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Bowie State football reaches Division II quarterfinals for first time; Johns Hopkins falls in DIII second round | ROUNDUP

Ja’rome Johnson completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keshane Hinckley with 1:33 left in the game to lift host Bowie State over Newberry, 13-10, in the second round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (12-1) and Wolves (10-3) were each held scoreless in the first half before Newberry took a 7-0 lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Mario Anderson with 8:11 left in the third quarter. Bowie State answered on a 68-yard touchdown pass from Johnson to Hinckley to tie the game with 2:45 left in the third quarter.

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The Wolves took a 10-7 lead on a 48-yard field goal by Cotton with 2:50 left to play. The Bulldogs put together a three-play, 58-yard drive for the win.

Johnson completed 15 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns while redshirt sophomore Keshane Hinckley recorded a season-high 132 yards on five catches and two scores.

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Bowie State will make its first quarterfinals appearance in school history. The Bulldogs travel to Valdosta State, a 66-35 winner over West Georgia, on Saturday.

Division III

Mount Union 45, Johns Hopkins 35: The host Purple Raiders (12-0) went on a 24-0 run that spanned both halves to take the lead and beat the Blue Jays (10-2) in an NCAA Division III second-round game.

Hopkins used a safety, a touchdown and two field goals to take a 15-7 lead with 8:16 left in the first half. Mount Union answered with a touchdown and a field goal over the final 2:40 of the first half. The Raiders scored the first two touchdowns of the second half to increase their lead.

Ryan Stevens completed 30 of 51 passes for 359 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions and Quinn Revere had nine catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns for Hopkins.

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Mount Union advances to face Muhlenberg in Saturday’s quarterfinal.

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