October 9, 2010

Saxons top Hartwick to stay unbeaten

More news about: Alfred

ONEONTA, NY – The 21st-ranked Alfred University football team defeated host Hartwick College 35-14 Saturday afternoon. AU senior wide receiver Ryan Thon  set a new school record with four touchdowns catches — three of them coming in the first half — and the Saxons rolled up 391 yards of offense to improve to 5-0 on the season (2-0 Empire 8).

Alfred opened the scoring on its first possession. Junior quarterback Nick Clark intercepted a Dan Brainard pass at the Hartwick 38-yard line and returned it 20 yards to the Hawk 18. Three plays later, AU junior quarterback Tom Secky  hit Thon with a 15-yard TD pass to give the Saxons a 7-0 lead 2:22 into the game

Secky connected with Thon on a five-yard scoring pass with 38 seconds left in the opening quarter, capping a nine-play, 81-yard drive and giving AU a 14-0 advantage. On the Saxons' next possession, AU marched 96 yards in 10 plays, with Thon catching his third scoring pass from Secky, a 13-yarder that put Alfred up 21-0.

Hartwick (2-3, 0-2 Empire 8) got on the board with 2:12 left in the half, taking advantage of a Secky fumble that gave the Hawks possession at the AU 36-yard line.  Nine plays later, Kyle Morenus tossed a three-yard touchdowns pass to running back Nate Rockefeller and Alfred led 21-7.

Alfred scored its first two possessions of the second half to take a commanding 35-7 lead. After taking the second-half kickoff, the Saxons went 66 yards in just three plays, with Thon catching his fourth TD pass of the contest, a 21-yarder, 1:34 into the third. After holding Hartwick on the Hawks' ensuing possession, AU freshman tailback Austin Dwyer returned a punt 78 yards for a score with just over 11 minutes remaining in the quarter.

Hartwick had a chance cut the Saxons' lead late in the third, taking over at the AU 47-yard line after a short punt. But after driving to the Alfred 12, the Morenus was intercepted by junior cornerback Matt Mazur at the Saxon 10-yard line with 28 seconds left in the quarter. Hartwick forced Alfred to punt and took over at their own 45-yard line, then took just two plays and 35 seconds to cut into the Saxon lead. Morenus completed a 35-yard pass to wideout Ryan Mosack and then a 20-yard touchdown toss to wide receiver Jordan Wilkins and Alfred led 35-14 with 13:28 left in regulation.

The Hawks had a chance to draw closer on their next two possessions, but couldn't capitalize on a pair of Saxon turnovers in AU territory. After Hardwick forced a Secky fumble at the Alfred 13-yard line, Morenus was intercepted by AU junior cornerback Roland O'Brien at the Alfred 5-yard line. The Saxons gave the ball right back, with Hartwick safety Pete Jackson intercepting Secky at the Alfred 34-yard line. But the Hawks' drive stalled when they turned the ball over on downs at the Saxon 6-yard line.

Alfred took over with 9:07 left and drove 62 yards, running ran 5:16 off the clock, before turning the ball over on downs at the Hardwick 32. Clark had a key two-yard run on fourth-and-one to keep the drive alive. Hartwick turned the ball over on downs at their own 40-yard line and Alfred ran out the final 1:44.

Thon finished his career day with 10 catches for 165 yards and four touchdowns. Secky completed 22 of 34 passes for 272 yards, with four touchdowns with three interceptions. Dwyer, who came into the contest averaging 95 yards rushing per game — second in the Empire 8 — finished with 42 yards on 14 carries, while sophomore tailback Chris Lopez had 73 yards on the ground.

The AU defense held Hartwick to 311 yards of offense, including only 53 on the ground. Sophomore tackle Mike Raplee had seven tackles, including a half-sack and three tackles for loss, and Clark finished with six tackles and an interception. O'Brien had four tackles and broke up five passes.

Hartwick's Morenus completed 20 of 45 passes for 228 yards, while Brainard threw for 30 yards. Tailback Anthony Casiman rushed for 50 yards and Wilkins had seven catches for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Linebacker Jordan Spirou led the Hawk defense with 12 tackles. End Justin Deming had six stops and defensive back Stephen Leisenfelder had four tackles and an interception.

Alfred is in action next on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. for a con-conference game at RPI.

comments powered by Disqus
Sep. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Christopher Newport 31, at N.C. Wesleyan 28
Box Score
Sep. 19: All times Eastern
Final
Framingham State 29, at Fitchburg State 26
Box Score Recap
Sep. 20: All times Eastern
Final
RPI 41, at Castleton State 13
Box Score
Final - 2OT
at Massachusetts Maritime 26, Maine Maritime 20
Box Score
Final
at Rochester 30, Gallaudet 2
Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Husson 34, Alfred State 28
Box Score
Final
at Randolph-Macon 34, Sewanee 20
Box Score
Final
at Johns Hopkins 33, Moravian 14
Box Score
Final
at Utica 20, Frostburg State 12
Box Score Recap
Final
Alfred 29, at Buffalo State 21
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
at Catholic 31, Newport News Apprentice 24
Final
at Nichols 10, Becker 3
Box Score
Final
Wesleyan 22, at Middlebury 14
Box Score
Final
Bridgewater State 51, at Worcester State 27
Box Score
Final
at Tufts 24, Hamilton 17
Box Score
Final
at Amherst 14, Bates 6
Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 32, Colby 7
Box Score
HALF
20 Salve Regina
14 William Paterson
Live Stats Audio
Final
at Stevenson 20, Lebanon Valley 14
Box Score
Final
Allegheny 24, at Hiram 21
Box Score
Final
at Merchant Marine 34, SUNY-Maritime 17
Box Score
Final
at St. Vincent 23, Case Western Reserve 20
Final
Thomas More 66, at Thiel 27
Recap
Final
Ursinus 31, at Franklin and Marshall 24
Box Score
Final
Endicott 41, at Kean 28
Box Score
Final
at Hampden-Sydney 56, Coast Guard 0
Box Score
Final
Maryville (Tenn.) 40, at Averett 17
Box Score
Final
at Widener 41, Albright 23
Final
Hobart 43, at Curry 13
Box Score
Final
at Greensboro 37, LaGrange 35
Box Score
Final
at Dickinson 29, Susquehanna 28
Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 37, Rowan 7
Box Score
Final
at St. Lawrence 31, Morrisville State 14
Box Score
1:00 PM
FDU-Florham at Misericordia
Live Stats
Final
at Gettysburg 31, Juniata 17
Box Score
1:00 PM
Lincoln (Pa.) at Montclair State
Live Stats Video Audio
Final
Wabash 31, at Denison 12
Box Score
1:00 PM
Bethany at Westminster (Pa.)
Final
at Springfield 47, Mount Ida 16
Box Score
Final
at Ithaca 42, Hartwick 7
Final
at Norwich 10, WPI 7
Box Score
Final
Iowa Wesleyan 13, at Minnesota-Morris 7
Box Score
Final
at Methodist 41, Huntingdon 34
Box Score
Final
Ohio Northern 37, at Baldwin Wallace 35
Box Score
Haltime
14 Wilmington
21 Capital
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
Final
Franklin 62, at Anderson 14
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 48, Carnegie Mellon 30
Final
at John Carroll 43, Heidelberg 16
Final
at Lycoming 28, King's 13
Box Score
1:30 PM
Geneva at Waynesburg
Final
Mount Union 62, at Muskingum 6
Box Score
Final
Mount St. Joseph 24, at Defiance 21
Final
at Manchester 55, Earlham 7
Box Score
Final
at Williams 36, Bowdoin 0
Box Score
Final
Muhlenberg 59, at McDaniel 10
Box Score
4th - 15:00
34 UW-Whitewater
0 TCNJ
Live Stats Video Audio
Final
at Otterbein 20, Marietta 0
4th Qtr - 3:53
19 Hope
20 Lakeland
Live Stats Video Audio
9:45 4th
49 Olivet
14 Aurora
Live Stats Video Audio
4th - 04:15
51 Albion
20 Concordia (Wis.)
Live Stats Video
6:00 4th
19 North Park
24 Washington U.
Preview Live Stats Video
7:35 2nd
20 Kalamazoo
32 Wisconsin Lutheran
Live Stats Audio
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 17, UW-Eau Claire 0
Final
Concordia-Moorhead 23, at St. John's 14
Box Score
11:10 3rd
0 St. Olaf
40 Bethel
Live Stats Video
Final
Augsburg 42, at Carleton 14
Box Score
4th - 07:18
19 Hamline
48 Gustavus Adolphus
Live Stats Video
Final
Stetson 37, at Birmingham-Southern 19
Box Score
2:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Sul Ross State
Preview Live Stats Audio
Final
at Austin 21, Occidental 12
Box Score
2:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
Live Stats Audio
halftime
0 Maranatha Baptist
51 Central
2:00 PM
Grinnell at Luther
Video
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at Coe
Audio
4th 1:14
27 Eureka
23 Greenville
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at MacMurray
2:00 PM
Loras at Augustana
Live Stats Video
2:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Louisiana College
Live Stats Video
Final
at Simpson 13, Illinois Wesleyan 3
Box Score
4th - 01:08
27 Trine
7 Rockford
Live Stats
4:25 3rd Q
21 Rose-Hulman
35 Hanover
Preview Live Stats Video
3rd Qtr.
0 Plymouth State
42 Western Connecticut
Live Stats
Half
21 Hardin-Simmons
14 Wayland Baptist
Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
3:00 PM
Lewis and Clark at Whittier
Live Stats Video
1st - 05:02
7 Willamette
16 Cal Lutheran
Live Stats Video Audio
5:50 2nd Quarter
14 Alma
7 Concordia-Chicago
Live Stats Video
Halftime
7 Carroll
7 Lake Forest
Live Stats Video
End 1st Q
14 Whitworth
7 La Verne
Live Stats Video Audio
2nd - 15:00
14 Westfield State
0 Mass-Dartmouth
Live Stats Video
2nd - 10:38
7 Crown
20 St. Scholastica
Live Stats Live Stats Video
6:00 PM
DePauw at Wittenberg
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
6:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
6:00 PM
UW-River Falls at South Dakota Mines
7:00 PM
Guilford at Southern Virginia
@ Salem Stadium
Preview Live Stats Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Wooster at Oberlin
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Ferrum at Shenandoah
Preview Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Centre at Washington and Lee
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
Kenyon at Ohio Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Wilkes at Delaware Valley
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Pacific at Dubuque
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Platteville at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Chicago at Elmhurst
Preview Live Stats Video
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at UW-La Crosse
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at South Dakota State
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:30 PM
Adrian at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
UW-Stout at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
Martin Luther at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats Video
8:00 PM
Southwestern at East Texas Baptist
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
10:00 PM
Rhodes at Pomona-Pitzer
Preview Live Stats Video
10:00 PM
Linfield at Redlands
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
Sep. 20: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Brockport State
Live Stats Video Audio Tickets
6:00 PM
DePauw at Wittenberg
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio
8:00 PM
UW-Stout at Wartburg
Live Stats Video Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at South Dakota State
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
UW-Platteville at North Central (Ill.)
Preview Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at UW-La Crosse
Live Stats Video Audio
10:00 PM
Linfield at Redlands
Preview Live Stats Video Audio Audio
4th - 15:00
34 UW-Whitewater
0 TCNJ
Live Stats Video Audio
Final
Mount Union 62, at Muskingum 6
Box Score
Final
at John Carroll 43, Heidelberg 16
Final
at Lycoming 28, King's 13
Box Score
Final
at Wesley 37, Rowan 7
Box Score
Final
at Hampden-Sydney 56, Coast Guard 0
Box Score
Final
Wabash 31, at Denison 12
Box Score
Final
Thomas More 66, at Thiel 27
Recap
Final
at Ithaca 42, Hartwick 7
Final
Hobart 43, at Curry 13
Box Score
Final
at Johns Hopkins 33, Moravian 14
Box Score
11:10 3rd
0 St. Olaf
40 Bethel
Live Stats Video
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 17, UW-Eau Claire 0
Final
at Simpson 13, Illinois Wesleyan 3
Box Score

What We're Reading