BALTIMORE—Bowie State University quarterback Amir Hall came through once again when the Bulldogs needed him.
The senior completed 33 of 49 passes for 370 yards and two touchdowns as Bowie State defeated Virginia Union University, 27-13, in a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) road game on Oct. 20. This victory improved the Bulldogs to 6-2, 3-1 in CIAA action plus 2-1 in North games.
Virginia Union, meanwhile, fell to 5-2, 3-1, 2-1 for the season.
Hall threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Abrams in the first quarter, and Gene Carson kicked a 17-yard field goal that gave Bowie State a 10-3 edge. Carson then kicked a 23-yard field goal just before halftime for a 13-3 lead at the break.
Quarterback Darius Taylor cut the lead to 13-10 when he ran for a 6-yard touchdown later in the third quarter. Hall then threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Williams for a 20-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.
After the Panthers kicked a field goal to cut the lead to 20-13, the Bulldogs then took command. They went on a 14-play, 88-yard drive that Abrams capped with a 9-yard touchdown run.
Hall is now second on the CIAA’s all-time list for touchdowns passing. He has thrown for 89 in his time with the Bulldogs – second in conference history behind Winston-Salem State’s Kameron Smith (96, from 2010-2012).
In addition, Hall has passed for 9,892 yards in his career and is now in second place for the CIAA record, 728 yards away from Earl “Air” Harvey’s record.
Bowie State heads to Lincoln University of Pennsylvania for its last road game of the season on Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
TERPS FALL TO IOWA
The University of Maryland offense could not get going when the Terps went to No.19 Iowa on Oct. 20 and it cost them.
The Hawkeyes held the Maryland offense to just 115 yards and rolled to a 23-0 victory over the visiting Terps in a Big 10 match-up. Maryland finished with 68 yards rushing and only 47 yards passing while the other team dominated.
The Hawkeyes truly grounded out this win, rushing for 224 yards and had possession for 40 minutes, 55 seconds. Maryland simply could not get them off the field and then couldn’t do much on offense.
Ty Johnson finished with 59 all-purpose yards, which pushed him past Stefon Diggs into third place in team history for all-purpose yards.
Up next for Maryland is a Big 10 match-up with Illinois at home at 3:30 on Oct. 27.
NAVY’S SLIDE CONTINUES
The problems for the Navy football team continued on Oct. 20 as Houston handed the Midshipmen a 49-36 loss in Annapolis in an American Athletic Conference game.
Navy now has dropped four in a row and fell to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
The Midshipmen finished with 522 yards of total offense and a pair of late touchdowns, but Houston posted 570 yards and scored 28 straight points in the second half that gave the Cougars a 49-24 lead.
Houston trailed, 24-21, at halftime before taking over in the second half.
Navy heads to San Diego for a neutral site game with Notre Dame on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.