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DURHAM, N.C. – Bowie State University sophomore Amir Hall (Bowie, Md.) threw for a game-high 346 yards, completing 32-of-45 passes (5 TD’s) and redshirt senior Jordan Garrison (Baltimore, Md.) had a game-high seven receptions for 65 yards in the Bulldogs’ 55-13 win in Saturday's CIAA opener at Shaw University. Hall’s five touchdowns tied his own school record.bsu bulldog

With the win, Bowie State moves to 2-2, overall, and 1-0 in league play. The Bears of Shaw drop to 0-4 and 0-1 in conference action.

Sophomore Robert Chesson (Annapolis, Md.) rushed for a game-high 89 yards on 12 carries while Anthony Squire (District Heights, Md.) and redshirt freshman Brandon Abrams (Baltimore, Md.) accounted for 47 yards apiece in the lopsided victory.

The Bulldogs put together a 99-yard drive late the first quarter when Hall connected with sophomore Anfernee Perry (Oxon Hill, Md.) for a 25-yard touchdown to give Bowie State a 7-0 lead over Shaw with eight seconds left in the first quarter.

Bowie State pushed the score to 14-0 at the 12:08 mark of the second quarter on a Hall to Chesson 11-yard pass and catch. Sophomore Adam Gillis (Lanham, Md.) recovered a fumble in the Shaw end zone following a mishandled punt return, increasing the Bulldogs lead to 21-0 over the Bears with 11:53 left in the first half.

BSU’s Smith recorded his first touchdown of the season, hauling in a 50 yard pass from Hall with 2:20 left in the first half, extending the Bulldogs lead to 28-0. Hall and Smith teamed up again with 1:37 left in the second quarter to give the Bulldogs a 35-0 stronghold.

Shaw avoided the shutout late in the second quarter when Vidal Woodruff threw a screen pass to Daren Jones for a 43 yard touchdown with 20.6 seconds on the first half clock.

The Bulldogs wasted no time finding the Shaw Bears end zone to start the second half. Hall threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game at the 11:48 mark of the third quarter to Chesson from 8-yards out to pad the Bowie State lead at 42-7.

The Bowie State increased to 45-7 at the 7:26 mark of the third quarter following a 41-yard Carson field goal.

Redshirt freshman Brandon Adams (Baltimore, Md.) recorded his first career touchdown with 14:10 remaining in the game after a 3-yard score to push the Bowie State lead to 52-7.

Shaw’s Uriah Bethea punched it in for six with 12:43 remaining in the game to set the score at 55-13.

The Bulldogs put the final nail in the Shaw Bears coffin with 3:52 remaining in the game following a 29-yard field goal by Carson to account for the final margin.

Bowie State’s defensive charge was led by senior Jaylen Powell (Greenbelt, Md.) with five total tackles followed by sophomore Kyle Jackson (Upper Marlboro, Md.) and freshmen John Johnson (Washington, D.C.) and Victor Mack with four tackles each.

The Shaw Bears were led offensively by Woodruff’s 137 passing yards (15-28-1) while Jvonn Hudson along with Andrew Cash paced the defense with 12 and 10 tackles respectively.

As for team stats, Bowie State rolled up 555 yards of total offense compared to 251 for Shaw and controlled a 40:33 to 19:27 possession time advantage.

The Bulldogs return to action next Saturday (October 1st) hosting the Broncos of Fayetteville State University at 6 p.m.

~Bowie State Athletic Communications


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