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    First Season: 1893​
    Home Stadium: William H. Greene Stadium​
    Capacity: 10,000​
    Surface: Natural Grass​
    Location: Washington, DC​
    Head Coach: Qwigly (took over last game of 2014 season)​
    Conference: Ivy League​
    Division: Scholars​
    Overall Record: 16-22​
    Conference: 8-20​
    vs Users: 4-20​
    Bowl: 1-0​
    <thru 2017 season>​
    Offensive Scheme: Spread​
    Defensive Scheme: 4-3​

     
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    2015 Season​
    Week 1 - Howard 7 @ Vanderbilt 56
    Week 2 - Howard 24 vs Duke 66
    Week 3 - Howard 36 vs Akron 25
    Week 4 - Howard 29 @ Harvard 52
    Week 5 - Howard 35 vs Bucknell 28(cpu)
    Week 6 - Howard 28 vs Columbia 34 (TheAmazingness)
    Week 7 - Howard 3 @ Delaware 37
    Week 8 - Howard 14 @ Georgetown 33
    Week 9 - Howard 10 vs Pennsylvania 35
    Week 10 - Howard 12 @ Cornell 28
    Week 11 - Howard 20 vs Princeton 14
    Week 12 - Howard 17 vs Brown 38
     
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    2016 SEASON
    Week 1: Bye​
    Week 2: Howard 35 @ Rice 27
    Week 3: Howard 21 @ Northwestern 17
    Week 4: Howard 63 vs Buffalo 34
    Week 5: Bye​
    Week 6: Howard 14 @ 17 Dartmouth (Irishbearcat)
    Week 7: Howard 20 vs Harvard 17 (OT) (Differentness)
    Week 8: Howard 35 @ Columbia 24 (TheeAmazingness)*
    Week 9: Howard 38 vs Delaware 14
    Week 10: Howard 10 vs Georgetown 21 (Jqwon)
    Week 11: Howard 21 @ Pennsylvania 31 (Fungunner)
    Week 12: Howard 10 vs Cornell 14 (Thecrumbishere)
    Week 13: Howard 26 @ Princeton 28(Coach)
    Week 14: Howard 10 @ Brown 38(Nikpin)
    * = Game finished vs CPU​
     
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    2017 SEASON
    Week 1: Bye​
    Week 2: Howard 27 @ Maryland 24
    Week 3: Howard 27 vs Temple 7
    Week 4: Howard 38 vs Syracuse 20
    Week 5: Howard 7 @ Yale 44 (DirtyCashDylan)
    Week 6: Howard 7 vs Dartmouth 16 (Irishbearcat):mad:
    Week 7: Howard 31 vs Columbia 14(cpu)
    Week 8: Howard 7 @ Delaware 16 (GrimReaperXXIV)
    Week 9: Howard 3 @ Georgetown 51 (Jqwon):mad:
    Week 10: Howard 8 vs Pennsylvania 30 (Funngunner):mad:
    Week 11: Howard 30 @ Cornell 24 (Thecrumbishere):mad:
    Week 12: Howard 6 vs Princeton 21 (CoachG72):mad:
    Week 13: Howard 21 vs Brown 20 (Nikpin)*:mad:
    Week 14: Bye
    * = Game vs cpu in user's absence​
    :mad:= games coach q has flagged as personal rivalry games

    "You'll notice several games high lighted on the schedule this year. Those were all close games last season where I feel we could have, should have won. While I respect all my opposing coaches, I feel we let em sneak away with a win, that is on me. I will tolerate no more second half collapses, the Bison will be bringing it the entire 60 minutes!!!!"
     
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    2018 SEASON
    Week 1: Bye​
    Week 2: Howard 49 vs Ball State 3
    Week 3: Howard 27 @ Florida Atlantic 7
    Week 4: Howard 28 @ Bucknell 24
    Week 5: Howard 14 @ Dartmouth 23 (Irishbearcat)
    Week 6: Howard (CPU) 10 vs Yale 58 (DirtyCashDylan)
    Week 7: Howard vs Cincinnati
    Week 8: Howard vs Delaware (GrimReaperXXIV)
    Week 9: Howard vs Georgetown (Jqwon)
    Week 10: Howard @ Pennsylvania (Funngunner)
    Week 11: Howard vs Cornell (Thecrumbishere)
    Week 12: Howard 6 @ Princeton (CoachG72)
    Week 13: Howard @ Brown (Nikpin)
    Week 14: Bye

    2018 Season Preview
    "We managed to finish the season 6-6 again but this time went bowling last year. A bowl win put us over the top, our first winning record, 7-6. We hope to build on that this year. We saw some of the stallwarts leave due to graduation, our defensive anchor and 2 time second team AA MLB Brad Daugherty being one of the players whose leadership we will sorely miss.

    We were very young and hope the experience and success of last season will translate to even bigger things for us this year!!!

