Chris Goetz, a senior quarterback who is rewriting the Towson State football record book, picked up the total offense mark when he had 128 yards at Rhode Island Saturday. The figure moved him past Ron Meehan and Dan Dullea and into first place with 5,853. Dullea's mark, which had stood since 1976, was 5,799.
Just ahead is the passing standard of Meehan, 6,164 yards, set in 1977-80. Goetz, 6 feet 4, 220 pounds, had 155 yards in the 40-21 loss and has a career total of 6,130.
At the other end of the spectrum, junior tailback Robbie Jackson got his first collegiate touchdown on a 28-yard run and later added another on a run of 13 yards. Defensively, backs Gary Hatcher and Aaron Bates each had 12 tackles.
Among the injured, linebacker Jared Frees, center Mike Gunthrop, and cornerback Dustin Harper will be available for Saturday's home opener with Lehigh, but sprained knees are expected to sideline fullback John O'Neill and defensive tackle Todd Katovsich for at least two weeks.
Sophomore running back Paul Ferreri rushed for 99 yards in the first half, was banged up on the second-half kickoff and saw only limited duty thereafter in Saturday's 22-20 loss at Catholic University. Ferreri ended with 109 yards -- most of it behind senior standout Frank Gangemi -- and one touchdown.
First-year coach Jim Margraff was impressed with a pair of two-minute drills engineered by his team. With a minute left in the half and one timeout remaining, sophomore quarterback John Guglielmo directed a drive that culminated in a 27-yard touchdown pass to Dave Cosenza. Key defensive efforts were recorded by sophomore linebacker Steuart Markley (19 tackles), sophomore back Ed Lineen and senior lineman Dave Erfle.
Glenny Moore, a senior wide receiver forced out of Saturday's game with Bethune-Cookman because of a bruised thigh, is expected to be out three to four weeks. A stomach injury to James Dozier, a senior linebacker who also had to leave the game early, was not as serious as first thought, and he has been cleared for practice.
When the Green Terrors outlasted host Albright, 45-31, Saturday night, it marked the most points for a Western Maryland road game since a 69-0 triumph at Loyola in 1928. It was also the most points for the Green Terrors since a 51-12 decision over Lebanon Valley in 1982.
Junior tailback Eric Frees scored four touchdowns and had 268 yards of total offense. He tied school records for touchdowns and points (24) in a game and tied career marks for rushing touchdowns (22) and 100-yard games (12).
Senior quarterback Mike Hamm converted all four fourth-down attempts, and eight of 14 third-down efforts, including five of six in the second half. Defensively, freshman linebacker Trevor Sellers had an interception and a fumble recovery, and tackle Danny Moore forced three fumbles.
Junior fullback Rory McTigue led the Bobcats in their 21-7 win at Mercyhurst. The team's top runner and scorer of a year ago opened with 159 rushing yards and a touchdown to spark the team's run-oriented offense.
Coach Dennis Riccio was pleased with the total of 251 rushing yards against a team noted for being strong against the run. Only seven passes were thrown, with one completion. Defensive back Darryl McGuire had 11 tackles and defensive back Keith Shorter had six tackles and an interception.
Freshman Pat Poole, who entered the game at the start of the fourth quarter, proved to be the most effective quarterback for Salisbury State, leading a 10-play, 85-yard drive for the team's only touchdown in a 21-7 loss at C.W. Post. For the day, he was five of seven for 41 yards, including a 3-yard toss to Bill Lewit for the score. Lewit, a senior, doubled last year's reception total (10 games) when he caught four passes.
Sophomore linebacker Rick Helton was the top tackler with eight, one for a loss, and he was in on his side's only sack.