College Football Week #9:

St. Lawrence Outlasts WPI 28-21 to Close Regular Season at 7-1

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st. lawrence falls to hobart in FINAL HOME game 34-18

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St. Lawrence University’s Mitch Gallagher (16) from Malone, N.Y., catches the ball on the pass from Sean Richardson to earn a first down and to put the Saints in the red zone early in the first quarter.  Hobart pulled away in the second half to hand the Saints their first loss of the season 34-18.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence University’s Cormac Garvey (85) dives for the end zone for the second touchdown of the game near the end of the first quarter.  The Saints rolled on to beat the Pride 42-14 in Week #5. (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery
St. Lawrence’s Alec Dietsch (15) tackles Springfield quarterback Chad Shade(16) for a loss late in the first quarter.

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North Country native Mitch Gallagher (16) from Malone, NY makes a huge, leaping one-handed catch for St. Lawrence in Friday night's season opener at home.  St. Lawrence faced off against SUNY Morrisville in SLU's first-ever night game on Weekes Field at Leckonby Stadium in Canton. Not only did they open the season with a 28-0 win 28-0, but they produced a shutout for first-year head coach Dan Puckhaber’s first win. Skyler Williamson led the dominant Saints’ defense with 14 tackles. (Francesco Palumbo photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence's Cromac Garvey (85) makes a big gain in the first half versus the Mustangs.  Rodrick Payne found the end zone after a drive up the field that brought the Saints to the two-yard line. The drive included a pass from junior QB Sean Richardson to Vincenzo Ferraro for 39 yards before Richardson ran 18 yards to the Morrisville 6-yard line.

September 2: The St. Lawrence University football team's defense intercepted three passes, returned one for a touchdown and broke up another eight passes to lead the Saints to a convincing 28-0 victory over SUNY Morrisville Friday night in the first night game in program history at home on Weeks Field at Leckonby Stadium in Canton. All of the scoring came in the second quarter as St. Lawrence (1-0) scored four touchdowns with a pair of short runs, a 36-yard interception return by Jayson Leigh and a 32-yard pass play from Sean Richardson to Vincenzo Ferraro as time expired in the first half. The Saints defense held Morrisville (0-1) to 142 yards rushing and 194 yards passing and kept the Mustangs off the scoreboard, including stops on two fourth-quarter drives that ended inside the St. Lawrence 20-yard line. The victory was the first for head coach Dan Puckhaber, who became the first head football coach at St. Lawrence since Ted Stratford to win his first game. Stratford led the Saints to a 21-14 win over Colby in 1969 for his first win as head coach of the Saints. Puckhaber and Stratford are the only two coaches to win their first game coaching the Saints. The Saints' defense was dominant; Skyler Williamson finished with 14 tackles and Austen Lauricella added 11 stops, while Leigh, Alec Dietsch and Chris Ryan all intercepted passes. The St. Lawrence offense was productive as well with Richardson completing 20-of-31 passes for 297 yards and Ferraro finishing with eight receptions for 151 yards. The teams traded punts early in the game before St. Lawrence started its first scoring drive in the final minute of the first quarter. The drive was highlighted by a Richardson pass to Ferraro for 39 yards before Richardson ran 18 yards to the Morrisville 6-yard line to set up the first score of the game as Rodrick Payne plowed into the end zone from two yards out. Ryan intercepted a pass on the ensuing drive deep in St. Lawrence territory and Richardson engineered another long drive that featured a 44-yard pass play to Travis Marnell. Nick Frenger capped the drive with a 5-yard run to give St. Lawrence a 14-0 lead. On the third play of the next Morrisville drive, Leigh picked off a pass and returned it 36 yards for the TD and the Saints charged ahead 21-0. After a Morrisville drive ended with a failed fourth down attempt, the Saints took over possession with 2:08 left in the half. Richardson completed a pass to Ferraro for 23 yards but the drive nearly stalled before St. Lawrence called time out with seven seconds left. The Mustangs called a time out immediately after before both teams lined up for the final play of the half. Richardson scrambled and threw a high ball into the end zone that was tipped by two players before falling into the hands of Ferraro in the back on the end zone for a TD as time expired. Morrisville had a drive end early in the third quarter on a failed fourth-and-one play as Williamson came up with the tackle for no gain on the play and Dietsch intercepted a pass to stop the next Mustang drive. In the fourth quarter, Morrisville drove all the way to the St. Lawrence 7-yard line but a pass toward the end zone on a fourth down play was swatted away by James Holley-Grisham to end the scoring threat. Morrisville had one more chance to score on its next possession. Facing a fourth-and-eight situation, the Saints defense flushed the quarterback out of the pocket and Scott Arens and Tyler Mirabile combined for the stop after a gain of only three yards to end the final Mustang drive. The Saints ran out the clock for the season-opening victory.  St. Lawrence returns to action next weekend with another home contest facing Norwich at 1 pm, Saturday, September 10 in Canton.


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clarkson falls to SOUTH- WEST connecticut 28-8

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Clarkson’s Taylor Richardson (20) keeps his feet moving to break through a pair of Connecticut defenders. Golden knight quarterback Richard Nunez (13) threw for one touchdown to Ethan Gray (2) followed by the two point conversion, ran in by Nunez. Clarkson fell short losing 28-8 at their first game on campus in 60 years. (Devon Delaney photo) Game Gallery

A Southwest Connecticut running back breaks a tackle from a golden knight defender to move the chains on a fourth and short to keep their drive going which resulted in a Grizzle touchdown.

