Sophomore quarterback Kalen Johnson scored four touchdowns as the Howard University Bison won their first game of the season, 55-9, over the Savannah State University Tigers on Oct. 31 in Washington, D.C.
The win snapped a seven-game losing slump for the Bison (1-7 overall, 1-6 against the Mid-Eastern Athletic Association (MEAC)).
Howard took control of the game from the start, ending the first quarter with a 20-point lead. Johnson tossed two of his four touchdown passes in that opening quarter, including a 47-yarder to senior receiver Myles Williams. Johnson completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 209 yards; the sophomore signal-caller also rushed for a touchdown as Howard racked up 133 yards on the ground.
Savannah State (1-6 overall, 1-4 MEAC) struggled against Howard’s defense, scoring only a field goal and a single touchdown.
Next: Howard will face non-conference opponent Stony Brook University on Nov. 7 in Stony Brook, N.Y