Senior running back Keith Brown ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns, and graduate student Kendall Jefferson added 129 rushing yards and another touchdown as the Bowie State Bulldogs made easy work of the Lincoln University (LU) Lions in a 28-7 victory on Nov. 1 at LU Stadium in Lincoln, Pa.
Bowie State improved to 4-5 overall and 4-2 against Central Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAA) opponents.
Bowie State got rolling midway through the first quarter with a nine-yard touchdown run by Jefferson to take a 7-0 lead. Lincoln (1-8 overall, 0-6 CIAA) tied the score by intercepting a pass from Bowie State junior quarterback Trevon Bennett and returning the pick 45 yards for a defensive touchdown. Bennett was benched shortly after tossing a second pick and fumbling on yet another possession. Bowie State then began a rout of Lincoln, scoring 21 unanswered points over the remainder of the game.
Brown scored on a 12-yard touchdown run to retake the lead for Bowie State in the second quarter. Bennett’s replacement, graduate student Matthew Goggans, later tossed a 15-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver Gary Cropper to extend the Bulldogs’ lead to 21-7. Brown put the icing on the cake with a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to stamp the final score at 28-7.
Bowie State will play its final game of the season on Nov. 8 with a home matchup against Elizabeth City State (4-5 overall, 3-3 CIAA) in Bowie, Md. The game will also mark Bowie State’s Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.