Bowie falls on late FG

Bulldogs lose 17-0 lead in CIAA title game

N. Carolina Cen. 26 Bowie State 23

College football

November 06, 2005

Brandon Gilbert kicked four field goals, including a 30-yarder with three seconds left yesterday to give North Carolina Central a 26-23 win over Bowie State for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship.

It's the first title for the Eagles since 1980.

N.C. Central (10-1) won after rallying from deficits of 17-0 at the half and 23-10 in the third quarter.

Bowie State's Isaac Redman, the CIAA's rushing leader, carried 28 times for 112 yards and opened the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run.

The Bulldogs' (8-3) final points came when Lamar Manigo hit Glenn Thomas for a 46-yard score with 3:45 left in the third quarter, the second time the pair connected on a scoring pass.

Gilbert kicked a 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the third quarter and added a 23-yarder a little more than a minute later to make it 23-16.

North Carolina Central tied the score on Julius McClellan's 60-yard touchdown catch from Adrian Warren with 7:41 left in the game.

Greg Pruitt led N.C. Central's ground game with 99 yards on 21 carries.

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