The Bowie State Bulldogs fell to 0-3 after losing a 37-34 nail-biter to Concord University on Sept. 20 in Athens, W. Va.
Bowie State erased a four-score deficit after trailing 24-0 at halftime, and nearly pulled off the comeback by outscoring Concord, 34-13, in the second half. But Concord scored just enough in the fourth quarter to hold off the Bulldogs.
Concord quarterback Brian Novak kicked off Concord’s fast and successful start to the game. Novak tossed four touchdowns, three in the first half alone, and finished with 376 yards.
Bulldogs senior quarterback Trevon Bennett came off the bench for Bowie State and sparked the second half comeback, scoring four touchdowns. Bennett passed for 349 yards and three touchdowns, and also ran for a touchdown.
Bowie State (0-3) will face its first Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) action of the season on Sept. 27 when they face undefeated Livingston College (3-0) in Salisbury, N.C.