WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Bowie State University running back Robert Chesson ran for two touchdowns and quarterback Amir Hall rushed for another as visiting Bowie State stunned No. 19 Winston-Salem State, 31-13, last Saturday.
Chesson ran for 95 yards, including touchdowns of two and 19 yards. His first score gave the Bulldogs (2-0) an early lead in a rematch of last year’s Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title game – won by Winston-Salem. The second Chesson touchdown made the score 17-0 early in the third quarter. Hall then ran it in from three yards out late in the third to take a 24-0 lead.
Bowie State’s Taylor Johnson recovered a fumble and ran it back 85 yards to mark the team’s final score with 6:48 left.
“Our guys played with a lot of energy throughout the game, and that’s what it’s going to take to win ball games in this conference,” Bowie State Head Coach Damon Wilson said.
The Rams kept Hall quieter on offense, but he still completed 11-of-14 attempts for 94 yards. Lansana Sesay led Bowie State with four catches for 46 yards.
Bowie State’s tough early-season schedule continues this Saturday with a third straight road game as the Bulldogs head to Saint Augustine’s in Raleigh at 1 p.m.
UAlbany gets local help in win over Morgan State
Former Eleanor Roosevelt running back Karl Mofor returned to Maryland last weekend, playing for the University at Albany. The freshman played a significant role in the 26-0 victory over Morgan State.
Mofor, a 5-foot-8, 211-pound running back, rushed for 98 yards on 18 carries with a bunch of family and friends looking on at Hughes Stadium on the Morgan State campus. The Great Danes got off to a slow start before scoring on five of six drives and taking command in the shutout.
For Mofor, he said it was nice to be back in Maryland again, but even better to see the offense rolling after the slow start.
“We just had to go a couple of drives to find our footing and find what was working best,” he said. “The power (plays) were working, just going straight at them. No dancing. I just hit the holes.”
Mofor ran for 102 yards before a 4-yard loss pushed him back to 98. Mofor had run for 99 yards and a touchdown in his first college game the previous week, a 31-17 loss at Old Dominion.
Also from the area, Jordan Crockett caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Will Brunson. Crockett is a red-shirt junior from Fort Washington who attended Bishop McNamara.
Navy holds on to beat Tulane
Navy improved to 2-0 by edging Tulane, 23-21, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium last Saturday behind 108 yards rushing from quarterback Zach Abey.
Abey ran for a touchdown, but also committed three costly turnovers that could have caused the Midshipmen some issues. However, they dodged that bullet on this day.
Abey completed 4-of-12 passes and fumbled once into the endzone, but it was recovered for a Navy touchdown. He also threw an interception at the Tulane two-yard line.