First-year coach Ron Prince has had a bumpy start to his tenure and has alienated some of the supporters and players with “radio-active, yelling coaching style.” The Bison were pummeled 79-0 by Maryland to open the season.
After losing 37-29 to Bethune Cookman on Saturday, Howard dropped to 1-4.
Newton was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) preseason player of the year and was named the MEAC’s offensive player of the year last season.
In the historic win over UNLV, Newton rushed for 190 yards and passed for 140 yards while having a hand in on three touchdowns in the 43-40 win. The Bison were 45-point underdogs entering the game.