NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Nolan Grooms threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns, leading Yale to a 45-3 romp over Morgan State on Saturday.
Grooms added 87 yards rushing to lead the Bulldogs (2-2), giving him a total of 450 yards. He completed 29 of 38 passes. Two of his touchdowns went to Mason Tipton, who caught nine passes for 136 yards.
Morgan State quarterback Dominique Anthony was just 9-of-15 passing for 92 yards with an interception.
Yale outgained Morgan State 521-204 total yards.
Morgan State (1-4) took a 3-0 lead on a 39-yard field goal by Beckett Leary early in the second quarter before Grooms threw two TD passes for a 17-3 halftime lead. The Bulldogs broke it open with 201 yards in a 28-point third quarter that was capped by Joseph Vaughn’s pick-6.
The game was billed as the 2023 NAACP Harmony Classic. Yale honored Levi Jackson, who in 1950 was the first Black captain of the football team and the first full-season Black captain in any varsity sport among the eight Ivy League institutions.
Calvin Hill served as honorary captain for Yale and Mark Washington was honorary captain for the Bears.