By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Ewing — Lions running back Chad Scott carried The College of New Jersey to its first win of their 2016 campaign. Scott had four touchdowns in the 42-28 win over the William Paterson Pioneers.
It’s the second straight year that the Lions have won their Homecoming Day game. Under former head coach Wayne Dickens, the team defeated the Montclair State Red Hawks.
This year, the Homecoming Day game win was huge for interim head coach Rocky Hager. He took over when Dickens decided to retire and move to San Diego where his daughter lives.
The 42 points were the most for the Lions (1-7) in a game in four-years. During the 2012 season, under former head coach Eric Hamilton, they scored 55 points against Western Connecticut State.
As we mentioned before, Scott had four touchdowns. He had scoring plays of 3, 3, 2, and 5. He ties Nate Wooodward (1976). Joe Clifton (1987) and Jon Hedgepeth (2003) with four touchdowns in a game.
Scott, a Rowan University transfer, had 29 carries for 137 yards. It’s the third time that he had a 100 yards in a game.
Lions starting quarterback Trevor Osler also had a two-yard rushing touchdown. The team had 221 rushing yards and 300 total yards.
The Lions only had 59 passing yards, while the Pioneers offense was strictly through the hair. James Waldron threw for 389 yards and they had -19 rushing yards.
Anthony DiMarsico and Malcolm Robinson had two touchdowns each. DiMarscio had scores of 57-yards and eight-yards, while Robinson had a score for 71-yards and 21-yards.
Shane Kelley got the Lions on the board when he picked off Waldron. He then rushed 27 yards untouched into the end zone for the lead.