Jett Duffey threw for 3 touchdowns, together with a 95-yarder to Hezekiah Grimsley as Hampton defeated Howard 48-32 before 14,000 followers on Saturday all through the inaugural Truth and Service Classic.

The 95-yard hookup from Duffey to Grimsley, who made the catch at about his non-public 25 and outran the protection the remainder of the best approach, was the longest scoring cross in, not merely Hampton’s, however Big South Conference historic earlier.

Saturday’s 96th matchup between the 2 HBCU packages was the primary college soccer recreation carried out at Audi Field, residence of the D.C. United of Major League Soccer. It was furthermore the fifth straight for Hampton all through the so-called Battle of the Real HU.

Vice President Kamala Harris, a Howard alumna, made a shock look and walked onto the sphere for the pregame coin toss. It was gained by Howard, which deferred to Hampton. Symone Sanders, a spokeswoman for Harris, tweeted {{a photograph}} after the toss of the gold-and-blue coin that had the phrases “Kamala D. Harris” and “49th Vice President of the United States” printed on it.

Hampton took benefit of three Howard turnovers all through the second half to place a long way on the Bison.

Trailing merely 21-17 after a half, Howard opened the third quarter with the ball however Hampton’s KeShaun Moore tipped a cross and picked it off, organising a Keyondre White TD run. White ran for 3 touchdowns all through the recreation.

A fumble restoration led to a Darran Butts 42-yard TD run and a 42-17 Hampton lead.

Howard obtained proper right here as shut as 42-32 with two fast touchdowns — a Kasey Hawthorne reception in the long run zone (plus a two-point conversion cross) and Jarett Hunter’s 8-yard run three minutes later.