Salisbury tops F&M in ECAC finale, 27-23

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November 20, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Travis Peters threw a 14-yard touchdown pass and rushed for a two-point conversion and Brock Boland added a 19-yard field goal in the third quarter as Salisbury beat visiting Franklin & Marshall, 27-23, and claimed its first ECAC Southeast Bowl Championship yesterday.

Peters also had 15 rushes for a 134 yards.

The Sea Gulls (8-3) broke the school record for points in a season with 442, one better than the previous standard set in 1986.

Salisbury trailed 17-16 at halftime but took the lead for good in the second half. The Sea Gulls marched 49 yards in five plays, culminating in Peters' touchdown pass to Chris Newton for a 24-17 lead with 12:24 left in the third quarter.

A fumble recovery on the Franklin & Marshall 47-yard line led to Boland's 19-yard field goal and a 27-17 Salisbury lead.

The Sea Gulls' defense held Franklin & Marshall to two field goals in the second half.

Salisbury took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter as Peters finished a four-play, 80-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run.

But the Diplomats (5-6) scored twice to take a 14-7 lead by quarter's end.

Leroy Satchell's 7-yard touchdown run with 9:34 left in the second quarter brought Salisbury to within 14-13, and the teams traded field goals before halftime.

Moravian 14, Frostburg State 7 -- Quarterback Jerry Venturino completed 12 of 28 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns and ran four times for 25 yards to lead the Greyhounds (7-4) past the Bobcats (6-5) in the ECAC Southwest Bowl game. Moravian went 69 yards on six plays on the game's opening possession, with Venturino connecting on a 23-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Martell. The extra point attempt was missed wide right, giving the Greyhounds a 6-0 lead with just over 12 minutes to go in the first quarter. Frostburg State took the lead on Mike Perlozzo's 3-yard touchdown run and Mark Sedlock's extra-point kick with 10:01 left in the first half. After a scoreless third quarter, Moravian sealed the win when Kris Besci caught a 3-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion with 7:12 left in the game.

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