Bulldogs' running back Jason Douglas powered his way to four rushing touchdowns Monday night in Division II recreational league action to help the Bulldogs to a 27-19 victory over the LSU Tigers.
Douglas scored twice in the first half and two more times in the final 25 minutes to end the contest with over 100 yards rushing.
The LSU Tigers held a 12-6 lead for much of the first half, but the Bulldogs relentless rushing offense proved too much for the Tigers to overcome.
Douglas wasted little time to start his impressive scoring night, needing less than three minutes in the game to find the end zone for his first score.
On the Bulldogs opening possession, Douglas broke free for a 70-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs missed the ensuing 2-point conversion, taking a 6-0 lead with 22:25 left in the first half.
The Tigers answered with their first score two minutes later, tying the game at 6-6 on a 30-yard touchdown from Zion Ross.
The Tigers took the lead with 3:33 left in the first half on another rushing touchdown, this time from Myneck Royalston. Royalston gave the Tigers their first lead of the contest on a 4-yard touchwn run, doubling up the Bulldogs 12-6.
Unfortunatly for the Tigers, the Bulldogs answered with a quick score to take the lead at the half. On their final possession of the period, the Bulldogs marched their way to the Tigers' red zone, scoring on a Douglas 6-yard touchdown run. The bulldogs converted the 2-point coversion, taking a 13-12 advantage into halftime.
Both teams traded touchdowns to start the second half, with Douglas scoring his third touchdown with 19:26 let in the game on a 2-yard run. Douglas also converted the 2-point conversion on the ground, extending the Bulldogs' lead to 21-12.
Down by nine with less than 10 minutes to go, Tigers' quarterback Dangelo Haney found receiver Raquis Holmes for a 27-yard pass that took the Tigers to the Bulldogs 23-yard line.
Royalston scored one play later on a 23-yard run, and a successful extra-point converstion trimmed the Bulldogs' lead to 21-19 with 3:53 left to go in the contest.
Despite their strong comeback attempt, the Tigers were unable to recover the onside kick after their score. Douglas cemented the Bulldogs win with 1:56 left in the game, scoring his fourth and final touchdown on a 54-yard run.
Douglas' score gave the Bulldogs a 27-19 win.
Other game scores were not available from last week for games played at Turner Lake and Wolverine Field.
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