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Stan Becton | NCAA.com | October 6, 2022

Everything to know about DII football's Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic

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The Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic is one of the longest running Division II football classics in the nation as the rival Morehouse Maroon Tigers and Tuskegee Golden Tigers meet annually on the gridiron.

Before the latest edition of the rivalry kicks off on Oct. 8, here's what you need to know.

When is the 2022 Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic?

This year's Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic is at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.

How to watch the 2022 Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic

Here's how to watch the 2022 Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic:

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 8
  • Streaming: ESPN+
  • Location: Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama

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What are some other events surrounding the game?

The 2022 Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic will also feature events including a pop-up shop, a block party, food trucks and a concert from platinum-selling artist Jeezy and Lil Bam. Click or tap here for the complete list of events surrounding the game.

Who are some players to watch?

Morehouse

  • QB Derrach West
  • WR/KR Marqueiz Pride
  • LB Daylon Land

Tuskegee

  • QB Malik Davis
  • RB Taurean Taylor
  • WR Jordan Ogletree
  • LB Vincent Hill
  • K Arnes Huskic 

Morehouse vs. Tuskegee: By the numbers

Tuskegee enters this year's Classic ranked ninth in the BOXTOROW HBCU Division II Coaches Poll, making its first poll entrance of the season.

Here's how the two programs stack up:

Morehouse 2022 STATS Tuskegee
0-5 (0-2) Record (Conf) 3-2 (2-0)
7.8 Points per game 21.8
32.2 Points allowed 28.6
213.2 Yards per game 310.6
370.8 Yards allowed per game 371.6
117.8 Rush yards per game 146.6
151.2 Rush yards allowed per game 175.4
95.4 Pass yards per game 164.0
219.6 Pass yards allowed per game 196.2
Derrach West
416 yds (2 TDs, 2 INTs)
Passing leader Malik Davis
344 yds (3 TDs, 0 INT)
Earnest Davis
329 yds (1 TD, 66 ATT)
Rushing leader Taurean Taylor
348 yds (2 TDs, 46 ATT)
Keenan Anunay
94 yards (1 TD, 14 REC)
Receiving leader Jordan Ogletree
215 yds (3 TD, 14 REC)
Daylon Land
29 TAK (20 solo, 4.5 TFL, 1.5 SK)
Defense Vincent Hill
37 TAK (24 solo, 3.5 TFL,1 SK)

Morehouse vs. Tuskegee: Series history

Morehouse and Tuskegee first met on the gridiron in 1902. The programs have met 111 time since then, but 2022 will mark the 86th edition of the classic and the second time that the classic will be played in Birmingham, moving from its Columbus, Georgia home. Last year, Morehouse defeated Tuskegee 31-15 as Legion Field hosted the Morehouse-Tuskegee classic for the first time. Tuskegee holds a 73-30-7 all-time series lead. 

Here's a history of the series over the last decade:

Date Winner Loser Score Site
10/9/2021 Morehouse Tuskegee 31-15 Birmingham, AL
10/12/2019 Tuskegee Morehouse 21-10 Columbus, GA
10/6/2018 Morehouse Tuskegee 30-24 Columbus, GA
10/7/2017 Tuskegee Morehouse 23-17 Columbus, GA
10/8/2016 Tuskegee Morehouse 28-19 Columbus, GA
10/10/2015 Tuskegee Morehouse 35-7 Columbus, GA
10/11/2014 Tuskegee Morehouse 49-0 Columbus, GA
10/12/2013 Tuskegee Morehouse 54-10 Columbus, GA
10/6/2012 Tuskegee Morehouse 21-14 Columbus, GA

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