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Last-Minute Score Leads Frostburg State to 17-16 Upset of Case Western Reserve

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Sophomore running back Manny Sicre (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Preparatory) recorded 91 yards on the ground and another 83 through the air with two total touchdowns, but a last-minute score led Frostburg State University (Md.) to a 17-16 upset of Case Western Reserve University in the Spartans' 2012 home opener at Case Field.

The Spartans (2-1) drop their second-straight home opener, but still maintain a 50-7 overall record since the beginning of the 2007 season. The Bobcats improve to 2-1 with the victory.

Case led 16-10 until the final minute, but FSU quarterback Ken Emmons threw the game-winning score to running back Chuky Iweh with just 43 seconds remaining on the clock.

The Spartans blocked both a field goal and a punt in the game, but FSU racked up 396 yards of offense and held a decided advantage in time of possession, 36:05 to 23:55.

After the first possession of the game resulted in a Spartan punt, FSU took possession and marched 86 yards on 14 plays, scoring when Iweh leaped over the goal line pile for a one-yard touchdown run. Jonathan Adams hit the extra point at the 6:21 mark as the Bobcats converted three third downs on the drive and burned 6:21 off the game clock.

The Spartans came right back on the following possession and found the end zone when senior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) connected with Sicre for a 15-yard TD on a screen pass. Freshman Won Kun Park (Daejon, South Korea/Kimball Union Academy, N.H.) hit the extra point with 2:20 left in the first quarter, capping a 10-play, 65-yard drive.

The game then went scoreless for the next period of play with the Spartans foiling an opportunity for FSU at the 4:55 mark of the second quarter when senior defensive end Adam Watson (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) blocked a 27-yard field goal attempt to end a 5:09 drive.

Several drives later, FSU broke through with an eight-play, 62-yard drive that culminated in a 17-yard field goal by Adams with 12 seconds left before halftime.

Early in the third quarter, the Spartans grabbed the momentum as Watson recorded another block on a Bobcat punt, giving Case possession at the visitor 29. The offense then put together an eight-play drive and found the end zone for a second time when Sicre rushed in from two yards out. The extra point was missed and the Spartans led 13-10 with 9:02 left in the period.

Both defenses tightened again and it wasn't until a Kun Park field goal with 4:58 remaining did either team score. The freshman's third field goal of 2012 made the score 16-10 with just minutes remaining.

However, FSU took the following drive 81 yards on 10 plays and scored the deciding TD as Emmons scrambled and found Iweh for a six-yard scoring pass. Emmons keyed the drive with runs of 16 and 32 yards.

The Spartans final drive resulted in an interception as the Bobcat defense sealed the one-point upset.

Offensively, Sicre's 91 rushing yards came on 27 carries, while his 83 receiving yards came on three catches with a long of 54. Olson completed 10-of-21 for 136 yards.

Defensively, senior linebackers Kevin Nossem (Munster, Ind./Munster) and Wade Self (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich) each recorded season highs with 16 and 13 tackles, respectively. Senior nose guard Michael Harris (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) posted 1.5 sacks, while senior outside linebacker Michael Fioramonti (Loxahatchee, Fla./Seminole Ridge) recorded his first career interception.

Emmons led FSU with game-highs of 221 yards passing and 93 yards rushing. Running back Michael Fourth had 58 yards on the ground and caught six balls for 60 yards. On defense, end Aaron Gruber totaled 13 tackles and a sack, while linebacker Roman Pinkett recorded the clinching interception.

The Spartans hit the road for the third time in four weeks with a third night game at Ohio Wesleyan University next Saturday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Selby Stadium in Delaware.

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Salve Regina 27, at Dean 0
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at Johns Hopkins 37, Moravian 7
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Massachusetts Maritime 34, at Maine Maritime 25
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Buffalo State 53, at Morrisville State 48
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Stevenson 52, at FDU-Florham 14
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Union 31, at Gallaudet 21
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Salisbury 21, at Kean 13
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Montclair State 24, at Southern Virginia 0
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Rowan 41, at William Paterson 14
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Springfield 66, at Mount Ida 20
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UW-Platteville 38, at Hampden-Sydney 29
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DePauw 55, at Hiram 28
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Dickinson 24, at Gettysburg 21
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Thiel 28, at Bethany 13
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LaGrange 39, at Methodist 30
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King's 44, at Lebanon Valley 39
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Maryville (Tenn.) 56, at Emory and Henry 46
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Averett 19, at Ferrum 7
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Susquehanna 14, at Muhlenberg 11
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Brevard 63, at Greensboro 7
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Ithaca 24, at St. Lawrence 13
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MacMurray 48, at Crown 34
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Eureka 48, at Minnesota-Morris 20
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UW-Whitewater 40, at Washington U. 21
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at Widener 34, Misericordia 21
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Heidelberg 40, at Ohio Northern 21
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Carnegie Mellon 30, at Waynesburg 20
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Mount Union 69, at Marietta 3
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Albright 21, at Lycoming 17
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Bluffton 32, at Mount St. Joseph 31
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SUNY-Maritime 38, at Merchant Marine 31
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Concordia-Chicago 41, at Kalamazoo 29
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John Carroll 24, at Baldwin Wallace 21
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Trinity (Texas) 28, at Millsaps 26
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St. John's 56, at St. Olaf 7
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Gustavus Adolphus 42, at Augsburg 37
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Coe 35, at Nebraska Wesleyan 25
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Wartburg 40, at Simpson 31
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Elmhurst 23, at North Park 20
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at Hardin-Simmons 55, Louisiana College 10
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UW-River Falls 30, at Missouri Baptist 3
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St. Thomas 63, at Carleton 0
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Denison 62, at Allegheny 26
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Lewis and Clark 40, at Pomona-Pitzer 29
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Washington and Lee 24, at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 14
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Cal Lutheran 28, at Willamette 13
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Brockport 38, at St. John Fisher 7
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Frostburg State 33, at Christopher Newport 30
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at Hobart 56, Shenandoah 30
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St. Vincent 31, at Geneva 27
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East Texas Baptist 28, at Southwestern 10
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Wesley 33, at TCNJ 0
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at Alfred 24, Utica 17
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UW-Platteville 38, at Hampden-Sydney 29
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Mount Union 69, at Marietta 3
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John Carroll 24, at Baldwin Wallace 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 55, Louisiana College 10
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St. John's 56, at St. Olaf 7
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St. Thomas 63, at Carleton 0
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, at Linfield 3
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Frostburg State 33, at Christopher Newport 30
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