No. 4 Football Falls To No. 24 St. John Fisher, 45-24
PITTSFORD, New York.,
October 23, 2004 --Springfield College senior fullback Tim Lutgens (Greenwich, N.Y.)
ran for a career-high 202 yards and a touchdown, but it was No. 24 St. John Fisher (N.Y.) College defeating the fourth-ranked Pride, 45-24, this afternoon in Empire 8 Football Conference action.
Two SC first-quarter turnovers led to a pair of St. John Fisher touchdowns as the Cardinals (7-1, 3-1 E-8) jumped out to a 14-3 lead with 13:04 remaining in the second quarter. The Pride (5-1, 2-1 E-8) answered with an eight-play, 90-yard drive, capped by a two-yard Lutgens score, to cut the Cardinal lead to 14-10 with 9:28 remaining in the second quarter.
After forcing a Cardinal punt, the Pride took over on its own 22-yard line and drove to the Fisher 34, when senior quarterback Ryan Sylvia (Marion, Mass.)
threw an interception with 4:17 remaining. Fisher capitalized, driving seven plays and scoring a touchdown with :44 seconds remaining to take a 21-10 lead at halftime.
On the first play of the second half, Mitch Dupuis (Merrimack, N.H.)
recovered a Fisher fumble and returned it seven yards for a Pride touchdown, and the two-point conversion cut the lead to 21-18 with 14:44 remaining in the third quarter.
Three unanswered Fisher touchdowns broke the game open, however, and the Cardinals opened a 42-18 lead with 11:12 remaining in the fourth quarter. Sylvia's 44th-career touchdown tied a school record, and made the score 42-24 with 5:25 remaining in the game.
SC was held to a season-low 276 yards rushing and 347 yards of total offense. St. John Fisher halfback Mark Robinson rushed 41 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cardinal attack.
Head Coach Mike DeLong
Michael C. “Mike” DeLong ’74
enters his 31st season as a head football coach in the fall of 2012. He enters his 29th year at Springfield College alone. For the past 28 years, he has been the head coach at Springfield, his alma mater. Mike had also been the head coach at Maine Maritime in Castine, Maine in 1979 and 1980. Read more
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