Host St. Lawrence University collected on a tripped up Morrisville State unit in the second quarter of the Mustangs’ football opener, scoring all 28 points in the frame to collect the non-conference victory on Friday, Sept. 2, at Leckonby Stadium in Canton.
The Mustangs outgained the Saints on the ground in the running game (142 to 135 yards), but overall were held to 336 yards total offense as St. Lawrence collected 447 total on the night, including a 312-yard air assault in the passing game.
Cory Benedetto went 18-for-36 on the night for 194 yards, while adding 63 net yards in the running game to lead the Morrisville State offensive efforts in their first outing of 2016.
Darrell West added 66 yards on the ground, while Joseph Faniel was the lead target for Benedetto, hauling in 10 receptions for 124 yards. Marcus Jackson-Conner added 63 yards on six catches.
Defensively, freshman Michael Bodnar led the Morrisville efforts, registering eight total stops, including five solo, while posting a half tackle for a loss of a yard. Wallace Stephens added seven total tackles on the night, six solo, while posting one and a half tackles for a loss of seven yards.
Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, Sept. 17, hosting rival Utica College in the Empire 8 season opener, under the lights on Drake Field in Morrisville. The athletics department will be holding a back to school drive that night, collecting school supplies for the local Morrisville-Eaton Central School District.