    These are the guys that will be taking care of business on the field:

    OFFENSE

    QB - rSR Anderson (83), rSR Barnes(78), rFR Tyson(73) "Anderson and Barnes have both been starters for us, there is a good chance they will both have opportunity to play and start depending on gameplan for the upcoming opponent. Barnes is a better passer while Anderson brings some nice mobility. Tyson will see some playing time, an excellent athlete out of high school, he redshirted last year. He will have the inside track to being the starter next season, so we plan to get him as much experience as possible.

    HB - rSR Kirby(87), rSO Scott(85), rFR Smiley (80) will be carrying the rock as we try to go under center more this year.

    FB - JR Walker (73), FR Hardy (69) We have gone away from the 2 back scheme that caused Walker to commit to play here and he has handled the reduced role the last few years well. We have tweaked the O again and have some sets that will put a fullback on the field and will use some packages that take advantage of the better pass blocking a fullback can provide.

    WR - JR Sanders (78), JR Walker (75), JR Wiggins (73), rJR Hogan (72) Will be counted on to gain separation and catch the ball. We are counting on them to help keep the qb clean by getting open quickly.

    TE - rSR Gillett (77), rSO Henry (77), SO Holland (73) Gillett redshirted last season hoping for to develope his game and body a bit more and improve his draft stock. His experience and maturity will be counted on alot. All three of these guys will see a fair amount of playing time with or 11 personnel heavy scheme

    T - rJR Jansen (74), JR Campbell (75), SO Reid(72), rSO Rollins (71) will be rotating in at the tackle position. All have improved since last season since all saw a significant amount of playing time, we hope that equates to better pass protection.

    G - SO Landrum(73), JR Hollis(73), rSO Bishop(72), SO Smith (71) These guys have another year of experience under their belt and will be counted on to get our run game going as well as prevent quick pressure on the QB

    C - JR Robinson (76) center is once again the strength of our OLine. We'll be counting on Robinson to make the adjustments in pass protection.

    DEFENSE

    DE - rSO Rogers (75), JR Johnson (79), FR McNeil (72), rSO Bowling (72) We will be young at this position but the talent level is pretty even so expect a pretty busy rotation to keep them fresh and gain some experience.

    DT - rSO Williams (76), rSO Kimbrough (75), SO Lambert (70), FR Williams (64) We lost alot of talent and experience at this position at graduation. We are counting on these guys to plug up the middle and hopefully pressure the QB

    OLB - rSR Mcdonald (79), rSO Griffin (72), JR Ernst (72), rSO Vincent (72) will all see playing time at outside linebacker. They are all so close skillwise we plan to rotate them as much as possible to keep them fresh

    MLB - rJR London(73), SO Coleman (71) With Daugherty graduating, London will have to fill some big cleats but we think he can do it.

    CB - JR Bush (75), JR Miller (74), rSR Williams (72) will be stepping in to starting roles. They all have good speed and decent coverage skills to slow down the opponent's passing game.

    FS - rSR Watson(78), rFR Crenshaw (73) will be protecting our deep middle, hopefully generating some turnovers

    SS - rSR Watson(78), FR Estes (73), rSR Carter (73) All three could see playing time depending on the opponent as each has different strengths

    K - rJR Brown (77) Performed well last season after a redshirt and we expect even more improvement this year.

    P - SR Newby(79) will handle punts one final time. He will also handle a good portion of the kickoff duty and may see the field when we need stronger leg for a long field goal try.

    We improved last year, making a bowl and our goal this year is to repeat that, albeit, this time we hope to lock down an invite instead of ending the season on the bubble at 6-6 yet again. A tough goal with the conference schedule ahead but we'll do our best to reach it."
     
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    After taking over as interim coach for the day of the last game of the season, Howard University announced coach Q, as he is called by the players, would receive a contract as the new head coach

    Coach Q held his first press conference regarding the upcoming season today:

    "Thanks for coming everyone. I just want to say I appreciate the opportunity I have here to build a successful football program. The team has been struggling but the kids are good, hardworkers. We will experience some growing pains as we transition to the new offense, defense and coaching staff. With the help and support of the fans, I promise to bring excitement to William H. Greene stadium as we build this program up.

    We have some building blocks with which to begin but it will not be an immediate turn around. We know that and hope the fans understand that. But with their help we will get it done!

    Thank you!!"

    Not exactly hinting at a big season but sounds like the man is here to do a big job and ready to take that on. We were told the starting line ups were not yet set, after the last few practices it would be released.
     