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Nov. 7: A questionable call on a Hobart pass with less than two seconds left in the game gave the Statesmen a 19-17 victory over St. Lawrence Saturday in a Liberty League game on Boswell Field in Geneva. Hobart (6-3 Overall, 4-2 Liberty League) drove down the field in the closing seconds of the game and with less than five seconds left fired a pass toward the end zone that looked to be intercepted by St. Lawrence (7-2, 5-1) linebacker Jason Leigh as the junior came out of the end zone with the ball held over his head.  After a long discussion by the officials, the referee announced to the crowd that there was dual possession in the end zone and therefore a touchdown for Hobart. The score gave the Statesmen a 19-17 lead. The attempt for a two-point conversion was not successful and the ensuing kickoff was returned by first-year Isreal Squires who ran 17 yards before being tackled to end the game.There was considerable question of whether the Hobart receiver, Cooper Merrill, had possession in the end zone or if the play ever actually reached the end zone. For the second week in a row, the Saints built a first half lead and took a 17-7 lead into the locker room for the halftime intermission. There was no scoring in the third quarter and Hobart scored its 12 second-half points in the final 5:16 of the fourth quarter. St. Lawrence kicker Andrew Carvalho opened the scoring with a 27-yard field goal that was set up by a James Holley-Grisham punt return and Hobart facemask penalty that gave the Saints possession on the Hobart 11 yard line. After a short run by Jake Gnieser and two incomplete passes, St. Lawrence opted to kick the field goal and take the 3-0 lead. The previous St. Lawrence possession ended on the Hobart one-yard line with a pair of incomplete passes into the end zone on third and fourth down plays. The Statesmen took over from the one-yard line but only advanced the ball one yard before the short 29-yard punt before the return and penalty moved the ball to the 11-yard line. Hobart scored on the ensuing possession with the key play coming on a 32-yard pass for a first down on a 3rd-and-18 situation from near midfield. The nine-yard TD pass and extra point gave Hobart a 7-3 lead with 2:59 left in the quarter. The score also ended a streak of 287 consecutive minutes that St. Lawrence had last trailed in a game dating back to the first half of the Union game on September 26. St. Lawrence regained the lead in the second quarter when quarterback Mike Lefflbine directed a four-play scoring drive. After an incomplete pass, Lefflbine scrambled to gain seven yards and then connected with Vincenzo Ferraro for a 10-yard game and a first down. Another facemask penalty against Hobart gave the Saints another 15 yards at the end of the play before Lefflbine found Leondre Simmon down the right side of the field for a 29-yard TD play. The TD catch for Simmon was the seventh in the last nine catches for the senior who plays both wide receiver and corner back for the Saints. After the Saints defense forced a three-and-out drive for Hobart keyed by a William Garrity tackle for loss on first down and quarterback hurry on third down, The Saints were on the move again. After an incomplete pass and a sack on the first two plays of the drive, Lefflbine found Simmon for a six-yard gain on third and then ran 11-yards on fourth down to move the chains. On the next play, Lefflbine connected with tight end Mitch Gallagher for a 21-yard scoring pass over the middle giving the Saints a 17-7 lead.  More

NCSN College Football Scoreboard

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

St. Lawrence University 28, WPI 21

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016

Hobart 34, St. Lawrence University 18

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

St. Lawrence University 26, Union 14

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

Hoffman Cup Game
St. Lawrence University 8, Merchant Marine 0

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

Southwestern Connecticut 28, Clarkson 8

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016

St. Lawrence University 48, Rochester 13

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

St. Lawrence University 42, Springfield 14

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

St. Lawrence University 20, RPI  14

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

St. Lawrence University 38, Endicott 0

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

St. Lawrence University 52, Norwich 0

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

St. Lawrence University 28, SUNY Morrisville 0

 

End of 2015 College Football Season

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015

NCAA Opening Round
Mount Union 55, St. Lawrence University 23

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015

Hoffman Cup Game
St. Lawrence University 21, Merchant Marine 14

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015

Hobart 19, St. Lawrence University 17

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015

St. Lawrence University 42, WPI 21

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015

St. Lawrence University 38, Springfield 21

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015

St. Lawrence University 24, RPI 21

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

St. Lawrence University 20, Univ. of Rochester 0

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

St. Lawrence University 42, Union 23

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

St. Lawrence University 34, Endicott 9

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015

St. Lawrence University 42, Norwich 28

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

SUNY Morrisville 28, St. Lawrence University 20

 

End of 2014 College Football Season

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014

St. Lawrence University 42, Merchant Marine 13

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Hobart 29, St. Lawrence University 27

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014

St. Lawrence University 20, WPI 7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

St. Lawrence University 21, Springfield 7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

St. Lawrence University 24, RPI 10

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014

St. Lawrence 31, University of Rochester 6

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

St. Lawrence University 28, Union 20

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

St. Lawrence University 31, SUNY Morrisville 14
Onondaga Community , Clarkson University 0

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

Norwich 10, St. Lawrence University 7

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

St. Lawrence Univ. 45, Coast Guard Academy 14

 

End of 2013 College Football Season

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013

St. Lawrence 31, Merchant Marine Academy 0
Yankee Collegiate Conference Semifinal
Southwestern Connecticut 14, Clarkson 3

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013

Hobart 37, St. Lawrence University 7

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013

Eastern Connecticut State 12, Clarkson University 6

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013

St. Lawrence University 32, WPI 15

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013

Springfield 21, St. Lawrence University 20
Clarkson 6, Hartford 3

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013

Clarkson 16, Vermont 14

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013

St. Lawrence University 20, RPI 13
Connecticut State 12, Clarkson 7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013

St. Lawrence University 14, Rochester 10

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

St. Lawrence 30, Union 20
Maine at Clarkson, postponed till November

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013

SUNY Morrisville 28, St. Lawrence University 23
Clarkson 14, Boston University 3

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013

St. Lawrence University 14, Norwich 3

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013

St. Lawrence University 21, Coast Guard 17
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