ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Dean Kennedy (Scituate, MA/Canterbury School) ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more to lead the University of Rochester to a 38-13 victory over Alfred State at Edwin Fauver Stadium.
Kennedy threw TD passes of 80 yards to Derek Wager (Palmyra, NY/Palmyra Macedon) and five yards to Thomas Hayes (Syracuse, NY/Solvay) in the first quarter. He ran for a 15-yard TD in the second quarter and ran 41 yards to score in the third quarter. The Yellowjackets improved to 3-2.
He finished with 120 yards on 13 carries. He is the first Rochester quarterback to rush for more than 100 yards in eight years – since Aaron Molisani ran for 103 yards on October 8, 2005 in a 32-9 victory over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on Long Island.
Merchant Marine was supposed to be the opponent, but the game was cancelled on Tuesday due to the government shutdown. Alfred State, a provisional member of the NCAA, was available to play.
Kennedy threw for 152 yards, hitting nine of 14 passes. He was not intercepted and he was sacked once. Rochester totaled 400 yards in offense – 197 on the ground and 203 through the air.
The other touchdowns were a three-yard run by Myles Allen (Bethesda, MD/The Landon School) and a four-yard run by Shane Saucier (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside).
For Alfred State, Gregory Hampton (Uniondale, NY/Uniondale) completed 20 of 37 passes for 193 yards and one score. He was intercepted once and sacked three times. He threw a four-yard TD pass to Devin Simmons (Horseheads, NY/Elmira Free Academy) late in the third quarter.
Rasheed Williams (Swedesboro, NJ/Kingsway) rushed 19 times for 72 net yards and one TD. His seven-yard scoring run late in the first quarter pulled the Pioneers (2-4) within 12-7.
Kennedy drove Rochester to touchdowns on its next two possessions and the Yellowjackets carried a 25-7 lead into the locker room.
The victory is Rochester's 200th win at Edwin Fauver Stadium since the facility was dedicated on October 18, 1930. Fauver planned the construction of the athletic facilities at the River Campus. He was instrumental in the formation of the New York State Conference of Small Colleges and the Western New York Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.