Frostburg can't hold lead, loses in OT

Unbeaten Salisbury dominates Kean, 21-0


College Football

October 19, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Frostburg State blew a 12-point, first-half lead and fell in overtime, 26-19, to Widener yesterday at Bobcat Stadium.

Jeff Chick rushed for a 17-yard score on Widener's first possession of overtime. The Bobcats, who drove 80 yards to tie the score with 1:08 remaining in regulation, were unable to answer on their ensuing possession, though they had first and goal at Widener's 9.

Michael Gandy rushed for two touchdowns for Widener (3-3), which scored 19 unanswered points to take a 19-12 lead with 8:30 remaining in the third quarter. Widener kicker Frank Vinci missed a 32-yard field goal with 4:12 left in regulation. The Bobcats (2-3) then capped a 10-play drive that tied the game at 19 on a 1-yard run by quarterback Grant Burrough.

Burrough passed for 293 yards. Gandy rushed 25 times for 122 yards for Widener.

Salisbury 21, Kean 0: The visiting Sea Gulls surrendered only 22 yards on the ground, improving to 5-0 and dropping the Cougars to 1-6.

Quarterback Dustin Johnson threw for a touchdown and ran for another. Johnson connected with Mike Williams on a 24-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining in the first half to give Salisbury a 7-0 lead, then ran 7 yards to the end zone early in the second half to extend the margin. The touchdown run was set up by Francis Bryant's 54-yard kickoff return to start the second half.

Salisbury put the game away with 10:09 left when Gregg Cannon blocked a punt and Sam Foreman recovered the ball in the end zone.

Johnson completed four of 11 passes, but gained 88 yards on the ground. Lesley Wills led the Sea Gulls with five receptions, and Williams added three.

Salisbury linebacker Brad DeHaven had five total tackles and three sacks, and linebacker Brooks Moser added eight total tackles, one sack and one interception.

Bowie State 20, Elizabeth City State 0: Freshman quarterback Lamar Manigo (City College) accounted for all three touchdowns -- two through the air and one on the ground -- for the visiting Bulldogs (6-2).

Bowie State, ranked sixth in the Division II South Region, extended a 6-0 halftime lead with two touchdowns in the third quarter. Manigo tossed an 8-yard pass to DeMarcu Reeves with 6:56 left in the period and added a 3-yard scoring run with 40 seconds left in the quarter for the final margin.

Elizabeth City (1-6) had only 60 yards of total offense. Quarterbacks Daniel Herlihy and Teyon Pender combined to complete six of 24 passes for 27 yards, and Elizabeth City rushed 33 times for 33 yards.

A.T. Conway and Tyreve Smith led the Bulldogs with seven tackles each.

McDaniel 34, Dickinson 13: McDaniel's Ben Flaherty returned the opening kickoff of the second half 89 yards for a touchdown and the Green Terror (3-3) romped past the Red Devils (2-4).

Quarterback Brad Baer threw for 124 yards and one touchdown and backup quarterback Dalys Talley rushed for 56 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown run to make it 24-7 with 5:22 left in the third quarter.

Troy Mason led McDaniel's defense with 10 tackles. Dickinson was held to 81 yards rushing and 113 passing.

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