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St. Lawrence Drops 42-31 Slugfest to Hobart; Finishes Season 2-8

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GROCHOT SHATTERS S.L.U. PASSING MARK IN 40-7 VICTORY

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St. Lawrence University first-year quarterback Tyler Grochot (8) completes the pass to Andrew Murphy for the first touchdown of the game. Grochot would set a SLU passing record with a total of 446 yards in a 40-7 win over Norwich University. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence University quarterback Tyler Grochot (8) completes his first pass of the game to earn the first down for the Saints early in the first quarter. St. Lawrence University and Utica College battled to a 6-6 end of regulation, In overtime, The Pioneers won 9-6 in double overtime on a field goal. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

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September 8: First-year quarterback Tyler Grochot shattered a St. Lawrence University school record with 446 passing yards to lead the St. Lawrence University football team to a 40-7 win over Norwich in the second Hoffman Cup contest between the two long-time non-league rivals. Grochot, who was named St. Lawrence's Most Valuable Player in the game, broke the record previously held by Brad Heil, who passed for 366 yards against WPI in 2007. The rookie from Ottawa was 30-for-48 passing for four touchdowns and two interceptions. "We've had some great quarterbacks here at St. Lawrence," said head coach Dan Puckhaber. "In my nine years here we've had guys like Mike Lefflbine and Sean Richardson, and neither one of them threw for 400 yards in a game. For Tyler to do what he did today in his second collegiate game speaks volumes about his talent and the work that he's put in so far in his young career." St. Lawrence struck first, with Grochot hitting a wide open Andrew Murphy on a crossing route at the 5-yard line before Murphy trotted into the end zone untouched for his first career touchdown. Jack Buis gave the Saints a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter, plunging into the end zone on a 1-yard run, and Grochot hit Anthony Ferraro on a slant for a 17- yard score to up the lead to 20-0. Norwich's Michael Corinna returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown to trim the lead to 20-7 at the half. Grochot found Ferraro in stride behind the defensive backs for a 65-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, then hit Travis Marnell in the back of the end zone on a fourth-and-goal from the 15-yard line to push the lead to 34-0. Buis capped the scoring with a 59-yard run down the left sideline halfway through the final quarter. Ferraro finished the game with six receptions for 153 yards, while Marnell had seven catches for 120 yards. Murphy also had seven receptions for 83 yards for the Saints. Buis totaled 72 rushing yards on 10 carries. Norwich starting quarterback Matthew Chaffee went 4-for-10 passing, and Matt Dunn, who took over behind center in the second quarter, was 9-for-20 for 107 yards and three interceptions. Aaron Conner led the Cadets' ground game, rushing for 73 yards on 15 carries. St. Lawrence's defense did not allow a point and held Norwich to just 220 yards on offense and 2-for-16 on third down conversions. The Saints had seven sacks, with Caleb Null and TJ Savvaides both totaling one and a half. Liam Murray led St. Lawrence with 12 tackles, with Null and Ethan Roberts both totaling six. Tyler Burns, Kyle Frimel and Sean Murphy had interceptions, and Savvaides, Tyler Mirabile and Ricky Hober forced fumbles for the Saints. Bo Phillips had nine tackles and in interception for Norwich, while Corinna added seven solo stops and the interception return for a touchdown to earn MVP honors for Norwich. The Saints, now 1-1 on the season, make their first road trip next weekend to face Brockport, ranked fifth in this week's D3Football.com national rankings. "It's always nice to win some hardware, and it's especially nice to do it on Homecoming Weekend in front a big crowd, including our Hall of Fame class which includes three inductees who played a big role in our program history," said Puckhaber. "We'll enjoy this win tonight and then we get right back at it to prepare for a tough test in Brockport."

