By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Ewing – The College of New Jersey has recovered from a tough loss last week to get back on track.
With a tough loss to Kean University last week on homecoming, The Lions could have come out to their next game flat and have a hard time recovering from that stretch. But the Lions did not come out flat, as they were rolling from almost the beginning.
The Lions were able to defeat the Pioneers, 35-24, last night at Lions Stadium.
Both teams are 3-5 on the season. TCNJ is now 1-1 this season on Friday night games, as they lost on August 31st to Ursinus. They have one Friday night game left, which is on November 9th.
The Lions have won back-to-back games against the Pioneers. The last time the Pioneers won in the series was in 2010.
In the game, TCNJ senior quarterback Daniel Dugan set a single-season school record for the most passing yards in a season. He will have two games to increase his record.
TCNJ quarterback Daniel Dugan went 30-for-45 for 298 yards. He threw two touchdowns.
Nicholas Tyson had two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown. Glenn Grainger had 6 receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. Justin Doniloski had 11 receptions for 76 yards.
Matt Rosati had 4 receptions for 52 yards. Kyle Janeczek had 5 receptions for 67 yards. Victor Scalici had 2 receptions for 7 yards.
Doniloski had a career-high 165 yards on 28 carries. Scalici had 41 yards on 8 carries. Tyson had a rush for 1 yard, while Grainger had two rushes for 11 yards.
Matthew Della-Croce had a rush for 5 yards. And Dugan had 5 yards on 4 rushes.
William Paterson quarterback Ryan Gresik went 28-for-52 for 353 yards. He threw three touchdowns.
Mick Paye had 9 receptions for a 151 yards and two touchdowns. Julian Frazier had 4 receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown. Joseph Cordato had 7 receptions for 69 yards.
Howard David had 5 receptions for 41 yards. Mike Vannucci added a catch for 16 yards and Isaac Jlaka had 2 catches for 30 yards.
Gresik had 9 rushing yards on 10 attempts. Jlaka had 36 rushing yards also on 10 attempts.
At 9:07 left in the fourth quarter, William Paterson scored a touchdown to make it 35-24. Paye caught a pass after it was deflected from a TCNJ defender into his hands.
After he caught the ball, Paye ran untochded into the end zone. It was a 75 yard touchdown pass from Gresik.
TCNJ scored two touchdowns in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. Both were touchdown passes from Daniel Dugan.
At 13:49, Tyson made an amazing catch for a 14-yard touchdown, as he had to catch the ball with a defender right near him and get his foot down for the touchdown. Then at 10:15, Grainger caught a 21 yard pass from Dugan to make it 35-17.
The Pioneers were the only team to score in the third quarter. Robert Sinegra kicked in a 19 yard field goal at 5:08 to make it 21-17.
This was the closest the Pioneers were all game. Until the Lions scored again.
In the second quarter, there was a crazy 1:09, as three touchdowns were scored. Two touchdowns were scored by William Paterson in this stretch.
At 0:16, Pioneers wide receiver Julian Frazier caught a 16 yard touchdown pass from Gresik to make it 21-14.
At 1:09, Paye caught an 8-yard pass from Gresik to make it 14-7. Then, on the immediate kick off, Matt Chierici for TCNJ returned a 91 yard kickoff return for a touchdown at 0:56, which put TCNJ up 21-7.
TCNJ also scored again in the second quarter. Scalici scored on a 13-yard run at 12:43 to make it 14-0.
In the first quarter, Doniloski scored on a 11 yard rushing touchdown at 12:06 to make it 7-0.
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