Smith makes interception

Carson-Newman’s Ja’Quan Smith intercepts Bowie State quarterback Ja’Rome Johnson’s pass in the end zone to end the Bulldogs’ final drive and preserve the Eagles’ victory. – DANIELLE PROULX | SPECIAL TO THE STANDARD BANNER

BOWIE, MD – No. 24 Carson-Newman (9-2) held 11th-ranked Bowie State (11-1) to its lowest point total of the season Saturday afternoon, bouncing the CIAA Champs from the NCAA playoffs with a 17-9 win. 

C-N now advances to take on Lenoir-Rhyne (12-0), a 36-7 winner over Miles in another first-round game. 

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