After a strong 3-0 start to their season, the Bowie State Bulldogs have now lost three straight games. Their latest loss was suffered 49-20 against Fairmount State University (FSU) on Oct. 6 in Fairmount, West Virginia. Fairmount State led by 29 points at halftime, and then scored 20 more points in the second half, the most points surrendered in a single game by Bowie State since 2007.
“Tonight we just got beat by a better team and were bitten a little by the injury bug”, said BSU head coach Damon Wilson. “We lost five starters on defense and we had some guys playing that hadn't played all year … Fairmont State was 4-1 (now 5-1) for a reason.”
The Bulldogs (3-3 overall) scored the first points of the game on a short touchdown pass by senior quarterback Andre Johnson. But Fairmount State quickly responded with its own touchdown pass from quarterback Logan Moore, who finished the game completing 10-of-21 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns, including a 44-yard touchdown pass at the top o the second quarter.
FSU controlled the remainder of the game with its running game and defense; running back Daniel Monroe led all rushers with 144 yards on 19 carries, including two touchdowns scored in the second quarter. On defense, Fairmount also scored a touchdown on a forced fumble and recovery, which was picked up and ran by Brian
Turner for the score. FSU’s Scott Davidson and J. Condinanzo both made key interceptions on defense, and Garrett Davis led the game with nine tackles, including four for a loss of yardage.
Bulldogs’ Johnson passed for a season-high 200 yards and a touchdown on 21-of-35 passes completed and senior James Proctor recorded 235 yards from scrimmage despite the loss.
Bowie State will now try to earn their first win since early September when they take on Central Interscholastic Athletic Association opponent Lincoln University on Oct. 14.