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    "I am not going to blow smoke up anything here, we have some good but not the most talented kids, especially for the scheme I prefer to run on either side of the ball. Regardless, we will prepare them the best we can for success both on and off the football field!" Coach Q​
    Howard Bison 2015 Depth Chart (players OVR rating is in parenthese):​
    OFFENSE
    QB - rs SO Ricky Carter (70), SO Jason Barnes (70), SO Adam Anderson (72)​
    "These guys are not that far apart, so we could have a rotation at QB early in the season, see which one proves to be the most game ready."​
    RB - rs SO Derrick Branch (75), rs JR Gilbert Tyson (74)​
    "Derrick transferred in last year and sat, he is hungry to see the field, hopefully we can create some openings to feed that hunger."​
    WR - JR Marshall Madox (76), SO David Bonds (75), JR Andrew Mccormick (70), rs JR Rashaad Holland (61)​
    "We are a bit raw at the WR position, Bonds was a TE last year but has shown he can catch. He willingly moved to wideout to help the team"​
    TE - SO Rico Gillett (66), SO Bill McQueen (68)​
    "A bit thin at this position right now, so our 3rd string guy is actually a converted fullback. I like having a TE on the field so hopefully these guys are up to the task."​
    O- LINE:​
    LT - JR Ty Jones (69), FR Daniel Jansen (62)​
    LG - JR BJ Foreman (72), JR Jared Miller (60)​
    C - JR Chad Jones (79), JR Aaron Hayford (61)​
    RG - rs SR Ramon Weeks (66), JR Jared Miller (61)​
    RT - JR Dustin Bowman (69), SO Joe Fuqua (60)​
    "As long as the injury bug doesnt bite too hard, the line should be solid enough to score some points."​
    DEFENSE
    LE - SR Shaun Hollis (76), SO Curtis Davis (70)​
    RE - rs SR Leon Todd (70), SR Brian Clark (69), JR Kyle Sykes (68)​
    DT - SO Tony Frank (72), JR Hunter Baker (71)​
    LLB - JR Aj Anderson (70), rs SR Pat Kimbrough (69)​
    MLB - SO Corey Daugherty (71), JR Kenneth Ward (70), JR Ryan Dukes (68)​
    RLB - SR Jeff Outlaw (71), rs SO David Jones (69)​
    CB - SO Ryan Davidson (74), SO Jelani Reyes (71), JR Terrance Williams (68)​
    FS - JR Mark Mitchell (72), rs FR Calvin Anderson (66)​
    SS - JR Mark Williams (64), rs FR Joshua Carter (64)​
    "We have a defensive unit that will have little drop off if a starter goes down, it was difficult at some positions to decide who deserved to play. We will see how they grade out through each game and make adjustments to get the hot hand on the field."​
    K - FR David Brown (65)​
    P - FR Jon Newby (67)​
    "Coming in to the recruiting game late with our only legit leg graduating left us scrambling. I think we managed to get a couple good young kids that will develop into solid contirbutors over the next 4 years."​
    "I am sure opposing offenses and defenses are salivating, thinking we will be an easy win. Fair warning, you better bring your 'A' game, because I guarntee we will. You will be relieved when that final gun goes off, cause it will be hard nosed, no quit football from this team til then!!!!"​
     
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    It was a rough first outing for the Howard Bison as they started out of conference play by visiting Vanderbilt. The offense struggled mightily moving the ball, generating only 155 total yards, 160 of that through the air. Carter started the game at quarterback, after going 5 of 11 with 2 picks and leading the Bison on their only scoring drive of the game. He gave way to Barnes who completed 11 of 15 passes for 112 yards despite heavy pressure. All told the two qbs were sacked 10 times, knocked down or hit several more. The offensive line just could not handle the Vandy front 7, allowing the qb to be punished and only paving the way for 20 yards on 10 carries for Branch.

    Defensively there was really only 1 bright spot when CB Davidson stepped in front of a pass late in the 1st to set up a short field for the offenses lone score. Other than that it was an ugly display of missed tackles, inept pass coverage and inability to shed blocks to make plays as the D allowed 584 total yards and 56 points to the Commodores. Vandy's Beathard was 19 of 23 for 345 yards, 6 tds and 1 int. Bowman had 227 yards and 2 tds on just 19 carries as he ran through gaping holes and poor tackle attempts.

    Coach Q didnt have much to say at his post game press conference, simply stating; "We have alot of work to do, I probably put too much on the kids with new offensive and defensive schemes. The coaching staff will begin looking at what we can do to simplify and help the kids be more confident with their assignments as soon as I leave the podium."
     
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    Howard continued to struggle in coach Q's innagural season as they returned home for their first game. The team unveiled a spread offense after scrapping the run n shoot scheme used in last week's debacle. Things did not start off well with 2 of Barnes' first 3 passes being intercepted and returned for a TD. Barnes managed to get the team on the board with a 17 yard pass late in the first but Duke responded with a 1 play drive when Bluedevil HB Smith went 62 yards around end on a speed option. That ended the first quarter 28 - 7 Duke. Duke never looked back as Howard failed to threaten even though they scored more more than 3 times the number of points scored last week vs Vanderbilt. Duke cruises 66-24

    The offense managed to put up decent numbers mainly through the air since the score got out of hand so early. Barnes started at QB but was benched after throwing his 5 int. He finished 20/30 for 226 yards and 2TDs. Carter came on after the half, leading the team to 10 more points on a 15/21 for 178 yeards and 1 TD performance. Unfortunately Carter had trouble maintaining possession, throwing 2 picks himself.

