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Saturday, September 22, 2007

MU football - More frustration for the Hawks

I watched this game on the S Brook web site and then KC called me... I don't know how the MU video stream went last week, but I thought this was nothing special..I linked it up with the MU play-by-play on MCX and they did a nice job......

The MU write up and full stats are available at the MU web site...


By TONY GRAHAM
STAFF WRITER

The frustrating losses continue to mount for the Monmouth University football team.
""When you turn it over three times in critical situations it makes it very difficult to win,'' said Monmouth coach Kevin Callahan after the winless Hawks turned the ball over twice at the Stony Brook one-yard line Saturday night and had a late rally fall short, 21-15, in a non-conference game before 4,831 at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Trailing by the final score Monmouth (0-3), which has lost its games by a total of 16 points, regained possession with a 1:11 remaining, and a pass interference call gave it the ball on the 17-yard line of Stony Brook (3-1) with four seconds left.
Quarterback Brett Burke's 39th pass attempt of the night, intended for tight end John Nalbone over the middle, was incomplete as the game ended.4
""Nalbone did get free in the middle,'' said Callahan. ""I thought we had a good play called, a good shot. He was open, he was very close to scoring a touchdown.''
Burke who threw for almost all of his career high 193 yards in the second half, connected with his former Wall High School teamate Ron Lauch with an eight-yard TD pass to bring Monmouth within six points with 2:11 showing.
Quarterback Josh Dudash of Stony Brook (17-for-29, 184 yards), a 2003 Toms River High School South graduate, tied a Stony Brook record with the 39th and 40th touchdown passes of his college career.
Despite earlier damaging turnovers Monmouth got within 14-9 with 12:45 left in the game when David Sinsi (115 yards), who fumbled at the goal line near the end of the first half, scored from the one.
The TD extended Sinisi's nation's longest collegiate streak of games scoring a touchdown to 15 games.
Stony Brook, however, added insurance points when Tyler Santucci picked off a pass by Burke leading to Dudash connecting with tight end Kevin Halonski on a six-yard TD pass for a 21-9 lead with 3:39 left.
Trailing a 7-0 late in the first half Monmouth appeared poised to tie the game when senior defensive end Chris Reed picked off a tipped Dudash pass setting up the Hawks first and goal at the nine yard line.
On third down Sinisi fumbled as he tried to dive into the end zone and Stony Brook sophomore Josh Auerbach recovered on the one.
""He (Sinsi) was reaching to get the ball over the goal line and lost control of it,'' said Callahan.
Trailing 7-3 in the third quarter, following a 31-yard field goal by Fred Weingart, an errant snap on a punt try gave Monmouth the ball on the Stony Brook 13.
On third and seven at the Stony Brook 10, Burke found running back Bobby Giles for a first down but Giles fumbled at the one with the ball rolling into the into end zone for a touchback. ""We come away with no points,'' said Callahan.
Six plays later Dudash connected with junior wide out Dwayne Eley for a 46-yard TD and a 14-3 three-quarter lead.
NOTES...The road only gets tougher for Monmouth which 7 p.m. Saturday visits Delaware (4-0), No. 11 in the latest FSC poll...Lauch, a 6-5 junior, made the first three receptions of his college career for 24 yards..


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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony-

I listened to the WMCX broadcast as well and I think they did a really nice job. Seems likea bit of a difference between last year's basketball calls and this year's football calls. Now if we could only get the Hawks to get a W.

10:06 AM, September 23, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony,

How about a quick piece on mens hoops or at least a thread to discuss issues. thanks.

12:32 PM, September 24, 2007  
Anonymous brother reeves said...

Some hoops content please Tony. thanks.

12:32 PM, September 24, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: Men's hoops. I will start a new thread for them now....I'll have more on them later this week - but anyone can post comments..

1:23 PM, September 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i need to say i used to enjoy this blog. but lately it seems as soon as tony posts about football someone says something about basketball, lets try and keep it separate huh? i think all sports need to have a blog, up until this season i've really enjoyed the blog. maybe when you want to have something on a different sport email tony????

9:36 PM, September 24, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To last anon: Well,whether it be via e-mail or blog we try to accomodate.

I just put up a hoops thread per a blog request.

Am always happy to put up a thread on most any local college topic....

There are ample football topics on here as we speak....

10:37 PM, September 24, 2007  

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