The first of Barry Tolliver's two pass interceptions set up the only touchdown and gave District of Columbia's Firebirds a 7-0 victory yesterday over winless St. Paul's at Lawrenceville, Va.
In the third period, Tolliver, a world-class sprinter, intercepted at the Tiger 19, and moments later Michael Stover scored from the one.
The Tigers recovered three UDC fumbles inside the 30 in the last five minutes, but gave the ball back each time on interceptions.
UDC had seven interceptions, with Kelly Putman also getting two. Putman also recovered two fumbles.
The two teams totaled 285 yards in offense -- 167 for UDC and 118 for St. Paul's. Bryan Bradley had 55 yards on 18 carries for the Tigers (0-6), Mark Hodges 35 yards on nine carries for UDC (3-3).
Bowie State made a strong defensive showing with a 70-yard touchdown interception by Marco Tongue and a fourth-period safety. It was the first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association victory this season for the hosts.
Bowie (3-2) took a 6-0 lead with 9:41 remaining in the first quarter when Tongue intercepted Ken Walker's pass.
Bowie increased its lead to 9-0 with 13:50 remaining when defensive end Mike Kemp tackled Fayetteville running back Ronnie Douglass in his own end zone.