Written by: Bradford Brooks
Allow him to introduce himself, his name is Caylin Newton, the brother of NFL quarterback and the 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton. Caylin made his debut last Saturday in Las Vegas, lining up under center for the Bison, playing quarterback just like his big brother as they faced UNLV.
In Newton’s debut, he made quite an impression accounting for 330 total offensive yards and three touchdowns to lead Howard to an improbable win as they were considered a 45-point underdog against FBS opponent UNLV.
Howard’s 43 to 40 victory over the Rebels is the largest point spread upset in college football history. It was also the second consecutive season a MEAC conference team has been able to defeat an FBS opponent.
New head coach Mike London inherited a team that posted a record of 3 and 19 over the last two seasons. So this win marks the start of a new era and a lot of optimism for the HU program as this was the program’s first win over an FBS opponent.
For Newton, this win allowed him to establish his own identity as force to be wrecking with in the future of college football and to get out of his brother’s shadow.
Mike London’s Bison travel on the road again this week as they face another FBS opponent Kent State.
There Howard will look to stay hot and also capture their second consecutive victory in school history over FBS competition.