    The QBs can't take all the blame as the Oline continued to struggle, allowing 7 sacks to bring the 2 game total for the unit to 17.

    HB Branch had 32 yards on 13 carries and caught a 47 yard TD off a wheel route that was probably the play of the game for the offense. Gillett led the receivers with 8 catches for 109 yards.

    Defensively there were no bright spots as the Bison D forced 0 turnovers, recorded only 2 sacks, allowing Bluedevil QBs to go 13/19 for 195 yards and 2 TDs. Even worse, Duke HB Smith went 308yds and 5 TDs on just 19 carries as Howard defenders failed to show up on run defense yet again.

    "We need to improve greatly in pass protection and ball security by the qbs. Defensively we will have to revisit our game plans and schemes, see if we can find a way to slow the other team down. " was all coach Q had to say at his post game press conference.
     
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    Howard hosted Akron at William H. Greene stadium. The crowd was not expecting much, coach Q and the Bison delivered on the promise of exciting football!! Howard came away with a 36-25 win in a see saw battle.

    QB Barnes struggled early for Howard, throwing 3 picks in the first quarter, spotting the Zips to a 10-0 lead. Barnes recovered from his shaky start, throwing a TD pass to get the Bison on the board. LB David Jones picked off Pohl, returning it to the house and staking the Bison to their first lead all season. Akron added a field goal with 11 seconds remaining to end the first half 14-13 Howard.

    Akron took the opening kick right down the field to retake the lead in the 3rd. Barnes answered with his 2nd TD pass from 54 yards out, after the 2pt conversion it was 22-19 Bison. Akron tied the game with a 28 yard field goal with 2 and a half minutes remaining in the 3rd, and that is how the quarter ended, although Howard was driving.

    Less than a minute into the 4th, Bison HB Branch punched it in from 2 yards out to put Howard back on top yet again. Akron settled for a 27 yard field goal after the Bison defense stiffened inside the 10 with 4:30 remaining. The teams traded possessions until Howard held Akron on downs with about 2 minutes left. Barnes tossed TD pass #3 to seal the game...THE BISON WIN!!!!

    "Well, we have had trouble protecting the qb, I thought that was a factor in all the interceptions we have thrown. So we added a second back to improve protection, started out rough but Barnes managed to avoid getting benched by playing alot smarter and not forcing the ball so much.

    Defensively we made some changes, sat a few guys see if we could find a spark. We played a bit more conservatively than we have been, gave up some points but got a few more stops and held a team under 50 for the first time all year.

    We'll take what we did here and continue to build on it during the bye week. Things will get rough as we enter conference play with a road game at Harvard in two weeks."


    STAT LEADERS

    Passing
    Barnes - 31/41 414 yards 3TDs 3Ints, sacked 0 times

    Rushing
    Branch - 10 for 20 yards 1 TD

    Receiving
    Branch - 9 for 129 yards
    McCormick - 5 for 91 2 TDs
    Maddox - 5 for 84
     
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    Howard travelled to take on Harvard to open conference play. After a 52-29 loss, not sure Howard realized that conference play had begun.

    Opening pass of the game, as seems to be the norm for this team, was intercepted. Harvard scored quickly after that. Really not any highlights to describe in this game. The offense proved inept once again, throwing 6 ints to what was obviously a more athletic secondary as the DBs closed on the ball with amazing speed while the Howard receivers appeared to not realize the ball was even in the air, let alone thrown to them.

    Defensively the Bison couldn't get off blocks, pressure the qb, tackle or defend the pass.

    Bison QBs combined to go 25 of 45 for 470 yards and 4 tds, but 6 interceptsions and 5 sacks were absorbed.

    The running game continued to be non exsistent with Branch gaining only 20 yards on 7 carries. "We have not shown to be a very strong running team to being with and it is difficult to run the ball when you are constantly behind." said coach q

    Defensively the Bison were able to sack the Harvard qb 2 times and intercept him once while having half a dozen fall out of the defender's hands. Harvard ended up 20/34 for 358 yards and 4 TDs. On the ground, they racked up 189 yards on 37 attempts with HB Nealy leading the way with 3 tds and 111 of those yards on 20 carries.

    "Simple game, block, tackle, catch, run...we dont really excel at any of those things." stated coach q

    Next week hapless Howard U hosts rival Bucknell in the "BISON BATTLE"
     
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    Rival Bison faced off in the rain this evening as Howard played host to hated Bucknell. Howard finally made it through an opening possession without turnning the ball over but were forced to punt. Bucknell struggled offensively as well til midway thru the first quarter when 2nd string Howard qb Carter threw the first pick. Bucknell used that opportunity to score and followed it up with 2nd td on a long pass to end the first up 14 - 0.

