Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bowie State Cruises to 41-23 Road Win at Lincoln (Pa.)

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pennsylvania – Bowie State moved one step closer to the CIAA Northern Division title after pounding Lincoln University 41-23 on Saturday night. The win sets the Bulldogs overall record at 5-3, 5-1 in CIAA play and 3-1 in the North.

Lincoln (Pa.) (1-8, 0-6 CIAA, 0-4 North) got on the board first at the 9:46 mark of the first quarter, via a 29-yard field goal by Cody Waddell to take the early 3-0 lead.

Bowie State answers with 2:52 left in the first quarter on an Amir Hall (Bowie, Md.) 22-yard quarterback keeper. Gene Carson (Accokeek, Md.) added the extra point to give the Bulldogs a 7-3 lead. Maurice Williams (Baltimore, Md.) scored on a 1-yard touchdown run at the 10:53 mark of the second quarter to give Bowie State a 14-3 lead.

The Bulldogs took the opening possession of the third quarter 65 yards in just three plays, capped off by a 22-yard Hall to Brandon Britton (Columbia, Md.) pass, catch and score to give Bowie State a 20-6 advantage. Adam Gillis (Lanham, Md.) scored his first touchdown of the season on a 19-yard run to push the Bulldogs lead to 27-3 with 9:51 to go in the third quarter.

Lincoln's Stephen Scott rushed for a 2-yard touchdown but the Kahri Nquzi extra point was no good, leaving the Lions trailing at 27-9.

Bowie State quickly responded when Daryl Jasper (Capital Heights, Md.) recorded his first touchdown reception of the season, hauling in a Hall pass and breaking tackles along the Bulldogs sideline to score from 32 yards out with 2:40 left in the third quarter.

Lincoln (Pa.) wasn't done as Jason Epps completed a 3-yard pass to Jody Thomas to make the score 34-16 to open the fourth quarter scoring.

Bowie State's Hall walked in for a 2-yard touchdown with 8:03 left in the game to pad the Bowie State lead at 41-16.

With most of the Bowie State starters done for the night, Lincoln (Pa.) put together a five-play, 74 yard drive, when Epps hooked with Andre Price for a 25-yard score that accounted for the final margin of 41-23 with 5:17 remaining in the game.

Sophomore Robert Chesson (Annapolis, Md.) accounted for a game-high and career-best 184 rushing yards and senior Nyme Manns (Baltimore, Md.) was Bowie State's leading receiver with 105 reception yards on nine catches and went over 1,000 reception yards for the season. Hall threw for a game-high 294 passing yards on 21-of-34 passing and two touchdowns.

Graduate student Kevaugn Townsend (Fort Washington, Md.) tallied a game-high 11 total tackles (7 solo and 4 assisted), which included four tackles for a loss of 13 yards. Fellow graduate student Antoine Young (Washington, D.C.) was responsible for nine total tackles.

Epps paced the Lincoln (Pa.) Lions on the offensive side of the ball with 246 passing yards, completing 20-of-37 passes (one interception) and two touchdowns, but was sacked four times.

Tony Jones paced the Lions defensive with a team-high nine tackles while Deon Miller, Kevin Norris and Rhamir Thomas added eight tackles each in the loss.

The Bulldogs will close out the regular season next Saturday (11/5) hosting the Vikings of Elizabeth City State University on Senior Day at 1 p.m.



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