Oteman Sampson threw for 322 yards and three touchdowns as Florida A&M routed Morgan State 42-13 Saturday in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game.
Former NFL player Stump Mitchell had his high school jersey retired, then watched Florida A&M pound his Morgan State Bears for a third consecutive season. The game was officially a Morgan State home game but was moved from Baltimore to Camden County, where Mitchell played his prep football.
Mitchell, in his second year leading Morgan State, played nine seasons for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals. He is the Cardinals' career leader in all-purpose yards with 11,813.
Sampson had 227 yards in the first half, and the Rattlers led 22-0. Morgan State had two first-half turnovers, a fumble and an interception, which led to 12 points, including a safety when Maurice Johnson tackled Moses Cody in the end zone with 11:03 remaining in the second quarter.
In the third quarter three Rattlers' fumbles led to 13 points as quarterback Donald Green capitalized with touchdown runs of 6 yards and 1 yard, twice pulling Morgan State within 15 points.
But in between Green's touchdowns, Sampson hit Jacquay Nunnally for a 26-yard touchdown and early in the fourth quarter, Vernon Mitchell intercepted Green's screen pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown. Less than three minutes later, Sampson threw a 54-yard touchdown to Tariq Qaiyim.
B-CC 26, N.C. A&T 25: Todd Walker threw an 8-yard touchdown to James Adderley with 19 seconds remaining as the Wildcats ended a 15-game MEAC losing streak by erasing a 25-7 fourth-quarter deficit.
Walker, suspended for the first half after violating team rules, closed it to 25-14 on a 1-yard run with 11:46 remaining, one play after a bad punt snap gave the Wildcats first and goal.
Adderley caught an 11-yarder from Walker with 5:37 remaining that closed it to 25-20. After holding the Aggies to three plays on the next possession, the Wildcats drove 61 yards in six plays.