Bowie State Defeats Elizabeth City in Season Finale


The Bowie State Bulldogs ended their 2013 football season with a 30-21 win on the road over Elizabeth City State on Nov. 9 at Elizabeth City, N.C.

It was Bowie State’s third straight win, helping the Bulldogs finish their season with a 5-5 overall record, although only 3-4 against the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA).

Bowie State led 21-7 by halftime after junior running back Keith Brown ran for three touchdowns in the first half.

Elizabeth City State tried to cut into the lead in the third quarter and trailed by only two points after a 33-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyrell Houghton. But Brown then ran for his fourth touchdown of the game, pushing the lead out to 30-21 in the final period.

Brown not only won the game for Bowie State, but also set a new school record with 230 rushing yards, the most recorded in a single game. Brown also eclipsed the 1,000 rushing yards mark, making him the first Bowie State player to rush for 1,000 yards in a single season since Nathaniel Queen ran for 1,212 in 2006.

Senior quarterback Jared Johnston had a decent performance, completing 14-of-20 passes for 113 yards.

Junior defensive back Eric Walters led the game with nine tackles.

Bowie State Defeats Elizabeth City in Season Finale

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