Junior quarterback Trevon Bennett tossed two touchdown passes and redshirt-senior running back Keith Brown ran for a game-high 102 rushing yards to lead the Bowie State Bulldogs to their first win of the season, a 24-0 shutout over Johnson C. Smith (JCU) on Oct. 4 in Bowie, Md.
The Bulldogs used stout defense to hold Johnson C. Smith scoreless throughout four quarters. JCU produced a mere 240 total yards of offense, 134 yards passing and 106 yards rushing, and didn’t come near the end zone all game.
Meanwhile, Bowie State generated 457 total yards of offense. Graduate student Kendall Jefferson scored the first touchdown of the game and Bennett scored the Bulldogs’ next two touchdowns to put the game away.
Bennett finished with 173 yards and two touchdown passes on 15 of 29 pass attempts completed; Brown had 102 yards on 22 carries and also caught a touchdown pass from Bennett.
Bowie State (1-4 overall, 1-1 in the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association) will travel to Murfreesboro, N.C., to face Chowan University on Oct. 11.