Football Rolls Past Plymouth State, 41-0
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 19, 2002 – Springfield College defensive end Dwayne Robinson (Albany, N.Y.)
recorded 3.5 sacks in the first half, and sophomore quarterback Ryan Sylvia (Marion, Mass.)
ran for a touchdown and threw for a score as the Pride beat Plymouth State, 41-0, in a Freedom Football Conference (FFC) game at Benedum Field.
This is the Pride’s (5-1, 4-0 FFC) second shutout of the season, marking the first time since 1968 that SC has posted two shutouts in a season. The SC defense held the Panthers (0-6, 0-4 FFC) at bay, allowing just 179 yards of total offense and forcing three fumbles. Robinson, who also had eight tackles and five tackles-for-loss, and senior defensive end Jim Galliher (Dalton, Mass.)
, who totaled two tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks, led the Pride.
Offensively, SC racked up 429 yards on the ground to eclipse the 400-yard mark for the second time this season.
SC sophomore quarterback Michael Judge (Chatham, N.J.)
ran for two first-half touchdowns (five and eight yards) and sophomore Tim Lutgens (Greenwich, N.Y)
scored on a 25-yard rush to stake the Pride to a 21-0 halftime advantage.
SC extended its lead to 27-0 on Sylvia’s 40-yard scoring run with 13:37 left in the third quarter. Less than four minutes later, Sylvia hit senior split end Farrand Violette (Houston, Texas)
with a 57-yard scoring strike to give the Pride a 34-0 lead. It was Violette’s first career touchdown.
Sophomore fullback Will Davis (Cumberland, R.I.)
added a six-yard touchdown run with 6:19 left in the third quarter to cap the scoring.
The Pride travels to Worcester, Mass., to face WPI on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
Head Coach Mike DeLong
Michael C. “Mike” DeLong ’74
enters his 32nd season as a head football coach in the fall of 2013. He enters his 30th 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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