BALTIMORE – Navy got off to a bad start last Saturday in Tulsa, falling behind 14-0 after the first quarter.
However, that was before quarterback Zach Abey took over.
Abey paced the Midshipmen with 185 yards rushing on 36 carries (a personal best) and added three touchdowns in a 31-21 victory over Tulsa. Abey also helped out by passing a few times, completing 3-of-4 throws for 90 yards.
The Midshipmen ran for 421 yards in total as Tulsa could not stop the ground game or keep possession of the ball after starting out so well well.
Navy now is 4-0 this season with a 3-0 record in the American Athletic Conference.
Bowie State stays unbeaten with thumping of Fayetteville State
No. 21 Bowie State put up some big numbers as the Bulldogs took down Fayetteville State, 64-31 in a road game this past Saturday. The victory gave the Bulldogs a 5-0 record this season and a 2-0 mark in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Once again, the offense led the way. Junior quarterback Amir Hall proved to be nearly unstoppable, leading an offense that finished with 626 total yards. Hall completed 22-of-32 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns. He also tossed two interceptions.
Nevertheless, the Bulldogs featured a balanced attack, with 297 yards rushing in addition to those 329 passing yards. Robert Chesson led the way with 172 yards rushing on just 15 carries. He also ran in a pair of touchdowns.
On the receiving end, Brandon Britton led the team with a game-high nine catches for 129 yards.
The biggest problem for the Bowie State offense in the first half was the two interceptions that Fayetteville State took to the house. They were the only reason the game remained somewhat close early as the Bulldogs held a 41-24 edge at the break.
However, the second half belonged to the Bulldogs, who scored 24 of the game’s final 31 points to pull away and win their fifth straight game.
Bowie State comes home this weekend, as the Bulldogs will take on Chowan University at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
PGCC men’s soccer top FCC
Edwin Claros gave the Prince George’s Community College men’s soccer team some help in different ways during last Friday’s 3-1 victory over Frederick Community College.
Claros scored in the 25th minute to tie the game at 1-1. He scored again off a pass from Christian Benavides four minutes later to make it 2-1.
Then, Claros fed Benavides in the second half for the final goal as the Owls improved to 8-2-0 overall and 5-2-0 in Maryland JUCO action. Claros has 13 goals and 10 assists (36 points) in 10 games.