WHO FEELS THEIR CIAA SCHEDULE IS TOUGHER THAN BSU's?
Bowie State Football Releases 2020 Schedule
BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie State University Department of Athletics has released its 10-game football schedule for the 2020 season. Bowie State concluded last season with an overall record of 11-1, 7-0 in the CIAA and the Bulldogs repeated as conference champions.
"We're glad to have finalized our 2020 schedule and feel we've been able to schedule a very competitive non-conference schedule to go along with our conference schedule" said Head Coach Damon Wilson. "The non-conference portion of our schedule will afford us the opportunity to play three teams that represent three different D2 conferences and are excited about the opportunities to compete against some very good programs."
The Bulldogs will kick off its season on the road against the Chargers of New Haven University on Saturday, September 5th with game time set for 1 pm. Next on the schedule for Bowie State will be a first-time meeting against the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals on Saturday, September 12th in Bulldogs Stadium with kickoff is slated for at 1:00 p.m.
BSU will make its longest trip of the regular season on Saturday, September 19th, traveling to Texas A&M University – Commerce to conclude the non-conference portion of their schedule. This will mark the first meeting between the Bulldogs and Lions and the contest will get underway at 6 p.m. (Central Time).
The Bulldogs will open conference play in week four and will face the Blue Bears of Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. on Saturday, September 26th with game time to be announced.
The first game in the month of October will feature Homecoming for Bowie State as the Bulldogs play host to Johnson C. Smith University. This cross-divisional matchup is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 3rd with kickoff set for 2 p.m.
Bowie State divisional play will begin on the road against the Hawks of Chowan University on Saturday, October 10th. Game time between to be determined. Bowie State returns home Saturday, October 17th to face the Trojans of Virginia State University in Bulldogs Stadium at 1 p.m.
The Bulldogs will load the iron horses in week eight and nine, making trips to Virginia Union University (Saturday, October 24th) and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (Saturday, October 31st). Game time for both games are 1 p.m.
The regular season will conclude Saturday, November 7th as Bowie State hosts its final regular season contest against the Vikings of Elizabeth City State University at 1 p.m. This game has been designated as Senior Day.
@ New Haven U
Saginaw Valley State U
@ Texas A&M U Commerce
Why would Bowie State schedule all these powerhouse teams in one season?
And does New Haven and TexA&M-Commerce return the games in the future?
None of the schools are powerhouses. Texas A&M University-Commerce has one NCAA title. Texas and New Haven are solid programs though. Saginaw has been struggling as of late. Anyway, everybody should play a tough non-conference schedule to prepare them for the playoffs and that's what BSU did!