/seasons/2012/contrib/20121020cet0r2

Cortland Defeats #17 Rowan, 24-21, on Late TD Pass

More news about: Cortland

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Senior quarterback Chris Rose (Victor) completed 32-of-53 passes for 320 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 33-yard pass to freshman DJ Spencer (Buffalo/Cleveland Hill) with one minute, 26 seconds remaining, as Cortland defeated nationally 17th-ranked Rowan, 24-21.

Cortland improves to 6-1 overall and remains unbeaten in New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) play with a 6-0 record. Rowan suffered its first loss to a Div. III team this season and is now 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the NJAC. Cortland can clinch the NJAC title if it wins next Saturday at Kean University, which is also undefeated in league play with a 5-0 mark.

Rowan had taken a 21-17 lead with 1:52 remaining when Dan Reed (Westmont, NJ/Haddon Twp.) turned a short slant pass into a 76-yard touchdown reception as he raced untouched up the middle of the field. Cortland, however, started the ensuing drive on its own 37-yard line after a short kickoff. Rose completed an 8-yard pass to senior tight end Rob Von Bargen (Massapequa) and a 22-yard pass to sophomore Kordel McInnis (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township), then hit Spencer on a long pass into the front left corner of the end zone for the go-ahead score.

The Profs had a final chance to tie or win. On 1st-and-10 at its own 47-yard line, Rowan completed a pass that moved the ball to the Cortland 3-yard line, but the play was negated by an ineligible player downfield penalty. The Profs were still able to move the ball to the Cortland 37-yard line two plays later on a 22-yard pass from Louie Bianchini (West Long Branch, NJ/Red Bank Catholic) to Anthony Barone (Hammonton, NJ), but on the next play Bianchini overthrew a deep pass and Cortland freshman Andre Green (Philadelphia/Indian River) intercepted the ball at the Red Dragon 7-yard line with 21 seconds left.

Rowan led 7-0 in the first quarter on a 62-yard pass from Bianchini to sophomore Ed Eisenhart (Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Reg.). The Red Dragons answered with a 20-yard TD pass from Rose to McInnis 13 seconds into the second quarter to tie the game at 7-7.

Rowan regained the lead on a Keith Corcoran (Atlantic City, NJ/St. Joseph (Hammonton)) 24-yard TD run up the middle with 12:33 left in the second quarter and led 14-7 at halftime. The Red Dragons tied the game after catching a break on a third-quarter punt that was touched by a Rowan player and was recovered by Green at the Profs' 34-yard line. Five plays later, Rose and McInnis connected for their second TD – this one from 14 yards out – to tie the game at 14-14.

The Red Dragons had 1st-and-goal at the Rowan 2-yard line late in the third quarter, but ended up settling for a Mike DeBole (Webster/Webster Schroeder) 28-yard field goal to take their first lead of the day at 17-14 with 3:02 left. Neither team scored again until the fireworks in the final two minutes of the contest.

Cortland senior tailback Dorian Myles (Lackawanna/Hamburg) rushed for 56 yards and caught nine passes for 55 yards. Senior Mike Humphrey (Le Roy) made seven catches, McInnis finished with six receptions and Spencer had four receptions – his first four catches of the season.

Senior linebacker Chris Bright (East Meadow) led the defense with nine tackles, eight solo, with two for losses. Green and sophomore cornerback Andrew Tolosi (Monroe/Monroe-Woodbury) each had interceptions and Green also made seven tackles.DeBole averaged 46.3 yards per punt on six kicks.

For Rowan, Bianchini completed 15-of-27 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns. Warren Oliver (Beverly, NJ/Palmyra) had seven catches for 94 yards and Matt Dortch (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley) ran for 62 yards.

On the defensive side, senior Casey Dillon (Northfield, NJ/Mainland Reg.) led the Profs with 10 tackles, seven solo. Freshman Darren Dungee (Morristown, NJ) had nine tackles, eight solo, and senior Frank Rubino (Belle Mead, NJ/Montgomery) intercepted a pass.

Cortland held a slight 410-409 advantage in total offense. The Red Dragons have gained at least 400 yards in seven straight games, a new school record. Last year's Cortland squad had a streak of six straight 400-yard games.

