The Bowie State Bulldogs celebrated their Senior Day in grand fashion, demolishing Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, 76-19, on Nov. 2 at the Bulldogs Stadium in Bowie, Md.
Bowie State’s 76 points, however, were the second most points scored in a game in the school history; in 1975, the Bulldogs scored 83 points in a win over Farleigh Dickinson. The Bulldogs also nearly set a new school record in yards gained, racking up 557 yards against Lincoln.
The Bulldogs scored the first points of the game on a blocked field goal that was returned 70 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Redshirt sophomore Kendall Jefferson rushed for another touchdown and Bowie State kicked a field goal to score 17 points in the first quarter.
Lincoln, nevertheless, kept pace early as quarterback Doug Cook scored two touchdowns to cut Bowie’s lead to 17-13 at the end of the opening quarter. But Bowie responded with 35 unanswered points in the second quarter to build a 52-13 lead by halftime. The Bulldogs continued scoring in the second half, putting up 24 more points in the third and fourth quarter.
Junior running back Keith Brown led Bowie State with 143 yards and a touchdown. Senior quarterback Jared Johnston completed 13 of 23 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Johnston is now Bowie State’s all-time single season passing yards leader with 1,554 passing yards recorded this year.
Johnston joined 14 other Bowie State seniors who were honored with framed jerseys prior to the game. The other seniors honored include cornerback Darius Clair, offensive linemen Omar Fahnbulleh, Malcolm Speller, Sean Garland, Anthony Gary, Jr., Steven Marks and Jonathan Mason, defensive tackles Oladimeji Layeni and Oluwadamiloa Omotade, tight end Prince Onuoha, and defensive backs Dwayne Price, Eric Walters and Delante White.
Bowie State’s record improved to 4-5 overall, and 2-4 against the Central Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Bulldogs will play their season finale against Elizabeth City College on Nov. 9 at Elizabeth City, N.C.