Buffalo State Tops Frostburg State Football

Frostburg, MD- The Frostburg State football team (2-3) lost their third consecutive game to Buffalo State 31-14 after winning the first two games of the season. Frostburg played Buffalo State close in the first half with the score 17-14 at the end of the second quarter. However, the Bobcats could not stop the well-balanced attack of Bengal’s offense that scored two more touchdowns in the second half of the contest.

Despite converting only one out of 10 times in third down situations, the Buffalo State Bengals put up an impressive 434 yards of total offense, 185 rushing and 249 through the air. Frostburg State’s offense with a total of 288 yards of offense with 35 minutes of possession time compared to Buffalo State who only had 25 minutes. Those statistics are testimony to the big play abilities of the Bengals who scored their first touchdown on a 92 yard pass and catch.

Senior quarterback Kenny Emmons finished the game with a rushing touchdown, 8 completions on 23 passing attempts, and one interception. Emmons’ rushing touchdown was set up by sophomore running back Marcus Smith who broke loose for a 64 yard run. Senior running back Ben Sasu was able to find his way into the end zone as he outran defenders for a 13 yard rushing touchdown. Smith and Sasu both received 16 carries each and the tandem rushed for 79 and 63 yards respectively. Sasu however, led the team in all-purpose yards with 128 after returning kickoffs for the first time this season.

Although the loss was disappointing, Frostburg senior defensive back Keith Smith was able to return to the field after a knee injury was thought to have ended his season. Not only did he play, but he played well leading the defense with 10 tackles. Junior inside linebacker Rowan Pinkett was right behind Smith with nine tackles. Sophomore defensive end William Sewell made his presence felt in the Bengal backfield with 2.5 tackles for a loss, one of which was a sack.

The Bobcats hope to get back on track next Saturday as they travel to New York to take on SUNY Brockport who is new to the Empire 8 conference this year.

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