CIAA Championship

Who: Bowie State vs. Fayetteville State


Where: Salem, Virginia

TV: ASPiRE TV

Time: 1 p.m. (EST), noon  (CST)

BOWIE STATE

Season record: 8-2

Best win: In the regular season finale, the Bulldogs tallied 473 yards, and quarterback Amir Hall threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns in 49-7 win over Elizabeth City State.

Worst loss: The Bowie State offense was only able to muster 16 net rushing yards and gave up 14 points off a pair of turnovers in a 42-23 loss at then 1-3 Chowan on Oct. 6.

Key players:

Quarterback Amir Hall: The senior has thrown for 10,531 career yards and 98 touchdowns at Bowie State.

Wide receiver Lasana Sesay: In the Bulldogs’ regular-season finale against ECSU, Sesay led all receivers with five receptions, 141 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Sesay, who has compiled 781 yards and six touchdowns, has been named CIAA Receiver of the Year five times in 2018.

Stat to note: The Bulldogs rolled to a 64-31 road win at Fayetteville State last season.

Fayetteville State

Season record: 6-2

Best win: The Broncos special teams accounted for 30 points in a  70-6 win over Johnson C. Smith Oct. 13

Worst loss: FSU allowed 251 yards rushing and 489 yards of total offense in a 51-21 loss to Winston Salem State

Key players

Running back Stevie Green: The true junior has tallied 907 yards on 5 yards per carry to go along with six touchdowns.

Defensive end Keyshawn James: The sophomore defensive end has 13 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks this season.

Stat to note: Fayetteville State leads the all-time series 15-14-1

The Pick:

Bowie State 30, FSU 27

About The Author

Kendrick Marshall

Editor for HBCU Sports, award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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