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Morgan State Athletics | September 23, 2018

College football: Morgan State shocks N.C. A&T 16-13 on Alex Raya's last field goal

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Alex Raya's 36-yard field goal as time ran out lifted Morgan State to a 16-13 upset over North Carolina A&T on Saturday night, ending the Aggies' 15-game winning streak.

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Raya had tied the game with a career-best 51-yard field goal earlier in the fourth quarter and kicked his first field goal of the season in the third quarter.

The game was a nonconference matchup between the Bears (1-3), who were picked last in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the preseason favorite and fourth-ranked FCS Aggies (3-1), who went 12-0 last season, capped by a win over Grambling in the Celebration Bowl.

North Carolina A&T, which was going for a school record 12th-straight home win, had won 39 straight games when leading after three quarters. On Nov. 9, 2013 at Morgan State, the Bears won 24-23 when Chris Moller kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired.

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After Raya's long field goal, the Aggies went 49 yards in 14 plays before Noel Ruiz missed a 43-yard field goal with 3:19 to play. The Bears then drove from their 26 to the NCA&T 19 before Raya's kick after two timeouts.

DeAndre Harris started the drive with a 34-yard connection to Jack McCracken and picked up another first down with a 13-yard pass to Deontaye White. Three runs picked up eight more yards.

Morgan State had a 270-208 advantage in total offense and both teams had two turnovers.

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