    The second quarter saw Howard's defense stiffen while Carter shook off the rust, throwing TDs of 33 and 52 yards to tie the game at the half.

    Barnes returned to start the 3rd, he managed to hit Bonds from 14 yards out for the only score of the 3rd, 21 - 14 Howard.

    The turnover bug plaguing Howard appeared in the 4th and allowed Bucknell to score 14 and take a 7 point lead midway through the 4th. 28-21 Bucknell with 3:00 remaining in the game the home crowd began to expect the collapse to conitnue. Thankfully the home D rose to the occassion, getting a couple stops while the offense tried to collect itself. Coach q finally caught the visitors in a bad defense and Barnes lofted a beautiful pass to backup HB Clifford as he motioned out of the backfield for a 69 yard TD to tie the game with only 1:21 remaining.

    Coach q was seen on the sideline after that urging, exhorting, begging his defense to come through one last time so the offense would get a shot. The home town Bison D did just that as Bucknell went 3 and out. Getting the ball with just under a minute to play, Barnes managed to at least appear calm, as he took the field with 55 yards to paydirt. "Coach q said we were not going to play it safe, we wanted 6. I suppose our kicker being a true freshman had something to do with that. So we came out throwing." said Barnes later.

    Barnes and his mates came through as McCormick caught a slant 3 yards short of the end zone and ran over the defender to put his team up by 7. With only 21 seconds remaining, Bucknell gave it a try but were unable to move the ball, allowing Howard to pull out a 35-28 win.

    Howard qbs again combined for over 400 yards passing, completing 29 of 46 passes and 5 TDs. The not so impressive stats have shared blame with the offensive line, as the two qbs absorbed 8 sacks and threw 4 more Ints.

    Branch had 8 carries for 63 yards before leaving the game with a concussion. Once he left the ground game disappeared but for a couple scrambles by Barnes, Howard did finally finish a game with positive rushing numbers despite the lost yardage due to sacks.

    WR Bonds earned POG honors with 7 receptions 126 yards and 2 tds.

    Defensively we can just be proud we held them to fewer points than we had and less than 300 total yards, including zero 100 yard rushers!!!

    Next week Howard hosts Columbia and coach theamazingness in yet another battle of cellar dwelling ivy league teams!
     
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    Another game in the rain set the mood for another poor performance by Howard U. 0-5 Columbia came to town and left no longer winless 34 - 28. To the Bison's credit they some how managed to keep it close, down by only 3 with 3:44 remaining but the defense couldn't come up with a stop, allowing Columbia to extend their lead to 6 but more importantly milk the clock to only 27 seconds by the time Howard got the ball back.

    The passing game was stellar once again as far as yardage and TDs but problems that have plagued the Bison on both sides of the ball all season were front and center.

    OFFENSE
    The good: Barnes threw for 400+ yards and 4 TDs, completing a high percentage of his passes (19/28)
    The bad: Barnes and the Oline allowed 4 qb sacks and 5 ints (including the usual int on the first pass of the game)

    DEFENSE
    The good: Columbia was actually held to fewer total yards than Howard's O accumulated
    The bad: What does it matter when you cant shed blocks, defend the pass or tackle...especially with the offense turning it over 5 times.

    Next week begins a stretch of four road games which doesn't bode well for the Bison who have really struggled away from home. The fun starts with a visit to Delaware and coach xGridironxGurux's Blue Hens.
     
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    Howard struggles on the road as the turnover bug continues to plague the Bison qbs. Delaware wins easily 37 - 3.

    "Not much to say, we were 12 of 20 throwing the ball between both qbs, but 5 of those not completed to our team were completed to the other team. Can't win many games with that type of turnover ratio. I will say at least the O line held up better only allowing 2 sacks.

    Defensively we held up reasonably well against a very strong running game, only giving up 200 yards.

    Other than that, not much else to say regarding the game. Same ol' same ol', defense couldnt keep em out of the end zone, especially with the offense giving the damn ball to the other team so much. The offense couldnt put the ball in the damn end zone so we lost.

    Next week is another road game and we have yet to play well on the road, the coaching staff will do the best we can to prepare them but the kids have to execute...eventually!"
     
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    Howard loses again, this time to Georgetown, 33-14​

    "I dont know what to tell ya, we try but we dont succeed. I will say there is no quit in these kids but that is about all they have going for them right now. Surprised to say it was a defensive struggle. Our D hung in there tough, the O just could never get in a rythm and now Barnes is out. Doc says it is 4 weeks minimum so, we have just Carter and a CB, unless we burn the redshirt on Anderson.

    O line again was exposed giving up 7 more sacks, Barnes tossed 2 more ints before being injured.

    The defense actually played well, 1-6 on 3rd down and only 72 yards on 19 carries. Completion percentage was better than I would like at 75% but overall, few turnovers and sacks and we held em under 300 yards which is rare for us.

