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Chunn leads Cougars as Kean University claims win over Morrisville State

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Junior running back Jared Chunn (Tinton Falls, NJ) ran for 238 yards and two touchdown scores Saturday afternoon, leading the visiting Kean University Cougars to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) win over host Morrisville State Saturday afternoon on Drake Field in Morrisville.

Chunn’s longest carry came at 5:12 in the second quarter, rushing 54-yards for the score on Kean’s second play of the drive, giving the Cougars the three point edge over Morrisville.

Morrisville State scored on their first drive of the contest with senior quarterback Billy Poling (Waretown, NJ) connecting with Josh Walczyk (Elma, NY) on the 11-yard pass play for the score at 5:02 in the first quarter.

Within minutes, Kean evened the contest at seven with a 27-yard pass to tight end Alex Cade (Galloway, NJ) from Tom D’Ambrisi (Eatontown, NJ), completing the five play, 80-yard drive in less than two minutes.

Early in the second quarter, Kris Childs (Bolivar, NY) capped off Morrisville State’s second drive of the contest with a 14-yard rushing score, regaining the seven point lead for the Mustangs.

At 8:41 Rick Jaeger (Hazlet, NJ) hit a 39-yard field goal to bring the Cougars within four before Chunn broke two tackles to give Kean their first lead of the game at 5:12 with a 54-yard scoring run.

With just over three minutes remaining in the half, Morrisville State coughed up the ball on the Kean 48 where the Cougars Victor D’Arrigo (Staten Island, NY) recovered and carried the ball 49 yards for the defensive score and 24-14 lead heading into the half.

In the third, Jahmahl Williams (Passiac, NJ) intercepted Poling’s pass, returning the ball to the Morrisville 25 yard line, where D’Ambrisi capped off the four play, 20-yard drive with an 11-yard rushing score, extending the Cougar lead to 17.
Midway through the quarter, David Easley (Staten Island, NY) intercepted D’Ambrisi in Cougar territory and set up Morrisville State’s Childs for the 33-yard rushing score bringing the Mustangs within striking distance.

With 2:04 remaining in the quarter, Chunn added his second score of the afternoon on a one-yard carry, giving Kean the 38-21 edge.

With time running out in the fourth, Childs found an open Eddie Hull (Syracuse, NY) for the 35-yard passing score with 1:04 remaining, and the 38-28 final.

Daryle McClenic (Amityville, NY) led Morrisville State in rushing, netting 105 yards on 20 attempts. Childs carried the ball nine times for 95 yards and two scores, while connecting on 2-of-6 passes for 39 yards and a score, as Morrisville State recorded 352 yards total offense.

Poling, returning to the field for the first time since week three following an injury, went 9-for-21 for 82 yards and a score. Hull led the receiving corps with five catches for 60 yards and a score.

Defensively, Morrisville State’s Hodges Sneed (Syracuse, NY) led the Mustangs with eight tackles, three solo, while forcing one of Kean’s four fumbles on the afternoon. Sneed also recovered a fumble, returning the ball nine yards. Darrelle Butler (Syracuse, NY) and Tommy Moyon (Woodside, NY) added seven tackles a piece.

Kean’s D’Ambrisi was 7-of-14 for 78 yards and a score while Cade led the receiving unit with four catches for 54 yards as the Cougars netted 355 yards total offense on the afternoon.

Jake Pew (Sussex, NJ) led the defensive unit with nine tackles, six solo, while collecting one of Morrisville’s six fumbles on the afternoon. Williams and D’Arrigo each tallied eight total, while D’Arrigo forced a fumble and recovered two for 68 yards.

Morrisville State (0-7, 0-7 NJAC) returns to the field next Saturday against SUNY Brockport. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville.

Kean (5-2, 4-2 NJAC) is on the road at Rowan on Saturday.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.