Hampton versus Howard

Yesterday the Pirates of Hampton University took on the Bison of Howard University. It was a slow game, with the Bison leading 7-0 in the first quarter. The Pirates struggled and continued on without scoring a single touch down even up till half time when the Hampton University “Marching Force” took the field for their half time show. The “Marching Force” gave a stellar performance playing the latest hits including Chris Brown’s “Take You Down” and Rick Ross’s “Here I Am”.  Howard University’s “Showtime” marching band also performed giving Hampton and Howard fans alike an energetic performance of fan favorites from artists like Soulja Boy and Akon. After halftime the Pirates seemed to be recharged until an unexpected power outage caused several of the lights at Armstrong stadium to go out. “I was suprised when the lights went out,” says senior broadcast journalism major Randi Mcclain, “I thought it was a joke at first!”.  The lights were far from a joke however, and after a brief 50 minute intermission to fix the problem, the Pirates proved themselves far from a laughing matter as well. Carlo Turvani scored a huge 19 yard field goal in the third quarter that seemed to spark the Pirates back to life. In just 3 minutes, the Pirates scored three more times leaving both Hampton and Howard fans amazed.  Herb Bynes scored a touchdown in the third quarter and despite a touch down for Howard University, Hampton University senior Kevin Teel came back with another touchdown for Hampton University.  “I can’t believe the comeback we’re making,” exclaimed senior marketing major Alisha Glover from Dover, Delaware. “Im shocked!” The Pirates continued on to win the game beating the Howard Unviersity Bison, 38 to 27.









-Danielle Canada