    Offense just couldnt do the job. Next week we are at least home as we play Penn, see how things go."
     
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    Penn is an unfriendly guest, defeating Howard 35 - 10.

    "Not really much to talk about, we can't stop anyone defensively and the offense pretty much struggles to move the ball. We will continue to work and try to be as competitive as possible."
     
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    "Another game with good passing yards and overall stats but too many turnovers, especially turnovers that are pick 6's...can't win many games that way.

    Obviously we are trying to fit a square peg into a round hole right now. Recruiting has been good but we have not been able to bring in players suited to what we were planning to do. We will be evaluating our team compared to our scheme and adapting as best we can to suit the players and coaches to a scheme that will give us the best chance to compete." quote for coach q
     
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    Howard pulls out a win vs visiting Princeton with defense. The defense gave up alot of yards but generating 5 turnovers was key for victory. Offensively protecting the QB continued to be a problem as Carter absorbed 6 sacks and several additional pressures and hits but he only threw 1 int which is pretty impressive considering how things have gone this season.

    Princeton finished with almost 350 yards while Howard generated only 186.

    "Well, not a pretty win really. The snow caused some problems with traction as Carter had to hold on to the ball longer than usual as receivers were slipping while running their routes. I guess taking the sack is better than turning it over but would really like him to just throw it away...SAFELY!!

    Road trip to ranked Brown team will wrap up this season, hopefully we can at least make a game of it since the road has not been kind to us all season." said caoch q
     
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    A solid first half didnt carry over to the second as Howard gives up 21 unanswered points in the last two periods to allow visiting #4 ranked Brown to leave town with a 38-17 win.

    Coach q final post game press conference of the season:

    "We are not the most talented team to start with, lack of depth shows as the game goes on. On offense, QBs are young but both got pretty good experience this season, and made alot of mistakes. The OLine was really struggling, especially with so little depth, those guys didnt get much rest. Receivers had some problems with holding on to the ball but got some good experience since we tend to throw alot...a byproduct of being behind constanlty. HBs are young, not the fastest but pretty capable given the chance, another byproduct of having to throw the ball alot.

    Defensively we were just out manned at pretty much every position, not alot of size or speed anywhere so we really had to play a guessing game in hopes of stopping the other team, unfortunately, even when we guessed right they didnt hold up real well.

    The kids all gave everything they had and I am proud of their effort. We have less than a dozen seniors on a pretty depleted roster, so the experience gained this season will hopefully show next season with some improvement.

    The kids all worked hard and never gave up, I am proud of them for that and glad to have had the opportunity to coach them. In addition, think we have a decent group of kids coming in, with a few more that we yet hope will sign with us.

    Time to get to work for next season."
     
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    Howard Bison 2016 Depth Chart (players OVR rating is in parenthese):

    OFFENSE
    QB - rs SO Adam Anderson (75), rs JR Ricky Carter (74), JR Jason Barnes (74)
    "Anderson is coming off a redshirt, we hope to incorporate his mobility into the offense this year. He worked on his throwing but still isnt quite up to Carter or Barnes so we will probably see a 2 or 3 headed monster at QB early in the season to see who has the leadership ability to score points and take better care of the ball."

    RB - rs JR Derrick Branch (79), rs SR Gilbert Tyson (80)
    "Derrick handled the bulk of the load on the ground last season, but Gilbert really worked hard during the offseason so we will give both guys opportunity going with the hot hand."

    FB - FR Nick Walker (66)

    "Nick was one of the first recruits to sign for us last season, he will see the field in our 2 back formations. He is more of a receiving threat but will help in pass protection and lead blocking as well."

    WR - SR Marshall Madox (81), JR David Bonds (79), SR Andrew Mccormick (74), FR Ray Sanders (70)
    "We hope last year's experience will allow us to spread the field and force the defense to protect sideline to sideline more than we were able to last year."

    TE - JR Rico Gillett (70), JR Bill McQueen (72)
    "With the development from last year we will use more TEs, a big body that is harder to press will help in those 3rd and short to medium distance situations."

    O- LINE:
    T - SR Ty Jones (73), SR Dustin Bowman (74)
    G - SR BJ Foreman (75), FR DJ Hollis (64)
    C - SR Chad Jones (83)

    "We tried to focus on shoring this unit up in recruiting but unfortunately we were not able to get the desired depth. Conditioning and strength training has been a focus during the offseason in hopes the injury bug doesnt bite us."

