5th RANKED WINSTON-SALEM STATE RAMS ROLL 35-3 OVER BOWIE STATE
BOWIE, Md. – The defending CIAA and 2011 NCAA semifinalist Winston-Salem State University scored 21 points in the second half and rolled to a 35-3 victory over Bowie State University.
The Bulldogs fall to 3-2 on the season and 0-2 in the CIAA play, while Winston-Salem State improves to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the CIAA.
The Rams struck first on their very first possession of the game, going 64 yards in five plays before Kameron Smith threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Jahaunn Butler. Alejandro Suarez added the extra point for a 7-0 lead.
Bowie State wasted no cutting into the early first quarter Rams lead, taking the second possession 63 yards in six plays, but only managed three points on a 28-yard field goal by redshirt sophomore Mario Diaz-Aviles at the 8:54 mark. Unfortunately, those would be the only points the Bulldogs would score for the rest of the game.
Winston-Salem State’s Smith tossed his second touchdown pass of the game, this time from 25 yards out to Tehvyn Brantley early in the second quarter. Suarez converted the PAT to make the score 14-3 which is where the score stood going into halftime.
WSSU’s Smith threw his third touchdown pass of the afternoon to his third different receiver with Jamal Williams being on the receiving end for 25 yards and a 21-3 Rams lead at the 10:49 mark of the third quarter. The Rams increased their lead to 28-3 with 10 seconds left in the third as Smith connected for a 5-yard pass and catch to Jamie Degeare.
The Rams went to the air again for their final touchdown of the game with 6:08 left to play. Anthony Carrothers found Orlando Hatfield in the Bulldogs end zone for a 22-yard pass and catch and the Suarez extra point accounted for the final score of 35-3.
The Winston-Salem State Rams were led on offense by Kameron Crump with 267 passing yards, completing 20-of-32 with four touchdowns, but was sacked four times. Butler was the leading receiver for the Rams with 119 yards on five catches and Jamal Williams added 80 receiving yards on six catches. Matthew Browning recorded a team-high five tackles to lead the Rams defense.
As a team, Winston-Salem State rolled up 500 yards of total offense and ate up 37:32 of the available 60 minutes of clock.
Senior Douglas McNeil, III was Bowie State’s leading receiver with 74 yards on three receptions and sophomore Khari Lee added 33 reception yards on four catches. Redshirt freshman James Brown came off the Bulldogs bench to rush for a team-high 48 yards on nine carries. Bulldogs redshirt sophomore quarterback Jared Johnston completed 10-of-28 passes for 121 yards.
Redshirt junior Delante White led the way for the Bowie State defense, recording eight tackles. Redshirt freshmen Antoine Young and Cavin Murray added seven tackles each for the Bulldogs.
Bowie State struggled on third down conversions, managing just 3-of-15 compared to 11-of-17 for Winston-Salem State. The BSU Bulldogs were held to a season-low 246 yards of total offense.
Bowie State will hit the road next Saturday (October 6th), making a stop in Murfreesboro (N.C.) to face the surging Hawks of Chowan University at 6 pm.
Bowie State places 9th and 13th at HBCU Cross Country Challenge
CARY, N.C. -- Ndjami Chick led the Bowie State University men's cross country team to a 9th place finish (201 points) at the HBCU Challenge with a time of 27:53.9. Norfolk State won the men's division with a score of 19 points, followed by North Carolina A&T in second (114 points) and Saint Augustine's in third (120 points).
The Bowie State women's cross country team placed 13th overall (327 points) out of the 16 competing teams. Brittany Williams was the first BSU Lady Bulldogs runner to complete the course with a time of 21:27.5. Hampton's Lady Pirates claimed the top spot (52 points) followed by Winston-Salem State in second (123 points) and South Carolina State rounded out the top three with a score of 134 points.