Lions put up lackluster performance at Homecoming

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

EWING, NJ — Homecoming is supposed to be a joyous time for current and former students, along with parents and friends. But on Saturday, it was not a joyous occasion for The College of New Jersey football team.

In fact, they put up a dud effort against the visiting Kean Cougars. Kean won the contest 26-3 at Lions Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Trevor Osler (Photo by the TCNJ Sports Information Department)

Trevor Osler (Photo by the TCNJ Sports Information Department)

The Lions struggled mightily in the game. They could only muster 169 net yards on offense and the defense could not tackle on most occasions.

Head coach Casey Goff challenged his team after their flat performance. This was their second-lowest scoring output of the season, as they were shut out against the Wesley Wolverines, also at Lions Stadium.

Senior quarterback Trevor Osler went 14 of 20 for 108 yards. He was replaced by Andrew Donoghue, who said it was an opportunity to give Osler some rest.

Khani Glover, senior running back, had eight carries for 36 yards. Ibn Bailey and Vincent Guckin led the team with 33 receiving yards.

Kean had 398 net yards. Cougars quarterback Charles App went 14 of 24 for 151 yards. He also had three touchdowns and an interception.

App hit David Patterson Jr. for a 17-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He hit Ben Guarino for a six-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

App also hit Brian Matthews for a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Matthews had 18 carries for 157 yards. Tyler Rodriguez also led the receivers with four receptions for 44 yards.

Cougars kicker Marcin Zadlo made two field goals.

Zachary Pharo put the Lions on the board in the second quarter. His 36-yard field goal came with 0:59 left in the first half.

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