Bowie State Cruises by Benedict, 31-14

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The Bowie State University (BSU) Bulldogs cruised to their second straight win, manhandling the Benedict College Tigers, 31-14, in a Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) football matchup Sept. 10 in Bowie, Md.

The Bulldogs put on an offensive clinic, racking up 473 yards against the Tigers. Bowie quarterback senior Andre Johnson completed 12 of 20 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver James Proctor in the third quarter.

Junior Clifton Budd also saw action at quarterback, completing 7 of 15 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown pass that gave Bowie State their first points of the game. BSU junior running back Ramono Flowers also had a strong performance, rushing for 144 yards on 23 carries.

Bowie State senior linebacker Delano Johnson led the game with eight tackles, while senior teammate Bakarie Bayoh followed six tackles.

“We didn't get an opportunity to really practice this week because of the bad weather, but the guys responded and made plays when we needed to,” said BSU head coach Damon Wilson. “If we can eliminate the penalties and get better in the red zone, I believe we'll have a good year.”

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Bowie State looks to advance to 3-0 as they prepare for a CIAA faceoff against Shaw University Sept. 17 in Bowie, Md.