October 26, 2013

Cortland Takes Over NJAC Lead With 20-7 Win vs. TCNJ

More news about: Cortland

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Junior John Babin (Warwick/Warwick Valley) caught 10 passes for 138 yards and a score and senior Justin Autera (Mahopac) returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown as Cortland posted a 20-7 win over New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) leader The College of New Jersey.

With the win, Cortland takes over first place in the NJAC with a 4-1 record (4-3 overall). TCNJ, Rowan and Brockport are all tied for second at 3-1.

TCNJ (4-3 overall) took a 7-0 lead with seven minutes, 55 seconds left in the first quarter on a Victor Scalici (Freehold, NJ/Colts Neck) 1-yard TD run. The score capped an 8-play, 80-yard drive that featured a 48-yard pass from Chris Spellman (Mount Laurel, NJ/Bishop Eustace Prep) to Jeff Mattonelli (Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) and a 21-yard Spellman pass to Fred Sprengel (Wall, NJ), both on third-down plays.

Following a short kickoff, Cortland drove from its own 47-yard line to the TCNJ 11-yard line before settling for a Nick Daley (Saratoga Springs) 30-yard field goal to pull within 7-3. The Red Dragons then got the ball back at the TCNJ 32-yard line on an Andrew Tolosi (Monroe/Monroe-Woodbury) interception, and five plays later Tyler Hughes (Scranton, PA/West Scranton) threw a 16-yard TD pass to Babin to give Cortland the lead for good.

Cortland cornerback Ke'shaun Stallworth (Pelham/Pelham Memorial) recorded the first of his two interceptions on the Lions' next drive. The Red Dragons then drove from their own 22-yard line to the TCNJ 1-yard line, where they faced a 2nd-and-goal. The Lions, however, stopped two Cortland rushes and forced a Daley 22-yard field goal attempt. Daley's kick was blocked, but an inadvertent whistle on the play led to the down being replayed. Daley took advantage and made his second attempt and Cortland led 13-7 with 7:32 left in the half.

The game's final score came when Autera returned the opening kickoff of the second half down the right sideline for a 97-yard score. The play extended Cortland's school single-season record to three kickoff returns for touchdowns.

TCNJ drove into Cortland territory on its first four possessions of the second half but was unable to score. The first drive ended with a punt and the second with a missed 45-yard field goal. Early in the fourth quarter, the Lions faced 4th-and-2 at the Cortland 22-yard line and heading into the wind. The Red Dragons stopped a rush one yard short of the first down marker to take over on downs. A Stallworth interception in the end zone halted the Lions with 8:35 remaining, and TCNJ never moved into Cortland territory again.

Hughes finished 11-of-18 passing for 171 yards for Cortland and also ran 21 times for 52 yards. Defensively, freshman Tristan Laurore (Jamaica/Boys & Girls) made 13 tackles, eight solo, and junior Gabe Ostrow (Nanuet) finished with 11 tackles.

TCNJ lost despite outgaining Cortland in total offense, 330-275. Two Lions' running backs rushed for more than 100 yards in the game. Brad Young (Cresskill, NJ) finished with 112 yards on 19 carries and Scalici ran 20 times for 103 yards. Spellman completed 6-of-13 passes for 114 yards before leaving with an apparent injury. Sam Paladino (East Hanover, NJ/Hanover Park) completed 4-of-12 passes for 32 yards.

Nick Bricker (Middletown, NJ/Middletown South) paced TCNJ's defense with 17 tackles, 11 solo, with 1.5 sacks and 3.5 total tackles for loss. Ryan Lowe (Howell, NJ) hadded nine tackles.

Cortland will play at Rowan next Saturday at 1 p.m., while TCNJ will host Brockport Saturday at noon in a pair of games that will involve all four NJAC one-loss teams.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Belhaven at Millsaps
Video Live Stats
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
Video Audio
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Live Stats
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
12:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Video Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
Audio
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
1:30 PM
RPI at Norwich
Video Live Stats
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
Video Audio
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
Video Live Stats
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
Audio
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
Audio
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
Video Audio Audio
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Video Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
McPherson at Nebraska Wesleyan
Live Stats
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
Video Live Stats
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Video Live Stats Live Stats
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
Video Live Stats Audio
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
Video Live Stats
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Video Live Stats Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
Video Live Stats Audio
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Live Stats Audio
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
Video Live Stats
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
Live Stats
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Video Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats Audio
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats