Bulldogs Stun Rams, 31-13, in Home Opener

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Bowie State Bulldogs outgained the Rams 273 to 218, as the Bulldogs stunned the WSSU Rams 31-13 in the home opener for WSSU at Bowman Gray Stadium.

With the loss, Winston-Salem Satte falls to 1-1 on the season, while the Bulldogs of Bowie State improve to 2-0.

The Bowie State Bulldogs put on a show early and often against the WSSU Rams, as they were able to score in every quarter on the night. BSU's Robert Chesson capped a 57 yard drive with 1:15 left on the clock in the first, as he was able to score on a 2 yard run, and with Gene Carson's PAT, jumped out in front of the Rams, 7-0.

Bowie State would add three more points with 3:01 left before halftime, as Gene Carson connected on a 36 yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 10-0 lead heading into halftime.

The Bulldogs came out after the half and did not let up, as Robert Chesson scored from 19 yards out, capping a 9 play , 60 yard drive to give Bowie State a 17-0 lead.

After another WSSU punt, the Bulldogs picked right back up again, as Amir Hall would cross the goal line from a yard out to give BSU a 24-0 advantage in the third quarter.

The WSSU Rams would finally crack the scoreboard with :06 remaining in the third quarter, as Rod Tinsley would find a wide open Will Walton from five yards away, to cut the lead to 24-7.

The Rams would get another drive going before putting the ball on the turf, as Kerrion Moore fumbled at the 15 yard line, and BSU's Taylor Johnson scooped it up and rumbled 85 yards for a touchdown, to give the BSU Bulldogs a 31-7 advantage.

WSSU would put up the final points of the night, as Kerrion Moore would score from  five yards out to close out the game's scoring at 31-13.

Rod Tinsley led the WSSU rushing attack as he finished the night with 65 yards on eight carries. Kerrion Moore, finished with 51 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries.

Tinsley threw for 100 yards and a touchdown, going 16 of 29 with one interception. He had a long pass of 36 yards and was sacked twice.

Dillon Griffith punted nine times for a 30.7 average, with along punt of 37 yards.

Canard Brown caught five passes for 22 yards and Jaylan Barbour has three catches for 17 yards, while Will Walton had three catches for 16 yards and one touchdown.

Jarell Bright led the Rams defense finishing with a game high 14 tackles, one sack one tackles for a loss and two quarterback hurries. Josh Martin and Amyl Smith also had five tackles for the Rams defense.

Bowie State was led by Robert Chesson who finished with 95 yards rushing and two scores, on 19 carries. Amir Hall picked up 41 yards and scored a touchdown on 11 carries.

Amir Hall finished the night going 11 of 24 passing for 94 yards, and he was sacked three times on the night.

Lansana Sesay caught four balls for 46 yards and Kerrick Pollock has two catches for 35 yards.

William Flowers had five tackles on the night for BSU, as did Tommar Phillips and Johnny Littlejohn.

The WSSU Rams will hit the road next week for a key showdown with Virginia Union at Hovey Field in Richmond, VA. Game time is set for 6:00 PM.