Virginia State sits atop CIAA North after Homecoming win
Virginia State knocks off Bowie State in a homecoming shootout.
There’s nothing like Homecoming at an HBCU. Even more so when the football game is between two undefeated teams from the same division.
The Bowie State vs Virginia State Homecoming game lived up to some pretty lofty expectations. With the 47-35 win, Virginia State finds themselves in the pole position to represent the CIAA North come November 11th in Salem, VA. The Bowie defense had no answer for the Trojans offensive attack as they racked up almost 600 yards of total offense.
Big Time Players Make Big Time Plays
The Trojans big day on offense featured big plays from guys playing almost every position. Trenton Cannon had a 93-yard score out of the backfield. Tight end Carlton Campbell found the end zone with a 55-yard score. The colorful “I Make Plays” chain went to any Trojan who made a big play on Saturday. It made its way around a lot of necks.
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Wide Receiver Zachary Parker is tackled just short of the end zone after a 59-yard screen pass with two strong stiff arms.
Bowie State was only a few defensive stops away from a different outcome in this game. Quarterback Amir Hall was held to his lowest yardage output of the year and committed two costly turnovers.
Bulldogs Fight Hard
There’s a three-team race in the CIAA North and VSU was able to separate themselves from the pack against Bowie. Bowie plays Virginia Union on October 21st and Union makes their way to Petersburg to play the Trojans on November 4th. We won’t know the fate of the North until it all plays out but it will be fun to watch.
— HBCU Gameday (@HBCUGameday) October 15, 2017
All Smiles in Petersburg… For Now