Fisher Wins Empire 8 Opener

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The nationally-ranked St. John Fisher College football program won its Empire 8 Conference season-opener for the 10th consecutive year on Saturday, as the Cardinals rallied in the fourth quarter to earn a 38-35 win over visiting Frostburg State University on Saturday at Fisher's Growney Stadium.

With the win, Fisher, ranked No. 19 in both the latest and AFCA poll, improves to 4-0 for the third time in the last four years, while Frostburg falls to 1-3.

Fisher's Ryan Kramer totaled 293 all-purpose yards, including 187 on five kickoff returns.   Fisher enjoyed great field position throughout the day with five of its six touchdown-drives starting inside Bobcat territory.

Fisher enjoyed a 31-20 lead going into the fourth quarter, but the Bobcats rallied, marching 70 yards on nine plays with Antonio Wood scoring on a 12-yard pass from Ken Emmons with 12:32 left. Just 1:16 later – after Fisher lost a fumble at its own 40 – the Bobcats came right back and made it 35-31 with Mike Fourth scoring on a 6-yard run.

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