by Bulldogs Sports Informations Department - Nyema Washington
Bowie, MD - The Clash of the Titans is finally here. We have two undefeated teams, a Homecoming, NFL prospects, national television, and two teams vying for control in the conference! What more could you ask for?
Bowie State, the 14th ranked team in the AFCA Poll, is coming off a 41-10 win in their Northern Division opener last week against the Chowan Hawks. Virginia State had a dominating win themselves in their Northern Division opener against Elizabeth City State, claiming a 56-0 victory.
This game has storylines and NFL Prospects across the board. This game features the top two players in the conference, as well as in the nation, in quarterback Amir Hall (Bowie State) and running back Trent Cannon (Virginia State). Cannon is the top NFL prospect the conference has to offer this year. This will be the best defense Cannon will face this year as the Bulldogs defense is ranked fourth in the nation.
The Bulldogs defense is led by senior defensive end Derrick Tate and fellow senior defensive back Rahman Kamara. Cannon isn't the only Trojan to watch as quarterback Cordelral Cook is coming off a six-touchdown performance against Elizabeth City State.
The Bowie State offense which is the top offense in the nation, will face its toughest defensive team in the nation as well. The Trojans have the number seven ranked defense in the nation. On defense, the Virginia State will be led by senior linebacker Brandon Lynch who was a pre-season All-CIAA selection and junior linebacker Malik Sexton.
The Bulldogs and Trojans have played two classic games over the past two seasons with Bowie State claiming close wins in both. Kickoff is set for 2:05 this Saturday (10/14) and will be televised nationally on the Aspire Network.