WASHINGTON, D.C. (www.howard-bison.com) - Howard University quarterback Jamie Cunningham has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for his performance in Saturday's 30-29 come-from-behind win over Morehouse College in the Second Annual AT&T Nation's Football Classic at RFK Stadium on Sept. 1.
The 6-4, 205-pound freshman from Greensboro, N.C., came off the bench in the fourth quarter to rally the Bison to victory. First, he engineered an 89-yard drive that gave his team the brief lead at 23-22. After Morehouse scored on a 72-yard TD on the ensuing possession to regain the lead at 29-23, Cunningham was faced with the challenge of having to rally his team again with less than two minutes remaining and no timeouts.
Playing in his first action as a collegian, Cunningham calmly put together the game-winning drive, culminating it with a 13-yard TD pass to tight end David Wilson with 22 seconds remaining to give Howard the season-opening victory.
For his accomplishment, Cunningham was named the game's MVP.
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