The Bowie State University (BSU) Bulldogs claimed a 2-1 record after winning their home opener, 16-10, over the Concord University Mountain Lions on Sept. 21 in Bowie, Md.
Better known for its explosive offense, Bowie State relied on its defense against Concord as the Bulldogs held on to a close victory that wasn’t earned until the very end of the game.
Bowie State led 16-10 with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Concord had four different chances to score a go-ahead touchdown win the game, but the Bulldogs held off Concord each time to secure the win. One of BSU’s defensive stops came on the final play of the game, when the Bulldogs forced an incompletion on a potential game-winning touchdown to end regulation.
BSU redshirt sophomore linebacker Antoine Young, a Washington, D.C. native from Suitland High, led his team with 14 tackles, including eight solo tackles.
Redshirt junior running back Keith Brown scored both of Bowie State’s touchdowns; the Temple Hills, Md. native rushed for a career-high 149 yards.
Next up: Bowie State will host Central Interscholastic Athletic Association opponent St. Augustine on Sept. 28 in Bowie, Md.