Howard Defeats UNLV in Historic Win
Dear Howard University Community,
It is with great excitement that we congratulate the Howard University football team and coaching staff for their historic 43-40 win against University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on September 2. Led by coach Mike London, the Bison defeated the Rebels at Sam Boyd stadium, despite being 45-point underdogs. Sports analysts claimed this to be the biggest point-spread upset in college football history. This win exemplifies Coach London’s coined phrase – “Mission Possible!”
Freshman quarterback, Caylin Newton rushed for 190 yards and passed for 140 in his debut game. Offensive Lineman, Gerald Wright also played a key role in Saturday’s win paving the way for 449 total offensive yards and no allowed sacks.
The Howard University community was front and center during Saturday’s historic win. The Showtime Marching Band, cheerleaders, and Ooh La La Dance Line ushered in an authentic aura of Howard University Bison pride to Sam Boyd Stadium. Alumni across the country traveled to Las Vegas to support the football team in their season opener.
Coming off a 2-9 record last year, this is a great start for the 2017 season. Howard will face Kent State University this upcoming Saturday, September 9, at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. Let’s all show our support for this amazing team. Grab your tickets to this season's sporting events at www.hubison.com.
Excellence in Truth and Service,
Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA