Howard saved its best game of the season for what was a historic day for the program.
Bison Quinton Williams threw two touchdown passes to lead an offense that racked up 369 total yards in a 35-6 win over Morgan State to claim a share of the MEAC championship.
Howard’s first-place finish is the first for the Bison since 1993 when the program won the Black college national title.
The Bison (5-6, 4-1) finished tied with North Carolina Central for first place but North Carolina Central won the head-to-head matchup with Howard and claimed the league’s automatic bid to the Celebration Bowl.
Alfonzo Graham — the MEAC’s leading rusher — had 111 yards rushing for the Bears (4-7, 2-3), but the Howard defense held Morgan State quarterbacks Roderick Walker and Duce Taylor to only 67 total yards passing.