From Mirror, wire reports
HUNTINGDON - Despite a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, the Juniata College football team fell to 1-3 on the season Saturday afternoon, thanks to a 45-38 loss to Franklin & Marshall.
Zach McCaulley scored on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Ward Udinski with 1:02 to go in the game. The Scott Andrews PAT cut the lead to seven points. However, Franklin & Marshall recovered the onsides kick and ran out the clock to seal the win.
Udinski had scored earlier in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run to cut the F&M lead to seven at 38-31 before the Diplomats scored with 5:26 to go in the game to make it 45-31. McCaulley scored on a 3-yard run for Juniata in the third quarter,which cut the F&M lead to three at 20-17. Andrews kicked a 19-yard field goal in the second quarter for Juniata.
Deonte Alston led Juniata with 182 yards rushing on 17 carries. Udinski completed 18 of 32 passes for 215 yards and two scores, but he was sacked four times.
The Eagles, who were outscored 20-3 in the second quarter, are at Johns Hopkins next Saturday at noon.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
F&M0 20 18 7 - 45
Juniata 7 3 14 14 - 38
J - Alston 4 run (Andrews kick), 4:48
FM - McGann 4 pass from Schneider (kick failed), 3:14
FM - Strumolo 1 run (DeStefano kick), 2:26
J - Andrews 19 FG, 1:13
FM - Zackery 14 pass from Schneider (DeStefano kick), :20
J - McCaulley 3 run (Adnrews kick), 8:54
FM - Strumolo 59 run (kick failed), 7:18
FM - McGann 47 pass from Schneider (kick failed), 3:54
FM - Muller 27 pass from Schneider (kick failed), 1:25
J - Udinski 1 run (Andrews kick), 11:21
FM - Strumolo 10 pass from Schneider (DeStefano kick), 5:26
J - McCaulley 13 pass from Udinski (Andrews kick), 1:02
RUSHING: F&M - Strumolo 17-127, LaValva 1-2, Zackery 1-1, Jackson 2-(-6), TEAM 2-(-6). Juniata-Alston 17-182, Udinski 16-29, McCaulley 6-24, Bussard 1-3, TEAM 1-(-1), Trayer 1-(-2).
PASSING: F&M-Schneider 26-30-319. Juniata-Udinski 18-32-0-215.
RECEIVING: F&M-Zackery 9-62, Muller 7-121, McGann 5-78, Strumolo 3-25, Koehler 1-23, Hunter 1-10. Juniata-Christian 3-55, Valdiserri 3-37, McCaulley 2-31, Bornman 2-18, Jones 2-13, Myers 1-23, Slutter 1-22, Shuck 1-14, John 1-4, Alston 1-(-1), Popley1-(-1).
Towson rolls past SFU
TOWSON, Md. - Sophomore Terrance West ran for three scores to set Towson's career rushing touchdown record, and the Tigers handled St. Francis, 46-17, on Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
West, who ran for 62 yards on eight carries, has rushed for 34 career rushing touchdowns in only 14 games.
Senior quarterback Grant Enders completed 14-of-18 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns for Towson (2-1).
Sophomore Derrick Joseph piled up 148 yards on two kickoff returns, including one for 99 yards in the first quarter. It was the second-longest kickoff return in Towson history, 1 yard short of Dave Meggett's 100-yard touchdown return in 1988.
Towson outgained St. Francis (2-2) 441-233 in total yards and scored all four times it reached the red zone.
Towson has its work cut out next week: It plays at LSU in Baton Rouge.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
StF-Wade 2 run (Thiel kick), 10:23.
Tow-Joseph 99 kickoff return (Soven kick), 10:10.
Tow-West 2 run (Soven kick), 8:11.
Tow-West 25 run (Soven kick), 2:15.
Tow-Ryan 8 pass from Enders (Soven run), 8:12.
StF-Conley 6 run (Thiel kick), 7:00.
Tow-West 3 run (Soven kick), 5:47.
Tow-Sheppard 23 pass from Enders (Soven kick), :23.
StF-FG Thiel 43, 10:34.
Tow-FG Soven 25, :40.
RUSHING: St. Francis-Wade 13-70, Abeid 7-35, Conley 5-25, Kelly 8-20, Dickson 5-18, Ingram 2-8, Alexander 1-4, Team 1-(minus 1). Towson-Phifer 9-63, West 8-62, Booker 11-60, T.Jones 6-30, Holder 2-20, Frazier 3-15, Enders 1-4, Kinnard 1-4, Minott 3-4, Magill 1-0.
PASSING: St. Francis-Kelly 6-17-0-54, Nielsen 0-1-0-0. Towson, Enders 14-18-1-179.
RECEIVING: St. Francis- Conley 2-22, Parker 2-19, Myers 1-9, Domonkos 1-4. Towson, Booker 3-41, Blake 3-33, Sheppard 2-36, Banks 2-35, Phifer 2-10, Kinnard 1-16, Ryan 1-8.
Time of Possession27:5632:04
IUP falls to Cal, Pa.
CALIFORNIA - IUP dropped its first game of the season Saturday afternoon, losing on a last-second field goal, 26-24, to California, Pa. in a PSAC matchup.
Cal's Nadir Brown scored on an 80-yard touchdown pass from Pete Lalich with 52 seconds left in the game to cut the IUP lead to 24-23. IUP was unable to recover the onsides kick, giving Cal the ball in the final seconds at its own 49.
Cody Nuzzo kicked a 30-yard field goal - his second field goal of the game - with three seconds left in the contest for the victory.