No. 19 Football Stopped by Ithaca, 31-7
- October 30, 2004 -- Ithaca halfback Jamie Donovan rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns as the Bombers defeated 19th-ranked Springfield College, 31-7, in an Empire 8 conference game at Butterfield Stadium this afternoon.
The loss drops SC to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the Empire 8. It also dashes any chance of SC reaching its third consecutive NCAA Tournament. The Bombers improve to 6-2 and 3-1 in the E-8.
Sophomore linebacker Andrew Madigan (New Britain, Conn.)
was a bright spot for the Pride, recording a career-best 13 tackles including one-tackle-for-loss.
SC's offense was held to a season-low 171 yards on the ground. Senior Tim Lutgens (Greenwich, N.Y.)
had a team-high 55 yards. SC scored its only touchdown in the first quarter when senior quarter back Ryan Sylvia (Marion, Mass.)
hit senior halfback Will Davis (Cumberland, R.I.)
with a 19-yard TD pass to cap a nine-play, 63-yard drive. That score tied the game at 7-7. The Bombers, however, responded with two second-quarter scores highlighted by Donovan's 38-yard touchdown run with 6:44 to play in the half.
In the third quarter, Ithaca place-kicker Brett Kitenplon drilled a 34-yard field goal to extend the lead to 17. On the Pride's next drive Sylvia fumbled, and Donovan finished a seven-play, 39 yard drive with a four-yard scoring jaunt with 5:59 left in the third quarter.
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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