The Bowie State University Bulldogs successfully bounced back from a three-game losing slump with a 55-6 beating of the Livingstone Bears. BSU suffered the first three weeks of the season, scoring little points while struggling defensively as well. Combine that with turnovers and Bowie State was off to a poor 0-3 start to the season.

But on Sept.18 the Bulldogs earned its first win of the season as they racked up 207 yards on the ground and 323 yards in total offense. 

The defensive unit returned to its smack-you-in-the-face style that made BSU one of the best defensive teams in the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association. Bowie State allowed only 144 yards of total offense for the Bears, with only 21 of those yards coming on the ground.

As for offense, the Bulldogs had only scored 28 points in the first three games of the season, but they almost doubled that in one Saturday alone.

Quarterback Clifton Budd led the team, completing 8-of-15 passes for 106 yards and four touchdowns.

The Bulldogs will use the win as momentum going into their first home game of the season against the Virginia Union Panthers. This will also be their first game on the stadium’s new field turf.