Bowie St. outlasts Va. Union, 14-13

The Baltimore Sun

Andre Johnson, coming in on the final drive for injured quarterback Jason Scott, threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Dean Boateng with 51.7 seconds left as host Bowie State rallied to defeat Virginia Union, 14-13, yesterday.

The Bulldogs began their game-winning drive on their 49-yard line with 4:07 left. Scott rushed 4 yards to the Virginia Union 47 but was injured on the play. Johnson replaced Scott at quarterback and rushed for 21 yards and a first down, down to the Virginia Union 26. Bowie State (4-4, 3-3 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) gained a yard and lost a yard on its next two plays before Johnson flipped a pass to sophomore Rodney Webb. Webb dodged and weaved through the Virginia Union defense for a 10-yard gain and another first down. Redman picked up 2 more yards just before Johnson's winning pass.

Virginia Union had one last chance, as Raymond Loney took the ensuing kickoff back 28 yards to the 50. Joseph Jean-Pierre caught a pass from Lamar Little and picked up 38 yards. After a Virginia Union timeout, Little lost a yard, forcing the Panthers to call their final timeout. Bowie State called its final timeout just before Virginia Union's Gil Hernandez could attempt a 30-yard field goal. Hernandez's kick fell short of its mark.

Virginia Union (5-4, 3-3) led 13-7 going into the final quarter and had a chance to widen the margin with just less than 13 minutes left. Patrick Mills, who had already run for one touchdown, ran wide left down to the Bowie State 2-yard line, but Bowie's Terence Peete poked the ball away. It rolled into the end zone and was recovered by Willie McCurdy for a touchback.

Bowie took a 7-0 lead with 7:20 left in the first quarter on Isaac Redman's 5-yard touchdown run. Redman finished with a team-high 71 yards and Scott went 8-for-16 for 67 yards to lead the Bulldogs' offense.

Virginia Union's Little connected with Steven Miller on an acrobatic 32-yard scoring pass in the second quarter. However, Hernandez missed the extra-point attempt, leaving Bowie with a 7-6 lead. The Panthers grabbed the lead right before halftime, as Mills rushed for a 4-yard touchdown with one second left. Hernandez converted the extra point, sending Virginia Union into the break leading 13-7.

SALISBURY 63, BECKER 0: : The visiting Sea Gulls (7-1) totaled 521 rushing yards and held the Hawks (2-5) to 26. Ronnie Curley threw for one touchdown and rushed for two more. He finished 2-for-6 for 46 yards and had 13 carries for 76 yards. The win marked the first Sea Gulls shutout since Sept. 30, 2006, when they beat Newport News Apprentice, 25-0. Shelby Fisher had 21 carries for 186 yards and one touchdown. It was the fourth 100-yard rushing game for Fisher this season. Backup Nick Coates had 12 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown, all in the second half.

URSINUS 26, MCDANIEL 7: : Mark Jaskowski ran for 148 yards, including a 79-yard run and two touchdowns to spark a 23-point fourth quarter for the host Bears (3-4, 2-3 Centennial Conference). The Green Terror (2-5, 1-4) led 7-3 going into the fourth quarter. But three costly turnovers deep in its territory led to Ursinus scores.

RANDOLPH-MACON 21, FROSTBURG STATE 12: : Zak Thornton gained 256 of 260 rushing yards for the host Yellow Jackets (3-4). Randolph-Macon had season highs in yards (260), carries (50) and rushing touchdowns (two). Thornton finished with 45 carries and two touchdowns.

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