Homecoming Victory for FSU Football
In a hard fought, close game, the Frostburg State University football team came out on top with a 38-37 win over Ithaca. Early on the game was close. Both teams each scored a touchdown in both the first and second quarters leading to a tie at 14 heading into the half. Ithaca would come out in the second half scoring 10 unanswered points. In the fourth quarter, however, the Bobcats began to mount a comeback. Scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter, once again caused the game to be tied this time at 24 so the game went into overtime. Both teams traded touchdowns until the Bobcats special teams blocked Ithaca’s extra point attempt. Following the block, FSU would go on to score another touchdown and successfully converted on their extra point attempt to win the game.
Ken Emmons rebounded extremely well in today’s game. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns. He ran the ball efficiently as well, with 70 yards from 19 attempts. A performance like today is just what Emmons needed after two weeks of below average play. He was the strength of the team’s offense, something that is usually reserved for the teams rushing attack.
Speaking of the team’s ground game it was pretty non-existent for the game. Emmons was the team’s leading rusher. In fact no other player had more than 8 attempts running the ball. Running back Ben Sasu made his mark in the passing game this week. His only two catches in the game totaled to 54 yards. That’s an average of 27 yards per catch.
While Sasu may have had a good day catching the ball, it was Austin Bonsall who made the most impact for the Bobcats receiving corps. Bonsall had the play of the game when Emmons and he connected on an 82 yard pass in the fourth quarter. Bonsall would go on to complete the drive by catching another pass for a 20 yard touchdown that tied the game. Bonsall completed the day with 3 catches for 114 yards and one touchdown.
The defensive front for the Bobcats harassed Ithaca quarterback Tom Dempsey all day. He was rarely allowed the chance to be comfortable in the pocket. The Bobcats brought a lot of pressure on him, forcing the Dempsey to leave the pocket and make throws on the run. The Bobcats defense sacked Dempsey 5 times on the day.
Overall it was a good game played by the Bobcats today. All three facets of the game played well with special teams providing the pivotal game changing play. If Emmons can continue throwing the ball like this for the rest of the season then expect some more wins as the season continues. The Football team’s record is now 3-4.
The team’s next game is Saturday October, 25 against Alfred in New York.