POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – In the second-to-last road meeting of the 2022 season as part of PFL play, the Presbyterian College football team was never able to properly finish its offense against Marist in the Empire State on Saturday afternoon, ending up with a 37-7 loss. Red Foxes
After the second meeting between the two programs as a Pioneer Football League opponent, Marist proved to be the more consistent team, although the Blue Hose had positive developments on both sides of the ball, leading by 20 points after two chapters. it’s true throughout the rest of the competition.
Turning the page on their final fall matchup in Clinton, Presbyterian and first-year head coach Steve Englehart look forward to senior day next weekend at Bailey Memorial Stadium against the Dayton Flyers. Kickoff for the Nov. 22 final is scheduled for 1 p.m. on ESPN+.
FINAL SCORE: Marist, 37 – Presbyterian, 7
DISCS: Presbyterian (1-8, 0-6 PFL) – Marist (3-5, 3-3 PFL)
LOCATION: Tenney Stadium (Poughkeepsie, NY)
– On a bright and lively afternoon along the Hudson River, the Blue Hose were in control of the football with the exception of true freshman wide receiver Dominic Kibby, who continues his inaugural campaign. With a career-high 200 yards against St. Thomas, combined with a progression of receiving yards, he once again managed both sides of the coin with 149 (81 catches and 68 punts) against the Red Foxes.
– Just two tackles shy of his career high at Morehead State four weeks ago, another classmate shined in Saturday’s comeback, as sophomore George Wilder talked about an 11-stop performance. More wild and defensive defender Keegan Halloran He tallied 19 tackles (10 of them solo), while sophomore linebacker Alex Herriott recorded nine tackles and nearly an interception early on.
– Despite the team’s last three road contests totaling just 20 points, PC’s defensive unit held the Red Foxes to 59 fewer yards than average allowed in nine appearances and forced Marist to settle for a field goal. more than once chasing the short field.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
– Unfortunately, the problems in the attack of the white and blue appeared from the beginning of the battle, only receiving the initial kick, he found bad luck in a bouncing short pass that led the Marist to receive it. Able to start the first drive in PC territory at the 37, the home team needed 8 plays to take a 7-0 lead, presented on a 2-yard scamper. Wideout Brett Landis had 31 of his 66 yards receiving on a pair of third-down conversions in the series where his number was called.
– A back-and-forth between Nate Hayden and Tyler Wesley in the QB role earned Presbyterian an unintended gift when Marist’s third drive was thought to be over at the close of the 1.St box, recovering a fumble return at the 29-yard line. However, an incomplete pass on a fly route in the corner of the end zone left the long drive scoreless, resulting in a turnover on downs.
– He is still only one point behind at 2n.d, the PCs couldn’t even things up on their next trip despite an aerial advance to Kibby. Marist countered the stalling offense with a 70-yard TD drive to take a 14-0 lead with just over seven minutes left in the half, including Matt Stianche’s 48-yard field goal that cut the lead to 8. yard line
– Looking for a punch on the next drive, the Blue Hose almost got what they wanted when Hayden found them. Jalen Jones Gaining 39 yards on the second snap of the next drive, however, an offensive pass interference penalty negated the play and stalled the series at the same time.
– After setting up shop at Presbyterian’s 23 and sensing a third straight TD, Coach Englehart held D to say no, leaving the Red Foxes only five yards behind. A 36-yard field goal through the legs of Dominic Donohue extended the lead to 17.
– While the score increased to 20 before the break thanks to another Marist shot between the uprights, it took 11 plays to reach that point in only 38 meters. When 3rd-Starting quarter action, the Blue Hose were able to successfully recover a punt by reserve Warner Bush as the period began, though the lead remained 20-0 from three.
– A 32-yard dash to Landis extended the lead to 27 on a play that capped a 75-yard drive before a chip shot by Donohue (his own 3).rd Day’s) after a poorly timed fumble gave the Red Foxes 10 points in the 3rdrd.
– Presbyterian fumbled on its final offensive drive, returning the drive to the 10-yard line, but needed only 10 carries to reach the end zone. Behind a 56-yard lob from Hayden to Kibby – the longest reception of a freshman’s career to date – PC hit a 1-yarder with Jones for the ninth touchdown of the redshirt freshman’s varsity tenure with more than two. minutes left
In keeping with the theme of the PFL’s October schedule, as the season heads into November, the Blue Hose will host another school they’ve met more than once, which happened a year ago. For the fourth time in the last five contests, PC will look to make amends for a 63-43 loss to Dayton, Ohio, last September.
The Flyers head to Bailey Memorial with five wins in their last six tries, improving to 4-1 against PFL competition after a 31-24 thriller to beat Valparaiso at home on Saturday. Dayton’s Jake Chisholm sprinted 23 yards to the house with just 18 ticks left to seal the victory, capping a 68-yard drive that began with 2:39 on the clock.