The definitive history of the USFL: Football for a Buck, by Jeff Pearlman. Available now!
Sep. 20: All times Eastern
Cancelled
Maryville (Tenn.) at Washington and Lee
Video Live stats Audio
Sep. 21: All times Eastern
Final
at Morrisville State 34, St. Lawrence 26
Video Box Score
Final
at Bridgewater State 42, Fitchburg State 15
Box Score Recap
Sep. 22: All times Eastern
Final
at Delaware Valley 41, Alvernia 10
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Endicott 27, Hobart 24
Video Video Box Score
Final
Framingham State 28, at Massachusetts Maritime 13
Video Box Score
Final
at RPI 44, Buffalo State 14
Video Recap
Final
at MIT 34, Catholic 24
Video Box Score
Final
Springfield 17, at WPI 14
Box Score Recap Recap
Final
Lycoming 27, at FDU-Florham 21
Video Box Score
Final
Emory and Henry 52, at Rochester 17
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Nichols 43, Alfred State 7
Video Box Score
Final
Southern Virginia 14, at Kean 9
Video Box Score
Final
at Merchant Marine 35, Maine Maritime 14
Video Box Score
Final
at Middlebury 37, Bowdoin 24
Video Box Score
Final
at Amherst 37, Hamilton 14
Video Box Score
Final
at Williams 36, Colby 14
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Ursinus 21, Moravian 14
Video Box Score Photos
Final - OT
Montclair State 17, at Christopher Newport 14
Video Box Score Live stats
Final
at Carnegie Mellon 42, St. Vincent 27
Video Box Score Photos Photos
Final
at Union 49, Curry 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Franklin and Marshall 14, Susquehanna 7
Video Video Preview Box Score
Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 59, Bates 16
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Johns Hopkins 62, Dickinson 14
Video Video Box Score Recap
Final
Misericordia 47, at Wilkes 45
Video Box Score
Final
at Frostburg State 34, Rowan 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
McDaniel 25, at Gettysburg 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Wooster 24, DePauw 21
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Stevenson 38, at King's 17
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Alfred 38, Cortland 33
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 62, Grove City 10
Video Box Score
Final
at Westminster (Pa.) 21, Bethany 3
Video Box Score
Final
at Allegheny 25, Ohio Wesleyan 17
Video Box Score
Final
at Wesley 43, William Paterson 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at LaGrange 42, Apprentice 13
Video Box Score
Final
Denison 52, at Oberlin 27
Video Box Score
Final
at Western New England 59, Anna Maria 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Martin Luther 63, at Greenville 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Scholastica 23, Westminster (Mo.) 20
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Minnesota-Morris 13, Iowa Wesleyan 7
Video Box Score
Final
at Muhlenberg 62, Juniata 7
Video Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Widener 69, Albright 0
Video
Final
at Coast Guard 38, Norwich 35
Box Score Recap
Final
Anderson 18, at Defiance 14
Video Box Score
Final
at Mount Union 23, John Carroll 10
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Hanover 28, at Bluffton 10
Video Box Score
Final
Westfield State 42, at Worcester State 22
Video Box Score
Final
at Waynesburg 10, Geneva 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Virginia-Lynchburg 16, Brevard 14
Final
at Ferrum 81, Greensboro 0
Video Box Score
Final
Ithaca 21, at St. John Fisher 14
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Muskingum 31, at Wilmington 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Ohio Northern 13, at Otterbein 7
Box Score Photos
Final
at Austin 12, Hendrix 9
Video Box Score
Final
North Central (Ill.) 35, at North Park 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Rhodes 29, at Birmingham-Southern 10
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at UW-Stout 49, Cal Lutheran 24
Video Box Score
Final
Millsaps 21, at Sewanee 14
Video Box Score
Final
Thomas More 38, at Huntingdon 35
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington U. 51, Carthage 31
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at St. Olaf 33, Augsburg 3
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Concordia-Moorhead 55, Hamline 0
Video Box Score
Final
at St. John's 59, Carleton 0
Video Box Score
Final
at Chicago 56, Illinois College 9
Box Score
Final
at Bethel 31, Gustavus Adolphus 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Wartburg 42, at Nebraska Wesleyan 14
Video
Final
Coe 35, at Buena Vista 14
Video Box Score
Final
Central 35, at Dubuque 13
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Norbert 91, Grinnell 0
Video Box Score
Final
Loras 35, at Luther 28
Video
Final
at Ripon 28, Knox 3
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Monmouth 37, Macalester 0
Video
Final
Carroll 16, at Elmhurst 14
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Cornell 28, at Beloit 17
Video Box Score
Final
at Lake Forest 35, Lawrence 34
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at St. Thomas 49, UW-Eau Claire 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
Mount St. Joseph 59, at Earlham 2
Video Box Score
Final
Dean 42, at Becker 15
Video Box Score
Postponed
N.C. Wesleyan at Bridgewater
Video Live stats
Final
Western Connecticut 40, at Salve Regina 21
Video Box Score Photos Photos
Final
at Mass-Dartmouth 21, Plymouth State 16
Video Box Score
Final
at Tufts 16, Wesleyan 13
Video Box Score
Final
at Salisbury 38, TCNJ 7
Video Box Score
Final
at Rose-Hulman 19, Manchester 12
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Case Western Reserve 63, Thiel 20
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Baldwin Wallace 34, at Heidelberg 10
Video Box Score
Final - OT
Berry 38, at Centre 35
Video Box Score Recap Live stats Audio
Final
at Wittenberg 45, Kenyon 3
Video Box Score
Final
Northwestern (Minn.) 38, at Crown 18
Video
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 65, Howard Payne 14
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Illinois Wesleyan 41, at Augustana 24
Video
Final
at McMurry 35, Sul Ross State 24
Video
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 63, Millikin 6
Video Box Score
Final
at UW-Platteville 49, Lakeland 12
Photos Box Score Video
Final
Louisiana College 21, at Southwestern 19
Video Box Score
Final
Mary Hardin-Baylor 47, at Texas Lutheran 14
Video Box Score
Final
East Texas Baptist 46, at Belhaven 20
Video
Sep. 22: All times Eastern
Final
at Delaware Valley 41, Alvernia 10
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at RPI 44, Buffalo State 14
Video Recap
Final
at Wesley 43, William Paterson 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 62, Grove City 10
Video Box Score
Final
at Frostburg State 34, Rowan 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Franklin and Marshall 14, Susquehanna 7
Video Video Preview Box Score
Final
at Mount Union 23, John Carroll 10
Video Box Score Photos
Final
Ithaca 21, at St. John Fisher 14
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. John's 59, Carleton 0
Video Box Score
Final
North Central (Ill.) 35, at North Park 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 49, UW-Eau Claire 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Wittenberg 45, Kenyon 3
Video Box Score
Final - OT
Berry 38, at Centre 35
Video Box Score Recap Live stats Audio
Final
at Case Western Reserve 63, Thiel 20
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Mary Hardin-Baylor 47, at Texas Lutheran 14
Video Box Score
Final
at Hardin-Simmons 65, Howard Payne 14
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 63, Millikin 6
Video Box Score
Final
Illinois Wesleyan 41, at Augustana 24
Video