Bowie State wins first round in NCAA playoffs
Fred Jeter | 11/21/2018, 6 a.m.
Bowie State University football is still going strong.
The CIAA champion Bulldogs kept their season going with a 41-35 home victory last Saturday over the University of West Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Division II, Region 2 playoffs.
Now Bowie State, the No. 4 seed, heads to Valdosta, Ga., where the Bulldogs will play No. 1 seed Valdosta State on Saturday, Nov. 24. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
Valdosta State University is 10-0, while outscoring its opponents by an overwhelming 522-208. Valdosta State had a first round bye during the playoffs.
Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall, the CIAA Offensive Player of the Year, was brilliant in the game against West Alabama. The senior passed for 360 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 51 years and a touchdown.
On the debit side, the game drew a sparse crowd of just 1,531 people on a pleasant afternoon in Maryland. Attendance for NCAA events has long been a problem for CIAA schools.