FSU Football Steamrolls Over William Paterson 59-7
The Frostburg State Bobcats (5-1, 4-1) got back to their winning ways exactly one week after their 13-game winning streak dating back to last September was snapped at home by Wesley. On Saturday, the Bobcats went on the road to Wayne, N.J. and took care of the Pioneers of William Paterson (0-6, 0-5) in a 59-7 blowout on their homecoming weekend.
The first score of the game came on FSU’s first drive when junior running back Jamaal Morant took it from six-yards out into the end zone to give his team a 7-0 lead. Then, junior quarterback Connor Cox found junior tight end Noah Teeter in the back of the end zone for an eight-yard TD to extend Frostburg’s lead to 14-0. Senior tailback Jordan Brown scored from one-yard out to extend the lead once again to 21-0.
In the second quarter, senior kicker Hassan Mostafa added on with a 22-yard field goal to make it 24-0. The Bobcats didn’t stop there, as Cox hooked up with junior wide receiver Sergio Andino for a 26-yard touchdown to make it 31-0. He also connected with senior receiver Maurice Fisher for a 17-yard TD with seven seconds left in the half to make the score 38-0.
After Cox hooked up with Andino for another touchdown in the third, the shutout ended when WPU quarterback Aqueel Daniels-Lundy completed a 52-yard pass touchdown pass to Tyler Vivian that cut the deficit to 45-7.
The Bobcats found the end zone two more times when first-year backup QB T.J. Peer found sophomore wideout Jordan Carter with a 15-yard scoring pass late in the third and first-year running back Malcolm Facey ran it in from two-yards out early in the fourth.
Frostburg dominated all four quarters of this game, as they racked up 559 yards in total offense and scored the most points in a game since 1997, when the Bobcats defeated Greensboro by the score of 60-3.
Cox had himself a day as he completed over 89 percent of his passes, throwing for 294 yards and a career-high four touchdowns on 17-19 completions. On the ground, Facey finished the afternoon with 159 yards and a TD on nine carries, while Morant ran for 43 yards and a score on 11 attempts.
Andino hauled in six passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns, all career highs, while Teeter finished with four receptions for 36 yards and a score. In all, 12 different Bobcats caught a pass. Fun fact: this offense was so good, they never even punted all afternoon.
The FSU defense was stingy once again, allowing William Paterson just 162 yards in total offense. The Bobcats held the Pioneers to 26 yards of offense on 22 plays in the first half.
The defense also forced eight punts, made 12 tackles for loss, held the hosts to negative yardage on three of their 12 drives and allowed just seven first downs. The only first down for WPU in the opening half came via a Frostburg five-yard penalty.
First-year linebacker Jake Broschart led the Bobcats with eight tackles and two pass breakups, while first-year defensive lineman Zach Strand finished with two sacks and a forced fumble.
FSU returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 21, when they host Montclair State for Homecoming at 1 p.m.