Frostburg freshman sharp in 28-3 win over Salisbury Backup QB Henry accounts for three of Bobcats' TDs


September 29, 1996|By Ben Brudnock | Ben Brudnock,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FROSTBURG -- Backup quarterback Jason Henry made believers out of coaches on both sides of the field in keying Frostburg State's 28-3 win over Salisbury State yesterday.

Henry, a freshman from Silver Spring, came off the bench in the second quarter to throw two touchdowns and run for a third as the Bobcats out-gained the Sea Gulls, 399-99, in total offense on soggy turf.

"I visited Salisbury State last year and was really upset with the way the coaches treated me," Henry said after the game. "Two weeks later they came to my school and wouldn't even talk to me. I just wanted to show what I was capable of."

Henry hooked up with Dylan Livesay for a 63-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to put Frostburg (2-1) ahead, 7-3.

Later in the quarter Henry dived in from the 1-yard line to give the Bobcats a 14-3 advantage.

Frostburg put the game away in the third quarter with 14 points in the span of two minutes. Senior fullback E. J. Fuller, who rushed for 159 yards on 28 carries, gave Frostburg a 21-3 lead with a 35-yard run with 11: 55 left in the period.

After a Chris Jackson interception, Henry found freshman receiver Greg Cooper in the corner of the end zone from 24 yards out for the final points of the game.

Salisbury State's George Mayer kicked a 29-yard field goal to cap the game's first drive. After that, the Sea Gulls (2-2) did not gain a first down until two minutes remained in the third quarter.

"We couldn't get anything going at all today," said Salisbury coach Joe Rotellini. "The combination of the poor weather and the Frostburg defense took us out of our passing game early and we were never able to recover."

* Bowie State 22, Virginia Union 14: Andrew Smith ran for two touchdowns as Bowie State (2-3) rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Virginia Union (2-2) before 1,781 at Bulldog Stadium.

Bowie was held scoreless until Shamar Foster's safety early in the third quarter. Tyrone Bruton ran 31 yards to score the Bulldogs' first touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter.

Andrew Smith ran 43 yards to put the Bulldogs ahead 15-14 with 5: 54 remaining. Two minutes later Smith scored on a 3-yard run.

Pub Date: 9/29/96

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