Ursinus routes TCNJ football in the Lions home football opener

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: September 5th, 2014 at 11:19 pm EST

The College of New Jersey were hoping to improve on their 5-5 record from last season. In their first game, they are already 0-1 after a lopsided loss.

The Lions went into the halftime trailing 12-7, then things started to go in the Ursinus College favor over the rest of the game. The Bears used a 28-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Ursinus College

Ursinus College

TCNJ lost 47-7 against Ursinus in the home opener at Lions Stadium tonight.

“We made too many mistakes,” Lions second-year head coach Wayne Dickens said. “We are better than we played. We need to erase this from our memory.”

The Lions now need to regroup, as they travel to Florham, New Jersey next Friday night to take on FDU-Florham. Ursinus improves to 1-0 with Gettysburg at home next Saturday afternoon.

Bears running back Corey Kelley scored the final scoring play, as he scored on a 4-yard rushing touchdown. Corner back Greg DiSanto intercepted Lions quarterback Chris Spellman for a 41-yard touchdown, as the score was 40-7.

Spellman also threw another interception to linebacker Timothy Rafter, who took it into the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown. Rafter also had a second interception, setting up a Kevin Monahan 8-yard rushing touchdown.

Monahan hit Nicholas Lundholm for a 5-yard touchdown to begin the scoring in the third. The Lions ended the half with a 11-yard touchdown from Michael Marchesano to Ryan Baranowsky.

“I ran a good route, and Michael was able to find me,” the junior tight end added.

Prior to the Lions touchdown, the Bears were up 12-0.

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