SALISBURY ALLENTOWN, PA. — ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Tailback Eric Frees became the state's career collegiate rushing leader and scored three touchdowns, as Western Maryland (3-1, 3-0) defeated Muhlenberg (0-4, 0-3), 34-6, in a Centennial Football Conference game yesterday.
Frees carried the ball 22 times for 120 yards to raise his career rushing total to 4,248 yards. The senior surpassed the previous state record of 4,179, set by Navy's Napoleon McCallum (1981-85). Frees also moved into a tie for sixth place on the NCAA Division III all-time rushing yards list.
The 3-0 conference start is Western Maryland's best since its inception in 1983.
Western Maryland opened the scoring with 8 minutes, 11 seconds left in the first quarter when senior linebacker Jim Webster tackled tailback Frank Auletta in the end zone for a safety. The Green Terrors then took the free kick and marched 43 yards in seven plays, with freshman tailback Mark Vergalito scoring from four yards out.
Vergalito also surpassed the 100-yard mark, gaining 110 yards on 14 attempts.
Guilford 20, Salisbury State O
Calvin Hunter rushed for 57 yards and added two touchdown passes to lead Guilford College (5-0) past Salisbury State (1-3).
Hunter completed touchdown passes of six yards to Bron
Thompson and 11 yards to Billy Hardison to give the Quakers a two-touchdown lead by the end of the first quarter.
Pat Tully's 1-yard run in the third quarter capped an 8-play, 73-yard drive by Guilford on their first possession of the second half.
Frostburg 33, Western Conn. 3
Jimmy Carter scored two touchdowns in Frostburg State's victory over Western Connecticut State University.
Carter had six carries for 40 yards, as the Bobcats (4-1) ran for 358 yards. He scored on runs from 8 and 13 yards.
The Colonials (0-4) were held to 103 total yards. Western's only score came on a 37-yard field goal with 1:39 left in the first half.
Frostburg State quarterback Mike Jones led the team with 96 rushing yards.
Potomac St. 26, Mont-Rock 24
Geno Guerrieri threw four touchdown passes, including a 13-yard touchdown to Paul Bowen with 5:32 remaining to lift Potomac State (2-3) over Montgomery-Rockville (1-3-1).