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Saturday, November 03, 2007

MU football - Sinsi TD streak now at 20 games, Saturday vs. SFPA..

By TONY GRAHAM
STAFF WRITER

Kevin Callahan wanted his Monmouth University football team to pick up Saturday vs. St. Francis, Pa. where it left off last week in a win at Central Connecticut State.

It did.

Tailback David Sinisi kept his touchdown scoring streak intact and redshirt junior quarterback Brett Burke, a Wall High School graduate, threw a career high three touchdown passes leading the Hawks to a 47-17 victory over St. Francis in a Northeast Conference game in Loretto, Pa.

The triumph followed on the heels of Monmouth scoring 51 points last week.

Saturday Monmouth led at the half, 23-0.

"" We wanted to start right away with a fairly high level of performance,'' Callahan said. ""We continued that through four quarters and finished off the game in good fashion.''

The victory by Monmouth (3-5, 3-2) over the Red Flash (1-7, 1-4) enables the Hawks to stay within range of first place Albany (6-3, 4-0). The Great Danes visit Kessler Field Saturday.

Monmouth closes its regular season Nov. 17 at home against future NEC opponent Duquesne in a non-conference game.

Sinisi's TD gave Monmouth az 6-0 lead in the first quarter and extending the nation's longest touchdown scoring streak in college football to 20 games.

The redshirt sophomore carried the ball 24 times for 187 yards to reach 1,000 yards for the season.

Sinisi also lined as the quarterback in the shotgun formation where he passed the ball over the middle to tight end John Nalbone for a touchdown, to put Monmouth in front 13-0 with 4:46 to play in the opening quarter. The touchdown completion was the first attempted pass of Sinisi's career.

Burke, who went 17-for-30 for 224 yards, connected on all three of his TD passes in the second half.

Burke threw 47 yards to Adam San Miguel when Monmouth took a 30-3 lead in the third quarter.

""We came out in the third quarter and they got a field goal but we came right back with a touchdown,'' said Callahan. ""We were in good shape there.''

Burke later added TD passes covering 58 yards to San Miguel and 23 yards to Steve Dowens, a Middletown South High School graduate.

Joe Cella (Jackson Memorial), whose 80-yard TD on a pass interception was nullified by a blocking penalty on the return, had one of three Monmouth picks on the day. Derek Bischoff and and Kevin Walsh also had pass interceptions.

The win increased Monmouth's advantage in the series with St. Francis to 13-2.



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1 Comments:

Anonymous Jim said...

47-17, let's see how they do against Albany next week at home.

4:10 PM, November 03, 2007  

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