Hampton tops Morgan State 21-12 on Homecoming Saturday


HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY/AP) — Jaylian Williamson threw two touchdown passes, caught a TD pass on a trick play, and Hampton outlasted Morgan State for a 21-12 win on Saturday.

After Morgan State fumbled a punt snap on its opening possession, Hampton (3-3, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic) wide receiver Twarn Mixson found Williamson for a 15-yard score with 7:40 left in the first quarter.

Morgan State (2-3, 2-1) answered with Ladarious Spearman’s 19-yard TD grab from Chris Andrews less than four minutes later to make it 7-6 after a missed extra point.

Hampton led 14-12 at halftime after trading touchdowns in the second quarter. Morgan State failed to make up the extra point miss with a two-point conversion.

Williamson’s second passing TD went to Jack Willenbrock for 11 yards with 9:49 remaining to give the Pirates a 21-12 lead — the lone score for either team in the second half.

Hampton visits Florida A&M next week.