August 31: Utica College quarterback Vinny Aloi scored on a 20-yard scramble to tie the score with just 31.3 seconds to play, and Dan Tette converted a 19-yard field goal in overtime to lead the Pioneers to a 9-6 win over St. Lawrence University in the season opener for both teams on Friday night at Leckonby Stadium. St. Lawrence took a 6-0 lead on a seven-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback Tyler Grochot (pictured above) to Travis Marnell in the back corner of the end zone late in the second quarter. "This was a good learning experience for our team," said head coach Dan Puckhaber. "We had opportunities to put this game away, and we didn't take advantage of them. Both teams made a lot of mistakes, which is something that happens in your first game of the season. But we didn't do enough to capitalize on our chances to score. We'll have plenty to things to look at in the coming days as we prepare for Norwich next week." Neither team was able to get much going offensively in the early going. Utica had the first opportunity to strike after Antonia Scala intercepted a pass and returned it to the Saints' 7-yard line. Three straight rushing plays got the Pioneers to the 1-yard line, but Kyle Frimel stuffed Malcolm Stowe on a fourth-and-goal play to keep the game scoreless. The Saints' offense responded to the stop with a 10-play, 99-yard touchdown drive that included an impressive 23-yard run for Darian Davis that got the Saints into the red zone. Two plays later, Grochot found Marnell for his first career touchdown pass, but Austin Pinard's PAT attempt was blocked, forcing St. Lawrence to settle for a 6-0 lead. St. Lawrence's defense held the Pioneers to just 4-for-22 on third down conversions, and the Saints benefited from Utica's 22 penalties for 275 yards, to keep the Pioneers off the scoreboard through the third and most of the fourth quarter. The Saints had a chance to extend the lead to two scores, getting the ball down to the Utica 2-yard line halfway through the fourth quarter, but turned the ball over on downs after three incomplete passes and a rush for a loss of one yard. Aloi was 7-for-10 passing for 70 yards on Utica's final drive in regulation; the Pioneers used just 1:30 to travel 90 yards down the field to tie the game, but Maki Medici missed the extra point to send the game into overtime. Utica won the toss and elected to defend, and Elijah Belle intercepted a pass into the end zone to end the Saints' overtime drive, setting up Tette's game-winning field goal. Grochot finished the game 22-for-47 passing for 215 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Marnell made six catches for 64 yards and the touchdown, while Andrew Murphy made six catches for 53 yards. Matt Cognetta had 18 carries for 54 yards to lead the Saints' ground game. Aloi was 27-for-51 for 232 yards passing. Peyton Miller (89 yards) and Stowe (70 yards) both had 10 receptions, and Stowe led Utica on the ground with 53 yards on 21 carries. Amir Mells made 11 tackles to lead the Saints' defense, while Riley Cott had 10 stops. Tyler Mirabile had three sacks and four tackles for a loss and forced a fumble for St. Lawrence. Dyland Sekuterski had seven tackles and one sack to lead the Pioneers. St. Lawrence will defend the Hoffman Cup next weekend, with Norwich set to visit Leckonby Stadium on Saturday, September 8, at 1 p.m.


 




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clarkson upsets vermont university in 28-21 victory

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Clarkson running back Taylor Richardson (20) from Ogdensburg N.Y. breaks away from the University of Vermont defender and dashes towards the Catamounts' end zone midway through the fourth quarter. The Golden Knights held off a late comeback attempt to capture the 28-21 victory over University of Vermont. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Clarkson’s Ethan Gray (7) runs the ball 15 yards for a touchdown to boost the Knights' lead to 29-0 in the third quarter.  Clarkson spoiled SUNY Canton's debut as a club team 44-0.  (Samuel Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

A SUNY Canton defender picks off a pass to prevent a 25-yard completion early in the third quarter.


