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St. Aug's vs. Bowie State

Posted by: Editor-Bonitta Best on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 12:00:00 am

St. Aug's starting QB DJ Johnson is out of the game. Was told he hurt his knee against NCCU.

Bowie has the opening drive. Great day for football, now if the fans will just show up.

Bowie needed less than 3 minutes to drive 88 yards. Amir Hall hit Brandon Abrams for the TD. 2-point try no good.

Oh yeah, freshman QB John Darby IV is the starter. And he just gave the Falcons a first down on a nice run.

Back-to-back penalties on Bowie has Falcons at BSU 45. Touchdown Falcons. Darby hits Lenwood Joyner for 45 yards. Nice arm and throw.

Maurice Williams gives Bowie good field position at the SAU 35 on the kickoff. Bowie just had a sure TD dropped in the end zone. Hit him in the wrong place – his hands. Falcons defense holds on third down. Bowie at the 14. Will they go for it? Yes they will. SAU holds. Will take over at their own 14.

Falcons can't take advantage. Bulldogs back on offense. Bowie's no-huddle offense will wear a defense down in a hurry. And it's hot too.

Bowie preparing to go for it on fourth down again at the SAU 13. 4th-and-10. SAU takes over on downs for the second straight time.

End of first period. Quite an entertaining game.

Bowie has 152 of total offense compared to SAU's 69, but the only thing that matters is the score. A bitter reminder: The game was close last year at halftime and then the Falcons didn't score in the second half. Lost 66-20.

Hall hits Gilbert Lunsford for a beautiful 48-yard pass. This time the two-point attempt try is good. 14-7 with 12:45 left in first half.

And before we can digest that score, William Flowers III returns punt for 50 yards to put Bulldogs up 20-7. 2-point try failed.

Greg said the reason Bowie is going for 2-pointers is because the team is down to a punter/long snapper after injuries to other kickers. Coach Damon Wilson doesn't want to risk injury to punter.

The Falcons just went for it on 4th-and-1 from their 32 and made it by a yard. But that was all the excitement. Bowie forces a punt.

And just like that Hall hits Montez Clay for 13 yards for another TD. Greg said he wants Hall to pass for 400 yards today. He'll get that and more at this rate. 2-point no good. 26-7 with 3:09 left in half.

Falcons offense can't get anything going after that first TD pass by Darby. And it's keeping the SAU defense on the field much too long with that no-huddle.

St. Aug's Dante Robinson is being carted off the field. Fortunately, he's standing up in the cart so it appears to be more of a cramp than a major injury. That's good.

Falcons get their first sack of the game. Fourth down. 1:39 left in half.

End of half.

Hall is 19 of 218 for 274 yards and 3 TDs.

Not a good way to start off the second half. Falcons muffle punt. Bowie takes over at SAU 17. And Abrams wastes little time in rumbling the 17 for the score. 2 pt. no good. 32-7.

Pizza's here. Anthony Jeffries, SAU's sports information director, also has to order and pick up pizza. Unbelievable!

In other scores, Virginia State leads J.C. Smith 22-0. And there is a Livingstone-Lincoln (Pa.) game in Salisbury. I'll leave it at that. You fill in the rest.

With 11 minutes to go and the Falcons looking spent, logging off. Follow on our Twitter account.



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