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McGhee runs for 3 TDs, throws for 2 more to lead Howard over Morehouse 35-17

  • Morehouse running back Shelton Hamilton (27) can't get away from Howard safety Craig Johnson (39) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Morehouse running back Shelton Hamilton (27) can't get away from Howard safety Craig Johnson (39) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Howard running back Aquanius Freeman (20) jumps over the legs of Morehouse defensive back Temitayo Agoro (44) as defensive back Emmanuel Parks (3) comes in to defend, during the first half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Howard running back Aquanius Freeman (20) jumps over the legs of Morehouse defensive back Temitayo Agoro (44) as defensive back Emmanuel Parks (3) comes in to defend, during the first half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Morehouse defensive back Joshua Thurston (4) runs with ball as he tries to get away from Howard safety Cameron Alston (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Morehouse defensive back Joshua Thurston (4) runs with ball as he tries to get away from Howard safety Cameron Alston (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at RFK Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Greg McGhee ran for three scores and passed for two more on Saturday and Howard University beat Division II Morehouse 35-17.

The defense stiffened in the second half, allowing McGhee to start drives in good field position, and he capped two with scoring runs of 1 yard and 17 yards for the Bison (1-2).

McGhee gained 98 yards on 10 carries and was 16 of 30 for 149 yards passing.

Morehouse (1-1) scored first on a 16-yard pass from Mongavious Johnson to Lake McGuffie, but it was the McGhee show after that. He ran 1 yard for a score in the first quarter, hit Justin Chaney on a 4-yard TD pass in the second, ran for two more scores in the third, and found Robert Mercer on a 17-yard TD pass in the fourth.

Johnson scored on a 6-yard run for Morehouse, and Joshua Thurston ran for the two-point conversion.