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Morrisville State football routed by Brockport, 55-19

HAMILTON, N.Y. – SUNY Brockport (5-3, 5-2 NJAC) scored 39 first half points and 423 total offensive yards to pull away from Morrisville State College (0-8, 0-8 NJAC) enroute to a 55-19 New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) win Saturday night at Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton.

Brockport raced out to an early 20 point lead in the first quarter, striking at 14:18 with a 57-yard pass from Zack Luke (Cambridge, NY) to Tamere Shannon (Buffalo, NY) for the early score. With 5:04 remaining, Neil Fay (Olean, NY) blocked a Morrisville State field goal attempt, returning the ball 82-yards for the score before Garet Lynch (Valley Stream, NY) gave the Golden Eagles the 20-point lead with a 28-yard scoring run at 3:48.

In the second quarter, Brockport extended the lead to 39 at the half, with a four yard pass score from Luke to Shannon at 14:07, a 1-yard run by Lynch at 8:20 and a three yard pass from Luke to Shannon at 00:24.

Dale Ross (Syracuse, NY) put Morrisville on the board in the third quarter, scoring on an 18-yard run at 9:54 and adding a second score on a one-yard run at 3:31 to cut into the commanding Brockport lead. Ross led the Mustangs with 108 yards on the night on 16 carries.

In the fourth, Luke found Shannon for the fourth time of the night on a seven yard pass play for the score, before Tim Hall (Depew, NY) added a two yard run with five minutes remaining in the game.

Mel Betts (Huntington, NY) added Morrisville’s final score on a five yard run with 1:44 remaining in the game.

Billy Poling (Waretown, NJ) was 19-of-37 for 195 yards for Morrisville State, completing eight to Wendell Williams (Syracuse, NY) for 63 yards and five to Eddie Hull (Syracuse, NY) for 50 yards. Ross added 37 on three receptions.

Defensively, Anthony Brown (Rochester, NY) led the Mustang efforts with nine tackles, five solo. Luke Visingard (Endicott, NY) added seven, including a half sack for a loss of two yards.

Lynch led Brockport on the ground with 25 carries for 112 yards and two scores. Luke was 21-for-32 for 302 yards and four passing scores. Hector Rosas (Angola, NY) led the Golden Eagles with six receptions for 77 yards, while Shannon caught four for 71 yards and four scores on the night.

Defensively Nick Duchscherer (Youngstown, NY) and Matt Mangona (Saratoga Springs, NY) each tallied eight tackles, five solo for Brockport. Cody Geffers (York, NY) added five tackles, an interception returned for 46 yards and two break ups. Fay had one tackle, an interception returned for 12 yards, a break up and two blocked kicks.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday at Buffalo State College.

Manhattanville, ranked ninth in the Division III national poll

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.