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Buffalo State football clobbers Morrisville, 52-20

Release courtesy of Jeff Ventura, Buffalo State SID

BUFFALO, NY—Greg Meyer (Lancaster/Lancaster) had a school record 265 receiving yards on seven catches and found the end zone four times to lead Buffalo State (1-8/1-7) to a 52-20 victory over visiting Morrisville State (0-9/0-9) in a New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) game today at Coyer Field.

Meyer who scored three receiving touchdowns and a fourth on a run, also tied a school record for career receiving touchdowns, bringing his total to 26.

Kenny Murphy (Lancaster/Lancaster) registered his first 300-yard passing game, going 14 of 30 for 301 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Joe Russell (N. Tonawanda/N. Tonawanda) added three catches for 73 yards, including two scores. Matt Pacana (N. Tonawanda, NY/N. Tonawanda) led the defense again with 15 tackles and an interception.

Billy Poling (Waretown, NJ/Southern Regional) was 23 of 37 for 221 with three touchdowns and an interception for the Mustangs. DeShawn Coleman (Syracuse/Fowler) had six catches for 89 yards and two scores. Anthony Brown (Rochester/Gates-Chili) was Morrisville’s leading tackler with 10 stops.

Buffalo State jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. After a Pacana interception set up a 31-yard field goal by Josh Richbart (Cheektowaga/Maryvale), the Bengals needed just two plays on its next possession, finding the end zone on a 35-yard pass from Murphy to Russell.

Morrisville battled back in the second quarter and took the lead with touchdowns on consecutive possessions. Operating on a short field after a short punt into the wind, Poling connected with Coleman from 19 yards out. The Mustangs assembled a 14-play, 58-yard drive that ate up 7:13 on their next possession, scoring on a 6-yard strike from Poling to Eddie Hull (Brewerton/Central Square).

The Bengals pulled back in front with just 53 seconds remaining in the half, however, with a 6-yard end around by Meyer. He also had a 48-yard reception earlier on the drive to put the Bengals in scoring position.

The Mustangs muffed the ensuing short kickoff, and Buffalo State extended its lead to 24-14 at the intermission when Murphy hit Russell again for a 31-yard score on the last play for of the half.

Meyer took over for the Bengals in the second half, reeling in touchdown grabs of 84, 40 and 63 yards to put the game out of reach.

Sean Fallon (Ypsilanti, MI/Potsdam) also had a touchdown for the Bengals, recovering a fumble in the end zone after Jermaine Rose (Niagara Falls/Niagara Falls) sacked Poling and knocked the ball loose.

Morrisville’s lone score of the second half was a 25-yard catch by Coleman from Poling.