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Football Falls to Brockport, 45-13
09/22/2001

BROCKPORT, N.Y. – Seth Thomas rushed for a season-high 141 yards and two touchdowns to lead SUNY Brockport to a 45-13 victory over Frostburg State at Brockport’s Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Special Olympics Stadium.

The 45 points are the most the Bobcats allowed since falling to Waynesburg, 47-28, on November 7, 1998.

Brockport (3-1), which compiled 310 rushing yards and 480 yards in total offense, scored first on a two-yard pass play from Bob Darnley to Chad DeRock with 9:05 remaining in the first half to cap a 13-play drive that consumed nearly six minutes.

Frostburg State (1-1), which hadn't played since rallying past Marist, 25-23, September 8, tied it just under two minutes later when senior DeNelle Hale (Baltimore, MD/Dunbar) broke free for a 76-yard touchdown run.

However, the Golden Eagles took the lead for good on Todd Freelove's 26-yard field goal with 51 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. The kick capped another 13-play drive that lasted 6:50.

Darnley put the Golden Eagles up, 17-7, on a 25-yard scoring run just 3:24 into the second quarter before hitting Tony Streb for a 21-yard touchdown pass with 10:08 left in the half. Brockport opened a commanding 31-7 halftime lead when Thomas raced 20 yards with 5:45 on the clock.

The second half was more Golden Eagles, as Thomas added a 48-yard scoring run with 6:04 left in the third. His second touchdown run capped an impressive 10-play, 93-yard drive that took 5:13 as the Golden Eagles continued to dominate with the run.

Darnley, who completed 15-of-22 passes for 160 yards and added 39 rushing yards, capped the host's scoring on a seven-yard run with 53 seconds left in the third quarter.

Bobcat freshman Adam J. Snyder (Scottdale, Pa./South Moreland) caught his first career touchdown pass, a seven-yarder from sophomore Grant Burrough (Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) with less then two minutes gone in the fourth quarter before many reserves for both teams saw action.

Hale had a big day on the ground with 163 yards on 16 carries, including his 76-yard touchdown run. Burrough completed just five-of-12 for 58 yards.

Defensively, juniors George O’Brien (Mt. Airy, MD/Linganore) and Ronald Luczak (Waldorf, MD/Thomas Stone) each had 10 tackles for the Bobcats, and Luczak also had four for losses of 12 yards.

Jay Johnson led the Golden Eagles with seven tackles.

Frostburg State, which gained 253 yards in offense, including 174 on the ground, will host Chowan on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. as part of Parents' Weekend.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu