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Captains Lose Late to Salisbury, 27-23

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The Christopher Newort football squad fell to 1-2 Saturday night with a 27-23 loss to 24th-ranked Salisbury. The game at POMOCO Stadium was the first night game in program history, and saw the Captains give up two fourth quarter touchdown passes that allowed Salisbury to pull out the victory.

"This is a really tough loss," Head Coach Matt Kelchner said following the defeat. "We were in a good position and just didn't put it away...it's that simple. Salisbury is a good football team, we just didn't do enough to win the game."

The crowd of 5,868 was the second-largest in CNU football history, behind only the program's first game ever in 2001, also against Salisbury. Saturday's attendance was held down by day-long rain showers in the Newport News area.

CNU trailed at the half, 13-7, but scored 16 straight points in the second half to pull ahead, 23-13.

The Sea Gulls, now 3-0, were forced to go to the air to mount the comeback. Junior quarterback Dan Griffin connected with Ross Flanigan for a 73-yard score with 4:33 left in the fourth quarter to knock the CNU lead down to three, 23-20.

After the Captains were stopped, Salisbury got the ball back with 1:21 to go and went 75 yards on six plays for the game-winner. Griffin hit receiver Doug Ticse with a 19-yard scoring strike and the Gulls grabbed a 27-23 lead, which proved to be the final verdict.

"We improved this week from last week," Kelchner continued. "We did a lot of good things...but we didn't win the game. It's tough to be so close but not finish the job."

Christopher Newport got rushing touchdowns from sophomores Markeese Stovall (1 yard) and Evan Moog (2 yards), as well as a scoring pass from junior Christian Woelfel-Monsivais to senior Antonio Epps (1 yard).  Sophomore Stephen Denuel also connected on a 24-yard field goal that gave the Captains the 23-13 edge.

Salisbury out-gained CNU, 447-247, in total yards and 253-09 in rushing yards.

Stovall finished the night with 99 yards on 27 carries.

A crowd of 5,868 watched the first night game in POMOCO Stadium history, which featured halftime fireworks and plenty of action on the field. After a day of steady rain, the field was slick but the rain stopped before kickoff.

The game was also a part of Christopher Newport's 50th Anniversary celebration weekend.

The Captains have a week off before opening up USA South play at Methodist on October 1st.

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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at Framingham State 29, Westfield State 14
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Moravian 20, at Juniata 17
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at Salve Regina 41, Endicott 14
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at Thomas More 63, St. Vincent 13
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3 Hobart
21 Union
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24 Colby
27 Hamilton
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12 William Paterson
14 Christopher Newport
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at Ithaca 35, St. John Fisher 10
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28 Kenyon
34 Allegheny
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SUNY-Maritime 21, at Mount Ida 13
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Middlebury 43, at Bates 14
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at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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at Amherst 23, Wesleyan 19
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at Trinity (Conn.) 63, Bowdoin 14
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48 Husson
21 Gallaudet
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21 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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12 Buffalo State
34 Utica
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Ohio Northern 7, at Muskingum 6
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3 Montclair State
34 Frostburg State
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3 Rowan
34 Wesley
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16 Albright
26 Stevenson
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Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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28 Alma
30 Albion
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20 Shenandoah
45 Guilford
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Plymouth State 40, at Massachusetts Maritime 14
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51 Wooster
25 Hiram
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Washington and Lee 36, at Hampden-Sydney 6
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28 Alfred State
36 Anna Maria
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31 Bridgewater
23 Emory and Henry
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7 Wilkes
28 FDU-Florham
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10 Lebanon Valley
0 Misericordia
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7 Rochester
27 St. Lawrence
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RPI 30, at Alfred 15
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at Curry 46, Nichols 16
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at Salisbury 42, Southern Virginia 0
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10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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Randolph-Macon 63, at Apprentice 14
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at Susquehanna 21, Ursinus 14
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Cortland 34, at Morrisville State 20
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at Trine 50, Hope 14
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Trinity (Texas) 27, at Sewanee 21
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Wartburg 41, at Luther 16
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56 Franklin and Marshall
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21 Tufts
7 Williams
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63 Mount Union
7 Wilmington
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20 MIT
14 Coast Guard
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7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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7 Heidelberg
37 Marietta
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22 Franklin
22 Rose-Hulman
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45 John Carroll
7 Capital
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21 Bluffton
26 Manchester
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40 Mount St. Joseph
13 Anderson
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3 UW-Whitewater
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10 Greensboro
45 LaGrange
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13 Mass-Dartmouth
24 Worcester State
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3rd - 12:54
25 Muhlenberg
6 McDaniel
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38 Western New England
0 Becker
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7 Methodist
29 Maryville (Tenn.)
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14 Adrian
10 Kalamazoo
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21 Westminster (Pa.)
13 Washington and Jefferson
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10 Berry
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21 Benedictine
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21 Birmingham-Southern
17 Austin
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38 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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16 UW-Stout
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10 Carthage
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13 Buena Vista
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6 Rockford
21 Aurora
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3 Concordia (Wis.)
23 Concordia-Chicago
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7 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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21 Concordia-Moorhead
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57 St. Thomas
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7 Greenville
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16 Texas Lutheran
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6 Grinnell
56 Lake Forest
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7 UW-Eau Claire
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7 Merchant Marine
24 WPI
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35 Chicago
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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34 Wesley
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3 Montclair State
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Wittenberg 52, at DePauw 6
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at Springfield 68, Catholic 20
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63 Mount Union
7 Wilmington
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7 Heidelberg
37 Marietta
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21 Westminster (Pa.)
13 Washington and Jefferson
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19 Hardin-Simmons
16 Texas Lutheran
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0 Belhaven
38 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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57 St. Thomas
0 Hamline
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7 Gustavus Adolphus
41 St. John's
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10 Carthage
0 Illinois Wesleyan
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13 Augsburg
21 Concordia-Moorhead
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10 Berry
0 Millsaps
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21 UW-Platteville
7 UW-Eau Claire
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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10:59 2Q
0 Augustana
14 North Central (Ill.)
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Hartwick at Brockport
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George Fox at Linfield
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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