 
September 2: The St. Lawrence University football team fell behind Utica College 20-0 in the first three quarters of their season opener on Saturday night in Utica and were unable to recover, ultimately falling to the Pioneers by a 20-7 score in both team's season opener. While the Saints' defense held Utica's passing game in check, Nicodemus Gambill scored two rushing touchdowns, totaling 161 yards on 16 carries, to lead Utica to the win. Gambill scored on a 59-yard run with 27 seconds to play in the first half, then added a 39-yard touchdown with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter. Gambill's first touchdown came one play after the Saints were assessed a roughing-the-kicker penalty on a Utica punt. Senior quarterback Sean Richardson scored the Saints' lone touchdown on a three-yard run with 6:17 remaining in the game. The Saints opened the game with a promising drive, going 62 yards in 10 plays, but came up empty after a field goal attempt hit the left upright. Later in the first quarter, Utica's Antonio Scala scored the first points of the game, recovering a bad snap in the end zone two plays after the Pioneers had pinned the Saints deep in their own territory on a punt by Maki Medici. The Saints' lone score of the game capped an 11-play, 94-yard drive in which Rodrick Payne, Jack Buis and Richardson rushed for positive yardage, and Richardson completed passes to four different receivers — Travis Marnell, John Maye, Payne and Jamal Williams. While time appeared to be running out for the Saints, the defense came up with a big three-and-out stop to give the offense the ball with 4:43 to play. Richardson drove the ball 54 yards down the field, with the biggest play coming on a 31-yard quarterback keeper, but the drive eventually stalled on the Pioneers' 20-yard line, as the Saints turned the ball over on downs. "Sometimes the final score doesn't tell the true story of what happened in a game," said head coach Dan Puckhaber. "Today, it did. We played hard for a full 60 minutes but Utica took advantage of our mistakes." Richardson finished the day 18-for-43 with 155 passing yards, while Payne led the Saints' rushing attack with 48 yards on 13 carries. Marnell netted 41 yards on two catches, while Vincenzo Ferraro caught seven passes for 36 yards. Skyler Williamson led the Saints' defense with 13 tackles, including 12 solo stops, while Redden had seven tackles to go along with his blocked extra point. Tyler Mirabile had a blocked field goal for the Saints, stopping Medici's 30-yard attempt halfway through the second quarter. The Saints held Utica quarterback Peyton Miller to 54 passing yards, as he completed just 9-of-28 passes. St. Lawrence had 18 first downs, while Utica had just 11, but the Pioneers took advantage of a +4 turnover ratio to earn the win. "When you play a talented team like Utica, turnovers and special teams are going to be the differnce," said Puckhaber. "We did not win either of those categories tonight.  The team fought hard until the last second and is hungry to get back to practice to get ready for Norwich and bring the Hoffman Cup back to St. Lawrence." The Hoffman Cup will be held in Norwich, Vermont, next Saturday.

NCSN College Football Scoreboard

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018

Hobart 42, St. Lawrence 31

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018

RPI 27, St. Lawrence University 20

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018

 Ithaca 28, St. Lawrence University 6

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

Union 29, St. Lawrence University 7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018

St. Lawrence 38, University of Rochester 24

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

Thomas More 48, St. Lawrence University 12

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

SUNY Morrisville 34, St. Lawrence 26

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

SUNY Brockport 65, St. Lawrence University 12

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

St. Lawrence University 40, Norwich 7

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018

Utica 9, St. Lawrence University 6 (OT)

 
End of 2017 College Football Season

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

SUNY Brockport 28, St. Lawrence University 7

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

Hobart 34, St. Lawrence University 7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

RPI  21, St. Lawrence University 17

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

St. Lawrence University 36, Univ. of Rochester 14
Clarkson 28, University of Vermont 21

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

Buffalo State 24, St. Lawrence University 21
Western Connecticut 39, Clarkson 0

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Union 30, St. Lawrence University 6

 

FRI.-SAT., SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2017

Sacred Heart 25, Clarkson 0
Western New England 27, St. Lawrence 24 (OT)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Ithaca 24, St. Lawrence University 13
Clarkson 44, SUNY Canton 0

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Hoffman Cup Game
St. Lawrence University 17, Norwich 10

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Utica 20, St. Lawrence University 7

 

End of 2016 College Football Season

 

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