BSU Bulldogs Are a Force to be Reckoned With
By Jamal Henderson
The Bulldogs of Bowie State University put the Blue Bears of Livingstone College into hibernation with a 51-0 mockery of their football program. Three different running backs had well over 100 yards rushing with junior Rodney Webb out of Baltimore's Milford Mills Academy leading the way with a career-high 161 yards in 17 carries.
Bowie State stands at 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the CIAA. They didn't start the game off invincible. It wasn't until Webb scored the first of his two touchdowns at the 3:21 mark on Bowie State's second possession of the game. Red shirt sophomore Tariq Jones rushed for a 24 yard score in the second quarter for the Bulldogs' second score of the game and they never looked back for the rest of the afternoon.
Jones finished the game with 119 yards on 9 carries meanwhile sophomore Michael Gagne had a productive afternoon converting 7-7 extra points towards the outing. After half-time lead of 14-0 the offense got hungrier and the defense got stingier.
Webb scored his second touchdown of the afternoon midway through the third quarter and freshman Romano Flowers from Largo, Md. with an impressive 10 rushes for 149 scored his first of his collegiate career touchdown towards the end of the third.
The defense of Bowie State pitched a shout out swarming around the Blue Bear offense all afternoon. Senior Yusef Dorman-El out of Dunbar High School in Baltimore created a safety after sacking backup quarterback Bryan Aycoth. Sophomore Terence Peete Jr. gained an interception for his stats while freshman Chuba Anekwe had a team high six tackles to go along with a half sack and a forced fumble.
The Bulldogs' defense gave Livingstone's quarterback Steven Williams, who was 9-29 with 2 interceptions, a tough time recording eight sacks as a team. Freshman Brandon Thomas led with 2.5 sacks for 41 yards.
The Blue Bears are now 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the CIAA. The rushing attack was limited as well with an ineffective 58 yards for the entire afternoon. Freshman Jacob Davis led the defense with a team high of 11 tackles. Bowie State's aerial was solid as well. Freshmen quarterbacks Tyrae Reid and Emmanuel Yeager split time with 129 yards together. Sophomore Seth Minter led the team's receivers with four receptions for 40 yards and senior Larry Dixon had 3 catches for 27 yards.