CIAA Football Week 8 Recap: BULLDOGS, PANTHERS BOTH WIN TO SET UP EASTERN DIVISION SHOWDOWN

CIAA Football Week in Review
For the week ending October 17, 2009, (Week 8)
 

BULLDOGS, PANTHERS BOTH WIN TO SET UP EASTERN DIVISION SHOWDOWN

BOWIE, MD- In a game that had as many turnovers as points, Bowie State's defense limited Saint Paul's to a season-low 28 yards of total offense and converted two of those turnovers into touchdowns as the Bulldogs posted a 14-0 shutout of the Tigers yesterday in Bowie.

Playing on a rain-soaked field that had become a muddy quagmire by game time, the two teams combined for 14 turnovers and only 167 yards of total offense. With offense at a premium in the soggy conditions, The Bulldogs got their only points of the day on defensive back Kenneth Turner's (3 INT's) 37-yard interception return and wide receiver Larry Dixon's fumble recovery in the end zone. Bowie State then relied on its league-leading defense to shut down the Tigers, holding them to 16 rushing yards and 12 yards passing for the game.

With the win, Bowie State improves its record to 5-2 overall and remains undefeated in CIAA play at 5-0. It also sets up next week's game at Virginia Union (5-3, 4-1 CIAA), as a pivotal matchup for control of the Eastern Division.

PETERSBURG, VA-In other conference action this week, running backs Trevon Winston and Chris Smith combined for 325 of Virginia Union's school record 490 rushing yards as the Panthers rolled to a 31-3 road win over the Virginia State Trojans in a nationally televised contest Thursday night in Petersburg.

The Panthers dominated on both sides of the football, getting rushing touchdowns from four different players, rolling up 511 yards of total offense, while limiting the Trojans to only 118 yards of offense as they improved to 5-3, 4-1 CIAA. The victory keeps VUU within a game of division leading Bowie State heading into next Saturday's Homecoming showdown with the Bulldogs at Hovey Field in Richmond.

NOTES OF INTEREST 

Notes of Interest:  Justin Hamilton became ECSU's all time leader in interceptions, interception return yardage against Lincoln on Saturday. He already hold the school records for passes defended, blocked kicks and forced fumbles. 

Notes of Interest:  Bowie State held Saint Paul's to just 28 yards in total offense (16 rushing and 12 passing). 

Notes of Interest:  Saint Augustine's College has gained over 300 yards of total offense and scored 27 points or better in five straight games, all against CIAA opponents. The Falcons have limited opponents to minus net rushing yards in two consecutive games. Livingstone was held to minus 22 rushing yards against the Falcons on Saturday. The Falcons rushed for over 200 yards in their second straight game. Marcus Crump had his second straight game of multiple sacks. 

Notes of Interest:  Chowan's CJ Westler and Robert Holland had record setting days at their respective positions. Between the two of them, six CU program records fell in the game. 

Conference Scoreboard

BOWIE STATE                      14                    SAINT PAUL'S                         0
FAYETTEVILLE ST.               30                    JOHNSON C. SMITH             12
SAINT AUGUSTINE'S           31                    LIVINGSTONE                         7
SHAW                                   53                    CHOWAN                               20
VIRGINIA UNION                 31                    VIRGINIA STATE                     3
ELIZABETH CITY ST.            54                    LINCOLN                               18

 

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
2009 Football Standings
Through games of October 17, 2009


                                                CIAA EAST

                                                Div/Conf                                           Overall
----                                          W        L         PCT                W        L         PCT
Bowie State
                         5          0          1.000              6          2          0.750
Virginia Union                       4          1          0.800              5          3          0.625
Elizabeth City State              3          2          0.600              5          3          0.625
Saint Paul's                           2          3          0.400              3          4          0.428
Virginia State                        2          3          0.400              4          4          0.500

                                                CIAA West

----                                          W        L         PCT                W        L         PCT
Fayetteville State
                   4          1          0.800              5          3          0.625
Shaw                                       3          2          0.600              6          2          0.750
Saint Augustine's                    3          2          0.600              3          5          0.375
Johnson C. Smith                    2          3          0.400              3          5          0.375
Chowan                                   1          4          0.200              1          7          0.125
Livingstone                              0          5          0.000              0          8          0.000

Upcoming Games:

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Virginia State University

Lincoln University (PA)

Lincoln Univ., PA

1:30pm

 

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Virginia Union University

Bowie State University

Richmond, VA

1:00pm

 

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St. Augustine's College

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC

2:00pm

 

 

Homecoming

 

 

 

 

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Johnson C. Smith University

Chowan University

Murfreesboro, NC

6:00pm

 

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Elizabeth City State University

St. Paul's College

Lawrenceville, VA

1:00pm

 

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Shaw University

Livingstone College

Durham, NC

4:00pm

 

 

Homecoming