Host Hartwick College exploded for 28 points in the second quarter, including a pick-six and a kick-off returned for a touchdown, as they downed visiting Morrisville State College in Empire 8 action by a final 52-34 Oct. 7 in Oneonta.

The loss drops the Mustangs to 2-3 overall on the season, including a 0-2 conference slate to date on the year.

Morrisville State generated 367 yards total offense, including edging the Hawks by a yard in the running game 162 to 161 yards.

Nick Edmond finished with 93-yards rushing, posting three touchdowns, as junior quarterback Brandon Gwinner added a 62-yard and one-score effort on the ground.

Gwinner also completed 17-of-35 pass attempts for 197 yards and a touchdown, seven throws to Joseph Faniel who collected a team high 48 yards alongside Mitch Werenczak.

Michael Bodnar led the defensive efforts with seven total tackles, while defensive lineman Scott Irons added a six total tackle effort, including 3.5 for a loss of 11 yards.

Morrisville State returns to the field Saturday, Oct. 14, traveling to No. 15 ranked by The College at Brockport. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Brockport.