Benedict Tigers set to battle Bowie State in national spotlight | News
The Benedict College Tigers are set to take on the Bowie State Bulldogs in a home opener at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium Thursday night.
Benedict College will be in the national spotlight as the game will be part of CBS Sports Network’s Division II Game of the Week package, as the Tigers will be looking to rebound after a 28-7 loss to Virginia Union.
According to head football coach, James Woody, a packed stadium will help boost the Tiger’s momentum against a quick Bowie State team.
“We're a very young football team, but we're very excited about the opportunity,” Woody said. “With us being home, I really think that's going to give us momentum. We just hope we get everyone out to the game and pack this stadium because our kids feed off that energy. I think we can pack the stands here with everyone very excited and we'll feed off the crowd and get some energy.”
The Tigers will continue to start freshman quarterback Marcus Graham who was 12-for-25 for 119 yards and had only one interception in Saturday’s season-opener.
According to Coach Woody, the key to winning Thursday’s game will be eliminating careless turnovers.
The Bowie State Bulldogs are fresh off a 24-20 win over Assumption College, after the team rallied back to score a touchdown with only five seconds left in the game.
Kick-off for Benedict College vs. Bowie State is scheduled for 8 p.m., and everyone is invited to come early to take part in the pre-game festivities at the stadium beginning at 6 p.m.
In addition, to all the action, the college has teamed up with Palmetto Health to offer Good Samaritans who bring four non-perishable food items to Charlie W. Johnson on game day good seats and $5.00 admission.