Bridgewater again spoils Western Maryland's opener

Harris' 347 total yards not quite enough, 29-20


September 02, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Quarterback Jason Lutz passed for two touchdowns and ran for 219 yards, as Bridgewater held on to defeat Western Maryland, 29-20, in both teams' season opener in Harrisonburg, Va.

Bridgewater took a 17-14 lead in the third quarter and never trailed the rest of the way.

Lutz completed 16 of 27 passes for 208 yards. He carried the ball 19 times.

In last year's season opener, Bridgewater ended the Green Terror's 30-game regular-season unbeaten streak, 19-7, and went on to its most successful season and a playoff berth. The loss marked only the third time in history Bridgewater has defeated Western Maryland two years in a row.

Western Maryland quarterback Jamie "Boo" Harris rushed for 115 yards in addition to his 12-of-22 passing for 232 yards.

Joe Ellis had four receptions for 129 yards and one touchdown for the Green Terror.

Harris and the Green Terror threatened late, but with 2:24 on the clock, he threw a fourth-down pass through the end zone.

Western Maryland will try to rebound 1 p.m. Saturday at home against Middle Atlantic Conference foe Susquehanna.

Salisbury 21, Christopher Newport 6: Quarterback Mac Mollet ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Sea Gulls defeated the host Captains in the first football game in Christopher Newport's history.

More than 6,100 fans braved gray skies and morning showers to fill the Captains' new $2.5 million stadium. Game day also tested officials at CNU, which has a campus-wide ban on alcohol.

The Sea Gulls got on the board at the 11:21 mark of the first quarter, as Mollet guided Salisbury on a four-play, 27-yard drive that ended with Josh Stark's 17-yard touchdown reception.

Mollet registered the next two touchdown scores on the ground: he ran 9 yards with less than eight minutes to play in the first quarter to give Salisbury a 14-0 lead, and then followed that up 10 minutes later with an 11-yard scoring run.

Salisbury outrushed the Captains, 210 to 107.

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