NORFOLK, Va., – Following an exciting finish to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football season, the Morgan State Bears (7-5, 6-2 MEAC) earns a share of the conference’s title and be awarded the MEAC’s automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division I Championship.
The Bears, led by first year head coach Lee Hull, defeated Delaware State 69-7 to remain in the hunt for the title and berth.
The win, combined with a loss by North Carolina A&T State to North Carolina Central, 21-14, sealed the playoff opportunity for the Bears.
This will be the first MEAC football title, outright or share, for the Bears and their first berth to the NCAA Division I Championship.
Morgan State vaulted to the top of the five-way tiebreaker process based on wins over tied conference opponents North Carolina Central and South Carolina State.
Along with Morgan State, Bethune-Cookman, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central and South Carolina State, all finishing at 6-2 in MEAC play, will share the conference title.
This is the first time in conference history that five teams earned a share the title.
The last time multiple teams earned a share of the MEAC title was in 2010 when Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M and South Carolina State were all named co-champions.
The 2014 NCAA Division I Championship selection show will take place on Sunday, November 23 at 11 a.m. (ET) on ESPNU and ESPN Watch App.