Courtesy: Bowie State Athletics
BOWIE, Md. – Following a shutout road victory Saturday night, the Bowie State University football team climbed three spots up to No. 20 in this week’s latest American Football Coaches Association Division II (AFCA) national rankings that were released Monday afternoon.
This is the second time the Bulldogs have been voted into the top-20 this year. Bowie State was ranked No. 18 to start the 2021 season.
The Bulldogs have been a roll since their season opener setback to FCS Delaware State (32-24) on Sept. 4,– BSU has won its last three games, including a 28-19 against a good Saginaw Valley State team (Sept. 11) and then earning a 27-13 road win at New Haven, a program that was picked to win their conference.
In their last outing, Livingstone had no answer for the nationally ranked Bowie State football program, as the Bulldogs completely dominated the Blue Bears from start to finish – earning their first shutout since 2016.
Bowie State (3-1, 1-0 CIAA) will look for its fourth straight win on Saturday, when the Bulldogs host Johnson C. Smith for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Bulldogs Stadium.
2021 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 27, 2021
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.|
|1||West Florida (30)||3-0|
|2||Northwest Missouri St.||3-0|
|3||Ferris St. (Mich.)||4-0|
|4||Valdosta St. (Ga.)||3-0|
|5||Colorado School of Mines||4-0|
|6||Notre Dame (Ohio)||4-0|
|7||Slippery Rock (Pa.)||4-0|
|8||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||3-0|
|11||Midwestern St. (Texas)||4-0|
|13||Henderson St. (Ark.)||4-0|
|18||Truman St. (Mo.)||4-0|
|19||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||3-1|
|20||Bowie St. (Md.)||3-1|
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