The Upset Recap: This past Saturday, Howard University 43 – UNLV 40. 45 point underdog. Largest point spread upset in college football history. Congratulations Bison and Coach London! The best on this 2017 season and beyond.
We Got That Bison/Showtime Pride:
-I heard my “Showtime” represented Howard well throughout Las Vegas and on the field. Thank YOU!
-I also heard there were those (i.e., referees and commentators) who weren’t hospitable or respectful. Their loss. Literally. Inga S Willis in true Bison Pride fashion set them straight. https://www.facebook.com/inga.willis/posts/10156447827883368
-Caylin choose Howard University for Howard. “Football alone was not the only factor that made this decision easy, Newton Sr. noted. “It was a combination of campus culture, strong academics, as well as an opportunity to play football,” said Newton Sr., an alumnus of Savannah State.” — https://theundefeated.com/features/cam-newtons-younger-brother-caylin-will-play-football-at-howard-university/
“We’re doing it the right way.”, Caylin said regarding his choice, live on ESPN outside Cook Hall. http://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/20575010
-An Honorary Bison in the Making – Big Bro gives a loving congratulatory Instagram shout out.
–🎶I’m so glaaaaad. I went to Howard U.🎶 Still time to get those season tickets. Bison Love!!! #MissionPossible #HowardUniversity #InTruthAndService #IBleedBlue #MarchingBISON #HUYouKnow #I’mSoGladIWentToHowardU #AintNoPartyLikeAnHUParty #OhHowardWeSingOfThee
Give Back: In the spirit of the 43-40 win, Howard ask that YOU make a gift in the amount of $43.40 to support HU Athletics and the #MissionPossible spirit of Bison Football. http://www.hubison.com/news/2017/9/3/football-43-40-missionpossible-gift-campaign.aspx
Oh No You Didn’t: This probably won’t be the end of it. Also, can you say “Ca Ching”. See you in Vegas next time for a bigger and better extravaganza. In the meantime, Kent State here we come.
The Moral of the Story – New Moment! New Opportunity!: New coach. New quarterback. We restructured. We believed. We fought. We persevered. We won!
This is a lesson in when things (Losing seasons and getting beat up on.) aren’t working in your favor, you take a moment to lick your wounds. Then bring forth the strength to regroup, strategize, upgrade your team, get all to buy in, believe, and work your magic. And, I’m not just talking football. I’m talking LIFE! So to you I say, go forth and be great. Bison Love!
If I Was a Betting Bison: Wish I had betted. $100 on the Bison could have yielded $55,000. Humph…
Bring It: Fun exchange between our own Stan Verrett and UNLV’s Kenny Mayne. https://www.facebook.com/UNLVAthletics/videos/10156559612889951/
We Drew Blood First: And, we’re far from being extinct. https://www.facebook.com/AmberDixonSports/videos/776359755879559/
Bison Coverage – 🎶We Got a New Attitude🎶: “With the victory, HU picked up its first season opening win in more than a decade. Furthermore, Howard earned its first victory over a FBS foe in program history.” http://www.hubison.com/news/2017/9/3/football-bison-stun-rebels-in-historic-season-opener-victory.aspx
Hometown Coverage – We’re No Lambs. We’re Bison!: “In other words, the Bison were supposed to be a sacrificial offering.” — https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/09/03/howard-and-caylin-newton-stun-unlv-in-one-of-the-biggest-upsets-in-college-football-history/?utm_term=.f538000f8d27
In Summary – We Did That: “Caylin Newton, the younger brother of Cam Newton, threw for 140 yards and a touchdown while under center for Howard. He really shined with room to run, totaling two rushing touchdowns and 190 yards on the ground. Newton led the Bison to the game-winning score with 7:34 still to go in the game, following a 42-yard pass to Anthony Philyaw with a four-yard dash into the end zone to put Howard up 43–40.”
That secured the first-ever win at Howard for head coach Mike London, who formerly served as Virginia head coach from 2010 to ’15…” — https://hbcubuzz.com/2017/09/cam-newtons-brother-leads-howard-university-beating-unlv-largest-point-spread-upset-college-football-history/
For the Stats Geeks:http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400945252
The Stampede is Coming! ONWARD!!!