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Record Setting Day Leads Utica Past Frostburg in Empire 8 Play

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FROSTBURG, Md. (October 12, 2013) – The Utica College football team broke nine different single game records, and snapped a two game slide, as the Pioneers topped host Frostburg State 44-27 in Empire 8 Conference action at Bobcat Stadium Saturday afternoon.  Senior running back Jake Larson (Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove) broke the school-record for touchdowns scored in a single game after turning in a five touchdown performance on 32 carries and 122 yards on the ground. Larson also became the College's all-time leader with 20 career rushing touchdowns.

Utica trailed 27-25 headed into the fourth quarter of play, but the Pioneers outscored host Frostburg 19-0 in the final 15 minutes  of action to improve their record to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the Empire 8.

"I am extremely proud of the way our guys handled adversity today," said Head Coach Blaise Faggiano.  "We bounced back when we needed to.  Not only did a few individuals really step up, but it was also a great all-around team effort. This is not an easy road trip and we are excited to come away with a victory against a good Frostburg team."

Junior quarterback Connor Butkiewicz (Southington, CT/Southington) set a new single game school record with 431 yards passing as he completed 31 of his 36 passing attempts.  Over half of his passing yards went to junior receiver Anthony Acevedo (New Hartford, NY/New Hartford), who set the new school standard with 252 yards receiving on ten receptions.  The Pioneer defense also tied a team record with three fumbles recovered. 

The first half resulted in three lead changes, with the Pioneers coming out on top 18-14 at the end of 30 minutes of action.  Frostburg, led by four rushing scores from Mike Fourth, outscored UC 13-7 in the third quarter to take a 27-25 advantage in the fourth and final frame.

It was two rushing touchdowns by Larson and a 19 yard TD pass from Butkiewicz to Acevedo in the fourth quarter  that helped lift UC to the 17 point victory.

Acevedo scored the first touchdown of the game with 5:44 to go in the first quarter when he and Butkiewicz connected on a 68 yard bomb to put the Pioneers on top 6-0 early. 

Frostburg answered with two straight scores from Mike Fourth to take a 14-6 lead with 11:55 to go in the first half of play.  Larson was able to help the Pioneers respond by plunging in two short yardage touchdowns in a span of less than seven minutes in the second quarter to give UC the four point lead at half, 18-14. 

UC senior wide receiver Jamie Murphy (Canadaigua, NY/Marcus Whitman) caught ten balls for 61 yards and Gregory Palmer (Richland, NY/APW) hauled in two catches for 63 yards for the Pioneers. 

Utica's 573 total yards of offense ranks third on the school's all-time single game list. 

Senior linebackers Joe Giametta (Seaford, NY/MacArthur), Ryan Hansen (Woodcliff Lake, NJ/Pascack Hills), and Dana Christofferson (Richford, NY/Dryden) all had excellent games for UC.  Giametta led all tacklers with 13 and he also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, and broke up a pass.  Hansen tallied 12 tackles and forced one fumble, while Christofferson made 11 stops and intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter.  Anthony Cipoletti (Dix Hills, NY/Half Hollow Hills West) made nine stops, including 2.5 for a loss. 

The UC defense was staunch in the fourth quarter, forcing three punts and intercepting a pass to hold the Bobcats scoreless in the 15 minute stretch. 

Frostburg (1-4, 0-2 Empire 8) did most of its offensive damage on the ground as it racked up 228 yards rushing on the afternoon.  Fourth led the way with 108 yards rushing on 30 carries and he found the end zone four times.  Quarterback Ken Emmons also added 91 yards rushing on 14 carries while completing 10-of-18 passes for 126 yards. 

Mike Sullivan (Whitesboro, NY/Whitesboro) and Nick Woodman (Utica, NY/Proctor) each added eight tackles a piece for the Pioneers' defensive unit. 

The Pioneers return home on Saturday for the College's Homecoming when they will take on E8 rival Ithaca College at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium.  The contest is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Quick Hitters: UC set a new team  single game record by completing 83.8% of its passes … 86 all-purpose attempts is a new school-record … 30 points scored for Jake Larson (Bemus Point, NY/Maple Grove) is a new single game record at UC … 32 carries for Larson also ranks second all-time at UC for a single game … Three forced fumbles in a single game is tied for second all-time at Utica … Larson passed Jake Scott (17 rushing TD's) and is now the school-record holder with 20 career touchdown runs … Connor Butkiewicz (Southington, CT/Southington) is currently the school's all-time leader in pass completion percentage (67.0%) … Anthony Acevedo (New Hartford, NY/New Hartford) moved into second place on the College's all-time receiving yards list, passing Cody Elliot '09 … Acevedo now has 2,154 career receiving yards … Acevedo moved into sole possession of second place on the College's career receiving touchdowns list, he now has 15, surpassing James Proniewych '07 … Acevedo and Jamie Murphy (Canadaigua, NY/Marcus Whitman) rank first and second all-time at UC with 6.73 and 5.08 career receptions per game, respectively … Larson and Acevedo became the fifth and sixth players in school-history to join the 100+ career points scored club … Larson currently ranks second all-time with 120 career point scored … Acevedo ranks fourth all-time with 106 career points scored … Dana Christofferson (Richford, NY/Dryden) is now tied for seventh place all time with Travis Ladd '10 with 106 career assisted tackles. 

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