Bowie stuns CIAA champ Virginia Union

Bulldogs defense sharp in 19-8 victory, keeping conference hopes alive


October 06, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In a game with major implications in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Eastern Division race, Bowie State took apart defending CIAA champion Virginia Union, 19-8, yesterday in Bowie.

The Bulldogs (4-2, 3-1) entered the game knowing a loss would have all but eliminated them from contention in the divisional race.

The Bulldogs defense gave up a 65-yard touchdown at the 5:41 mark of the first quarter but dominated after that.

Quarterback Maurice Hill came off the bench in the second half and threw for three scores - two to running back Caleb Cranke - to push the team past the Panthers (3-2, 2-1).

"Today was a team effort," said coach Henry Frazier. "The defense was outstanding except for the one play in the first quarter, and in the second half the offense came out and got things done."

Defensive end Charles Alston had nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery, and Damian Walker finished with five tackles, three of which were sacks. He also forced a fumble and recovered another.

Atcheson Conway had six tackles, a sack and an interception, and linebacker Chris Glass had seven tackles.

For the game, Hill was 5-for-7 for 87 yards and three touchdowns.

Julius Jordan led the Bulldogs' balanced rushing attack with 51 yards, and Cranke helped out with 44 yards.

The Bulldogs will face Hampton on Saturday.

McDaniel 35, Muhlenberg 14: On the strength of 21 second-quarter points and a strong ground attack, the Green Terror (4-1, 3-0 Centennial Conference) handed the visiting Mules (4-1, 2-1) their first loss of the season.

Jason Hartman (Eastern Tech) rushed for a career-high 163 yards and three touchdowns to spearhead McDaniel's ground game, which gained 295 yards.

Quarterback John Luster (South Carroll) was steady through the air, connecting on 16 of 27 attempts for 180 yards and a touchdown.

The Green Terror scored on back-to-back possessions in the second quarter to break a scoreless tie, then answered a Muhlenberg touchdown with a 77-yard drive that ended with a game-sealing 17-yard touchdown catch by Joe Ellis (Oakland Mills).

Salisbury 41, Gallaudet 12: Senior fullback Reggie Boyce rushed for a season-high 155 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Sea Gulls (5-0) to a non-conference road win and their best start since 1986.

Salisbury, which ranks second in the nation in rushing offense, finished with 386 yards on the ground as 11 players had at least one carry.

The Sea Gulls defense recorded three sacks and limited Gallaudet (1-4) to four first downs.

Frostburg State 48, Oberlin 14: The Bobcats (2-2) ended a two-game slide with a road win over the Yeomen (1-3).

Junior Edward Kearney (Calvert Hall) ran for 185 yards and a pair of touchdowns and junior Grant Burrough (C.M. Wright) tossed two touchdowns and added a third on the ground to lead the win.

The Bobcats posted season-highs with 57 rushing attempts for 293 yards. The defense allowed a season-low 235 total yards.

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