October 9, 2010

Cortland Blanks Brockport, 35-0, For Third Straight Shutout

More news about: Cortland State

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Sophomore Justin Autera (Mahopac) rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns and Cortland's defense recorded its third consecutive shutout as the nationally-ranked Red Dragons defeated visiting Brockport, 35-0, in a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest.

Cortland (5-0, 5-0 NJAC), ranked 19th in Div. III by the AFCA and 25th by D3football.com, has held its opposition scoreless since giving up a third-quarter touchdown to Buffalo State on Sept. 18. The Red Dragons have allowed a total of 19 points over their first five games.

Brockport (1-4, 1-3 NJAC) entered the game averaging 27.2 points and 438 yards of total offense per game, but was held to 222 yards (52 rushing, 170 passing) and was shut out for the first time since a 22-0 loss to Rowan in October, 2005.

Cortland's defense finished the day with eight sacks and four interceptions. Junior linebacker Cody Allen (Medina) led the team with 13 tackles and intercepted a pass that set up the Red Dragons' third touchdown late in the first quarter. Senior defensive end Matt Kaufmann (Lynbrook/Kellenberg Memorial) registered 3.5 sacks among his eight tackles. Cortland's eight sacks are its most since a 10-sack performance in a 17-10 home win versus Brockport in 2006.

Junior Bill Smith (Nanuet) turned in a productive day in his dual role as a starting linebacker and fullback. He made 10 tackles, five solo, and ran for a 16-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. Senior defensive tackle Lou Crispo (Eastchester) and senior linebacker Will Schroeder (Rockville Center/Holy Trinity) totaled 1.5 sacks each. Senior cornerback Joe Lopez (Port Jefferson Station/Comsewogue), sophomore linebacker Conor Kelly (Kings Park) and senior cornerback Mason Ellis (Pasadena, MD/Northeast) each intercepted a pass.

Autera averaged 7.1 yards per carry on his 23 rushing attempts. His scoring runs from one yard, 22 yards and two yards staked Cortland to a 21-0 lead with 2:40 left in the first quarter. Dan Pitcher (Cortland) completed 9-of-17 passes for 137 yards, including an 18-yard TD pass to Anthony Giuliano (Thornwood/Westlake) that completed the scoring with 4:41 remaining in the third. Giuliano made five catches for 87 yards.

Brockport quarterback Jon Williams (Irving/Silver Creek) completed 17-of-26 passes for 154 yards. Jordan Hogan (Lockport/Newfane) caught five passes for 68 yards. Linebacker Derek DeCandia (Beacon) led the Golden Eagles with eight tackles, while defensive lineman Jamison Williams (Saugerties) and linebacker Nate Bull (Brockport) made six tackles apiece.

Brockport's best chance to score came at the end of the first half. Williams sacked Pitcher and forced a fumble that Brockport recovered at the Cortland 28-yard line with 2:34 left before intermission. The Golden Eagles eventually worked the ball to the 2-yard line with 25.6 seconds left and faced a 3rd-and-goal situation. A run by Adam Erickson (Jamestown/Falconer) was stopped by Allen and Smith at the 1-yard line, and a fourth-down quarterback sneak by Williams was shut down by Schroeder and Chris Hanlon (Patchogue/Patchogue-Medford) with 14 seconds left.

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