Willcox completed 36 of 49 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears. Wes Rockett caught eight passes for 121 yards and two scores.
Stockton Owen scored on a 2-yard run with 23 seconds left in the first quarter to give Brown the lead.
Willcox had a 3-yard scoring toss to Rockett, but Austin Alley's point-after kick was blocked and the Bears led 13-0. Ethan Gettman and Alley traded field goals, but Zevi Eckhaus passed to Jalen Powell for a 6-yard touchdown with 8 seconds left to pull Bryant within 16-10 at halftime.
Eckhaus gave the Bulldogs a 17-16 lead at the 5:57 mark of the third quarter when he fired a 38-yard scoring strike to Matthew Prochaska.
Brown regained the lead 7 seconds into the final quarter when Willcox took advantage of an Eckhaus interception to toss a 12-yard touchdown to Rockett on the first play following the pick. The two-point conversion failed and the Bears led 22-17.
Eckhaus finished with 262 yards on 20-of-37 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Prochaska had six receptions for 112 yards, while Powell hauled in seven passes for 91 yards.
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