    DEFENSE
    DE - JR Curits Davis (75), JR Kyle Sykes (71)
    DT - JR Tony Frank (75), SR Van Harrison (74)
    OLB - SR Aj Anderson (73), rs JR David Jones (73)
    MLB - JR Corey Daugherty (74), SR Kenneth Ward (73), SR Ryan Dukes (72)
    CB - JR Ryan Davidson (78), JR Jelani Reyes (74), SR Terrance Williams (73)
    FS - SR Mark Mitchell (72)
    SS - SR Mark Williams (68)

    "We really struggled last year defensively. We are moving to a 4 man front this year to shore up stopping the run and to hopefully improve on the pass rush. Daugherty had a great year last season in the middle, hopefully he can hold down the MLB spot on his own."

    Special Teams
    K/P - SO Jon Newby (70)

    "Jon punted really well thanks to all the in game reps he got last season. He worked out alot with Dave Brown place kicking to the point we are going to try and redshirt Brown so he can develop more leg strength by letting Newby handle all the kicking duties this season."


    "The schedule is going to be tough again this year, especially in conference. Some great teams and coaches to face. We have set an ambitious goal of winning 6 games in order to be bowl eligible at season's end for the first time.

    We have our work cut out for us!"
     
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    Howard opened the 2016 season traveling to Houston to take on Rice. It was a defensive battle through much of the first quarter but then things went bad for the Bison. Rice scored with 50 seconds remaining in the 1st quarter set up by Andersons first int. After a 3 and out Rice qb Wood hit a streaking receiver that got behind the secondary, fortunatlye SS Williams was able to run the Owl's receiver down before crossing the goal line. Unfortunately it was for naught as Wood threw his second TD pass of the game for the Owls. Anderson threw int #2 that Rice CB Murphy took to the house after jumping an out route...falling behind 21 - 0 was not how coach q wanted to start off.

    Anderson hit WR Maddox on a slant against heavy pressure that turned in to a 65 yard TD to finally put Howard on the board with 4 minutes to play in the 2nd. The Bison managed to close within 7 after HB Tyson plowed in from 2 yards out with !:27 remaining in the half. That is how the score would remain at the break.

    The 3rd quarter saw the Bison manage to close to within 6 when Anderson hit Tyson on streak route out of the backfield. "I saw they were going to come with a heavy blitz so I had the FB block, slid the line protection and sent Tyson straight up field hoping I could hit him if the protection would give me a second...it worked!" said Anderson during his post game press conference. Rice hit 2 field goals of 51 yards on either side of Howard's TD to account for the remaining scorring during the 3rd.

    Down 21-27 Howard's defense bent but didnt break, managing to keep the Owls out of field goal range. With 3:21 remaining the Bison took their first lead of the game when WR Bonds caught Anderson's pass as he crossed the back of the end zone, 28-27. Anderson broke loose on a read option as Howard tried to kill the clock running it in from 21 yards out, his inexperienced showed since the score put the Bison up by 8 but left 17 seconds on the clock. "I was yelling at him to fall down, don't score but he is only a sophmore playing in his first game after redshirting so I cant get too upset with him...since things turned out okay." <chuckle> said coach as he walked off the field.

    Howard University is undefeated to start the season, I'll repeat, HOWARD U is undefeated at 1-0 to start the 2016 season!!!!

    "We still have some problems protecting the quarter back but the line did pretty well opening up holes for the running game. The 4-2-5 defense isnt something we see frequently and the kids had trouble identifiying their blocking assignments at times.

    I am happy to get a win to start the season. We have a tough game coming at Northwestern next week and alot of work to do." said coach q during his post game press conference.
     
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    Howard travels to Big 10 country to take on Northwestern. The game, surprisingly, was a defensive struggle despite Howard giving up 400 yards of offense. The Bison only tallied 281 yards of offense but finished the game with a 21-17 win, making them 2-0 for the first time ever!!!!​
    "We again struggled with proteciting the passer but the run game came thru and Anderson was efficient enough, despite the pressure to complete 17 of 27 passes despite absorbing 5 sacks. Cudos to Anderson for taking that beating, maintaining his poise and leading us to victory!"​
    Northwestern was up 7-0 at the end of the first thanks to a solid drive culminating in a short run by HB sherman. Midway through the second, Howard managed to tie things up after a long drive led by Anderson who kept on a read option from 7 yards out. Northwestern would kick a 29 yard field goal with 1 mintue left to take a 3 point lead into the half.​
    Howard received the 2nd half kick only to punt. Northwester proceeded to move the ball methodically down the field to take a 17-7 lead when qb Ford hit TE spencer for an 8 yard TD. Anderson hit WR Wilson on a 45 yrd td off a playaction pass to pull the Bison back to within 3 at 1 minute remaining in the 3rd.​
    The two teams exchanged 3 and outs when Anderson took the field and orchestrated an impressive 16 play drive that culminated in a 1 yard TD run by Tyson. The score put Howard up for the first time in the game, and only the second time on the season with 1:30 left to play. Northwestern moved the ball methodically down the field, picking up some key 3rd and 4th down plays. With no time left, JR CB Jelani Reyes stepped in front of a Charles pass and intercepted in the end zone to preserve the win for the BISON!!!!​
    "Good win, I'll be honest and say I don't enjoy playing from behind like we have so far but the kids are showing some resilience and a 'Will not give up attitude' that I admire. Next up our first home game of the season vs Buffalo! If we can win that we will be half way to our goal of being bowl eligible!" ​
     
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    Howard finishes out of conference play in their home opener against Buffalo with style, racking up 591 yards of offense and scoring 63 points. Unfortunately the defense gave up 482 yards and allowed 34 points.

