CIAA Football Week in Review - Week 9
CIAA Sports Information Office | 10/25/2010, 9:52 a.m.
BOWIE STATE DOWNS ECSU TO STAY IN DIVISION TITLE HUNT
The Bowie State Bulldogs came into Saturday's game with division rival Elizabeth City State as the CIAA's second ranked defensive unit; holding opponents to just under 230 yards a game. That vaunted defense was put to the test yesterday as ECSU's Vikings rolled up 507 yards of total offense. But BSU capitalized on turnovers, got a huge play from their special teams and made key red zone stops to pull out a 20-12 victory over the Vikings and stay within striking distance of Northern Division leading Virginia State.
Joseph Goins gave the Bulldogs (5-4, 5-1 CIAA) an early lead when he blocked a Danny Hemrich punt attempt and returned it five yards for a touchdown to give Bowie State a
7-0 first quarter lead. On their next possession, Bowie State put together a 7-play, 94-yard drive that was finished off by quarterback Clifton Budd's 38-yard touchdown run as the Bulldogs led 14-0 with 3:20 left in the quarter. Kevin Swain put ECSU (4-4, 3-2 CIAA) on the scoreboard with a 22-yard run. The PAT attempt was blocked and Bowie State led 14-6 after one quarter.
In the second quarter the Vikings got down inside the Bowie State five-yard twice and on both occasions came away with no points. On their first trip, tailback Daronte McNeill was dropped on 4th and goal from the one-yard line. Two possessions later, ECSU quarterback Creven Powell would connect with Billy Wiggins on a twenty-yard pass that Wiggins fumbled near the BSU goal line.
The Bulldogs would recover the fumble in the end zone for a touchback. That turnover led to what would be Bowie State's final points of the day, as Budd capped a 9-play, 80-yard drive with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Derrick McPhearson off a fake field goal attempt as the second quarter expired to give the Bulldogs a 20-6 halftime lead.
Elizabeth City State would get the only points of the second half on their opening possession of the third quarter on McNeill's short touchdown run. Devon Pike's PAT attempt was blocked and the Vikings trailed 20-12 with 10:35 left in the quarter. Defense would dominate the rest of way.
The Vikings blew a golden scoring opportunity late in the third when McNeill coughed up the ball at the BSU one-yard line and Terrence Peete recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchback. ECSU was also stopped on two attempts to convert on fourth downs in the fourth quarter as Bowie State held on for an important Northern Division win.
Budd led the Bulldogs' offensive efforts with 200 yards passing and a touchdown. For the Vikings, Powell was 20-35 for 305 yards passing while Dexter Manley caught four passes for 101 yards and McNeill rushed for 155 yards and a score. Defensively, the Bulldogs were led by the trio of Sterling Grant-Jones, Delano Johnson and Terence Peete, who combined for 33 tackles and two fumble recoveries. Bowie State will return to action on November 6 in their regular season finale at Chowan, while ECSU will play host to Chowan on Saturday October 30.
BOWIE STATE 20 - ELIZABETH CITY STATE 12
FAYETTEVILLE STATE 59 - LIVINGSTONE 6
SAINT AUGUSTINE'S 34 - JOHNSON C. SMITH 24
SHAW 35 - CHOWAN 14
VIRGINIA STATE 42 - LINCOLN 0
VIRGINIA UNION 39 - SAINT PAUL'S 28
WINSTON-SALEM ST. 21- UNC-PEMBROKE 7
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
2010 Football Standings
Through games of October 24, 2010
---- W L PCT W L PCT
Bowie State 5 1 0.833 5 4 0.556
Virginia State 4 1 0.800 6 2 0.750
Elizabeth City State 3 2 0.600 4 4 0.500
Chowan 3 2 0.600 3 5 0.375
Virginia Union 3 3 0.500 3 5 0.375
Saint Paul's 1 4 0.200 1 7 0.125
Lincoln (PA) 0 5 0.000 1 7 0.125
---- W L PCT W L PCT
Saint Augustine's 5 0 1.000 7 1 0.875
Shaw 5 0 1.000 6 2 0.750
Winston-Salem State 5 1 0.833 8 1 0.889
Fayetteville State 2 3 0.400 3 5 0.375
Johnson C. Smith 0 5 0.000 1 7 0.125
Livingstone 0 5 0.000 0 9 0.000
CIAA Tie-Breaker Procedure:
-->1. Head to Head Competition
-->2. Divisional Record
-->3. Common Conference Opponents
-->4. Coin Toss
October's Upcoming Games: Oct. 30
Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
Johnson C. Smith University
Fayetteville State University
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University
Winston-Salem State University
St. Augustine's College
Lincoln University (PA)
St. Paul's College
Lincoln University, PA