Bowie State heads to Georgia for next NCAA playoff game

Fred Jeter | 12/3/2021, 11:25 a.m.
Next stop: Valdosta, Ga.

Next stop: Valdosta, Ga.

The Bowie State Bulldogs “Express” is headed to Valdosta State University for the third round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

Bowie State Coach Damon Wilson’s CIAA champions defeated visiting Newberry College of South Carolina 13-10 last Saturday in a second round elimination bout.

Bowie State, now 12-1, hasn’t lost a game since a Sept. 4 setback at Delaware State in the season opener.

Valdosta State is coming off a 66-35 win over the University of West Georgia in its second round contest. The Valdosta State Blazers exploded for 719 yards total offense.

This marks the best NCAA performance by a CIAA team since 2011, when Winston-Salem State advanced to the semifinals.