Robert Morris v Morgan State Football Preview

  In Week 3 of the 2011 regular season the Robert Morris Colonials (0-2) football team will travel to Baltimore, MD Saturday Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. to close out their out-of-conference schedule against the Morgan State Bears (0-2).

  RMU is coming off of an embarrassing 38-7 loss to #21 Liberty and must enter Hughes Stadium for the Bears home-opener. Much like before, the offense isn’t clicking like a year ago and the offensive line is having consistency problems.

  As a result, junior Nate Hargraves will make his first career start at right tackle Saturday in place of Jon Hill, who was pulled after the first-half last week.

  The Colonial offense will look to take advantage of an MSU defense that has allowed 1,072 yards of total offense in their first two games against Towson and Bowling Green. The always spectacular tight end Shadrae King will look to be quarterback Jeff Sinclair’s most reliable target as he is on his way to rewriting the record books.

  As for MSU, redshirt freshman quarterback Robert Council will get his first career start under center as he went 4-19 for 32 yards and rushed for 51 more in nearly three quarters of action last week’s 58-13 loss at Bowling Green.

  Unlike RMU, the Bears front line is rather experienced with left tackle Lawrence Brewer making his 36-straight start. Council will hope to find senior wideout Winfred Diggs who is now seventh all-time on MSU’s receptions list through 31 career games.

  After giving up 233 yards passing and two touchdowns to the Flames last week, RMU’s secondary will look to come together and confuse the inexperienced quarterback. Cameron Chadwick, who took over for Ben Ridgeley last week, will look to get more game time under his belt in his second start at safety.

  Both teams are looking for their first win of the young season as RMU especially looks to avoid a five-game skid.