Salisbury rallies for 28-21 win over Methodist Johns Hopkins rolls past Swarthmore for 42-7 win

State

September 22, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Myron Dent carried the ball only three times, but it was enough as Dent scored the final touchdown and two-point conversion to give Salisbury State a 28-21 win over host Methodist yesterday in Fayetteville, N.C.

Salisbury State (2-1) jumped out to an early 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by quarterback Kris Kershaw and running back Brian Blessing.

But after Blessing's scoring run, Methodist got going on a 99-yard kickoff return by DeCarlos West with 7: 17 left in the second quarter.

Salisbury extended its lead to 17-14 in the third quarter on a 23-yard field goal at the 7: 50 mark of the third quarter.

Then, Methodist came roaring back on two defensive scores.

Leon Clark recovered a fumble in the end zone and less than two minutes later Owen Martin returned an interception 20 yards for a score to give Methodist its first lead of the game, 21-17.

A field goal early in the fourth quarter by Salisbury State made it 21-20. Dent made his decisive 12-yard run with 4: 53 left.

* Johns Hopkins 42, Swarthmore 7: Mark Guzzo caught three touchdown passes to lead the visiting Blue Jays (1-1, 1-0) to a Centennial Conference victory.

Guzzo scored on passes from quarterback Wayne Roccia of 14, 23 and 21 yards. Roccia was 12-for-27 for 126 yards and two interceptions.

Swarthmore (0-2, 0-1) got its only score with 10: 40 remaining in the third quarter when quarterback Pat Straub found Mason Tootell streaking down the sideline for a 57-yard touchdown.

Hopkins also scored on two Swarthmore errors. A fumble led to a 10-yard touchdown run by Adam Gentile and Brian DePalma scored on a 59-yard interception return.

* Frostburg State 24, Central Connecticut State 6: E.J. Fuller rushed for 89 yards and for one touchdown as the host Bobcats (1-1) topped Central Connecticut State (1-2).

Frostburg out-gained the Blue Devils 173 yards to 41 on the ground.

* Gettysburg 28, Western Maryland 21: Freshman halfback Matt Helwig rambled 33 yards for the winning touchdown with 35 seconds left in the game to lift Gettysburg in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams.

Helwig's run capped a four-play, 59-yard drive, which took just 40 seconds.

* Bowie State 10, Cheyney 9: In Atlantic City, N.J., the Bulldogs (1-3) scored all of their points in the first two quarters and held on for the win. Andrew Smith scored a first-quarter touchdown on a 1-yard run. Kevin Ballantine recovered a fumble in the second quarter, setting up a 17-yard field goal by Victor Impallaria.

Pub Date: 9/22/96

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