Bowie State University is predicted to finish 6th in the CIAA Conference, and 3rd in the Northern Division based on the 2014 conference preseason poll.
Bowie State football Head Coach Damon Wilson will be entering his 6th consecutive season at the helm for the Bulldogs. Wilson will have 42 lettermen at his disposal including 14 returning starters. Despite finishing the 2013 campaign with only a (.500) record at 5-5, they won three matches in divisional play and hope that senior leadership will take over in order for the Bulldogs to get over the hump in 2014.
Bowie State’s senior class is looking to make a huge impact in order to win their division this year.
Senior's Khari Lee, Keith Brown (Temple Hills), Mario Diaz-Aviles, and Anthony McDaniel (Fort Washington) were recently selected to the 2014 All-CIAA Preseason Team. Lee led his team in receiving among all tight ends with 352 yards, and 34 receptions.
Suitland High School alumnus Keith Brown rushed for over 1,000 yards last year with 16 touchdowns, and averaged 113 yards per game.
Former Wise High School standout defensive lineman Anthony McDaniel is also primed to have a strong showing next season. McDaniel averaged more than four tackles a game—amassing 44 total tackles—had one interception, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery as well.
Last but not least, Mario Diaz-Aviles was a clutch kicker for Bowie State, connecting on six field goals with a 100 percent accuracy rating.
Bowie State is gearing up to face St. Anselm on Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. St. Anselm (Manchester N.H.)—a member of the Northeast-10 Conference—went 2-9 last year.
Bowie State took down the Hawks last season in their season opener on the road 42-28.