WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior Robert Chesson scored two rushing touchdowns and junior Amir Hall rushed for one touchdown as Bowie State University (2-0) defeated #19 Winston-Salem State University (1-1) 31-13 on Saturday afternoon at Bowman Gray Stadium.
Chesson ended the contest as the games' leading ground gainer with 95 yards on 19 carries. Hall completed 11-of-14 passes for 94 yards while junior Lansana Sesay had a team-high four receptions for 46 yards and senior Kerrick Pollock caught two passes for 35 yards.
Tops on defense for Bowie State were sophomores William Flowers, III and Tommar Phillips along with senior Johnny Littlejohn (Silver Spring, Md.) with five tackles each.
Rod Tinsley led the Winston-Salem State offense with 100 passing yards, completing 16-of-29 (one intercepton). Tinley also led the Rams with 65 rushing yards on eight carries. The Rams were led on defense by Jarell Bright with a game-high 14 tackles.
"Our guys played with a lot of energy throughout the game and that's what it's going to take to win ball games in this conference", said Bowie State head coach Damon Wilson.
The Bulldogs early season travels continue next Saturday (Sept. 16) as Bowie State takes on the Falcons of Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh (N.C.). Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. at SAU's George Williams Complex.