPN3W 34–3 8,762
October 191:30 p.m.at South Carolina StateESPN3L 10–24 12,121
October 263:00 p.m.No. 20 Florida A&M
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Baltimore, MD
ESPN3L 12–24 2,786
November 22:00 p.m.at Norfolk StateESPN3L 0–48 20,178
November 91:00 p.m.No. 14 North Carolina A&T
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Baltimore, MD
ESPN3W 22–16 2,467
November 161:00 p.m.Virginia–Lynchburg
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Baltimore, MD
ESPN3W 59–26 2,450
November 231:00 p.m.at HowardESPN3L 15–20 989
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Source:[4]

Game summaries[edit]

at Bowling Green[edit]

Morgan State Bears at Bowling Green Falcons
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 3 003
Falcons 13 17 7946

at Doyt Perry Stadium, Bowling Green, OH

at James Madison[edit]

Morgan State Bears at No. 2 James Madison Dukes
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 3 0912
No. 2 Dukes 7 21 03563

at Bridgeforth Stadium, Harrisonburg, VA

at Army[edit]

Morgan State Bears at Army Black Knights
1 2 34Total
Bears 14 0 7021
Black Knights 7 17 72152

at Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

North Carolina Central[edit]

North Carolina Central Eagles at Morgan State Bears
1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 13 7727
Bears 0 3 7717

at Hughes Stadium, Baltimore, MD

at Bethune−Cookman[edit]

Morgan State Bears at Bethune−Cookman Wildcats
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 6 01420
Wildcats 3 7 14731

at Daytona Stadium, Daytona Beach, FL

Delaware State[edit]

Delaware State Hornets at Morgan State Bears
1 2 34Total
Hornets 0 0 303
Bears 7 14 31034

at Hughes Stadium, Baltimore, MD

at South Carolina State[edit]

Morgan State Bears at South Carolina State Bulldogs
1 2 34Total
Bears 3 0 0710
Bulldogs 0 10 7724

at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, Orangeburg, SC

Florida A&M[edit]

No. 20 Florida A&M Rattlers at Morgan State Bears
1 2 34Total
No. 20 Rattlers 7 17 0024
Bears 7 3 0212

at Hughes Stadium, Baltimore, MD

at Norfolk State[edit]

Morgan State Bears at Norfolk State Spartans
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 0 000
Spartans 17 14 71048

at William "Dick" Price Stadium, Norfolk, VA

North Carolina A&T[edit]

No. 14 North Carolina A&T Aggies at Morgan State Bears
1 2 34Total
No. 14 Aggies 3 7 3316
Bears 0 16 0622

at Hughes Stadium, Baltimore, MD

Virginia University of Lynchburg[edit]

Virginia University of Lynchburg Dragons at Morgan State Bears
1 2 34Total
Dragons 12 0 01426
Bears 14 22 101359

at Hughes Stadium, Baltimore, MD

at Howard[edit]

Morgan State Bears at Howard Bison
1 2 34Total
Bears 8 0 0715
Bison 0 7 7620

at William H. Greene Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Coaching staff[edit]

2019 Morgan State Bears coaching staff

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Travis Manger
  • Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator – Josh Firm
  • Wide Receivers/Pass Game Coordinator – Derrick Alexander
  • Running Backs/Asst. Special Teams Coordinator – Jerome Smith
  • Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator – Isaac Williams

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator/Co-Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers – Antonio James
  • Inside Linebackers – Open
  • Defensive Backs – Derrell Poland
  • Safeties – Jordan Pulou
  • Defensive Line – William Carr

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Anthony Binker

Administrative staff

  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach – Thomas DiStasio
  • Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach – Tommy King
  • Asst. Athletic Director for Football Administration – Andrew Magee
  • Video Coordinator – Ethan Stokes

Source:[53] Last updated July 24, 2019.

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