    Anderson played well, only throwing it 16 times and completing 12 for 296 yards and 3 TDs, 1 Int. He did absorb 4 sacks and several hits. Despite the sacks he finished the game with postive yards rushing, 13 on 9 attempts with a long of 32 and a TD.

    Tyson led all rushers with 188 yards on 12 carries, including a beautiful 92 yard score on an option. Branch, Kirby and Cross also had a few touches.

    Maddox, Bonds and McCormick each caught a TD pass with McCormick leading the receivers in receptions with 4.

    The defense managed just 2 sacks and very little pressure on the qb as they gave up over 300 yards through the air. They did make the Bull qb pay, picking him off 4 times and returning 2 of them for scores. Buffalo HB Ellis had 17 carries for 125 yards and 2 TDs to prove the Bison D is porous no matter how the opponent tries to move the ball.

    Surprised to be 3-0 after non conference play, coach q was quoted "Was nice to play a game with a lead instead of coming from behind all the time. Hope the kids get the hint heheh.

    Great to be 3-0 and have some good momentum prior to conference play. Little concerned the bye next week, Dartmouth is going to be a tough conference opener, on the road...need all the momentum and luck we can get!"
     
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    After the bye week Howard traveled to take on Dartmouth. "As I feared, the week off cost us. We just couldn't get any rythm on offense. I was really hoping our ground game would do better than it did."; said coach q.

    It was a defensive struggle all the way as neither team had more the 275 yards of offense and only one turnover each.

    "We are home next week against a Harvard team that is doing well, hopefully we can put some work in this week to make a game of it."
     
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    Howard hosted Harvard this week trying to rebound from a road loss. A surprising defensive struggle broke out in DC as neither team could put up points until the end of the first quarter. Bison Specialist Newby broke the scoreless tie with 1:04 remaining as he barely sneaked the ball over the crossbar from 39 yards out.

    Falling behind woke the Crimson O as they put together a nice drive, cluminating in an 8yd TD pass from Price to Wadsworth. Howard closed to within 1 on a 23 yard field after their drive stalled at the 6. With just over a minute remaining, coach Differentness gave Price the green light to throw, Bison DB Williams snared a sideline pass to get the ball back, setting the Bison offense up at the Crimson 43. A nice mix of run and pass moved the ball 30 yards to Harvard's 10 where Sanders snagged Anderson's pass for the TD with 9 seconds remaining. The 2pt conversion was successful and the half ended with Howard up 14-7 on a shocked Harvard squad.

    The third quarter saw both defense refuse to give in. Finally in the 4th, Price found TE Newton for an 18 yard TD to tie the game with 4:57 remaining. Coach q leaned heavily on the run game to kill clock and set up for a final game winning score. A tough methodical drive over came the first holding call on true freshman FB Nick Walker but the second one caused the drive to stall forcing Newby to attempt a 42 yard FG which fell short. Harvard managed one first down before being forced to punt, pinning the Howard at it's 1 yard line. Unable to kneel and kill the clock coach q called a run to banged up hb Tyson who charged out of the end zone for a 6yrd gain. Not wanting to tempt fate, coach q let the clock run out and prepared his squad for OT.

    Howard won the toss and elected to go on defense. Harvard moved inside the Howard 10 before the Bison defense forced a 4th down decision. Coach Differentness wisely took the points since his D held Howard scoreless since the end of the first half. The 23 yard field goal told coach q what his team needed to do..."We can't settle for less than 3 boys, but we want 6!!!"

    Trying to play a safe aggressive, Howard converted on 3rd down and set up first and goal at the Crimson 11. Anderson dropped back to pass and tried to hit HB Tyson releasing out of the backfield for no gain. On second down Howard spread the field; "Like they had done all game, the DBs were running our pass routes better than our receivers, was like they were in the huddle for the call. I saw a gap over the left side of the line and headed for it, I dont know which OL big ass suddenly got in my way but I didnt panic, managed to spin away to the left around the end and saw nothing but green to the goal line. I don't think it has ever taken me that long to run 11 lousy yards!!"; said Anderson as he described the scramble that won the game.

    Howard wins in the first overtime 20-17 to go 4-1 (1-1) on the year.

    "Hell of a game, I really didnt expect it to be such a defensive struggle...especially not with our defense. Great game by Harvard and coach Differentness, they should be proud of their effort. We made plays, especially on defense, when we needed em.

    Now we head to Columbia and coach theAmazingness..."
     

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