Photo: Mark Sutton/Hampton Athletics

HAMPTON, Va. – Visiting Virginia Union scored the last 22 points of the game as they defeated Hampton University 36-17 on Saturday night.

The Panthers scored twice in under a minute of the first quarter as Khalid Morris threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Charles Hall and then a 40-yard scoring pass to Taybus Taylor as the guests raced out to a 14-0 lead with 3:01 left.

Hampton scored all of its points in the second quarter as Deondre Francois connected with Jadakis Bonds on a 49-yard scoring pass at the 13:40 mark as Hampton trailed 14-7. Francois finished a 99-yard, 11-play scoring drive with a one-yard plunge to tie the game at 14 with 8:19 left. A 32-yard field goal by Evan Lomax at the halftime horn gave Hampton a 17-14 advantage.

Virginia Union used a pair of td passes from Morris in the second half to Charles Hall 28 yards and 44 yards along with a pair of Jefferson Souza field goals of 29 and 30 yards to help take command.

Taylor had 159 yards to lead Virginia Union on the ground, while Shai McKenzie ran 25 times for 112 yards to lead Hampton in the backfield.

Hampton now hits the road for its next two games starting in Chicago at the Chicago Football Classic when they face Howard at Soldier Field on September 14 at 4:30 pm EST.

Courtesy: Hampton Athletics


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