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Football Opens Season With 42-6 Pounding of Apprentice

FROSTBURG, MD — Junior Grant Burrough (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) threw for a career-high 352 yards and two touchdowns, and junior Edward Kearney (Bel Air, Md./Calvert) ran for a personal-best 212 yards to power Frostburg State to an impressive 42-6 season-opening victory over Apprentice Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium.

Burrough also ran for 28 yards and another score to give him a single-game school-record 380 total yards of offense. He eclipsed the former mark of 379 set by Jason Henry against Kentucky Wesleyan in 1999.

The Bobcats (1-0, 1-0 ACFC), who won their 200th game in the program's 42 years, jumped out to a 17-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. FSU racked up a whopping 634 yards of total offense on 60 plays despite losing the time of possession battle, 38:04-21:56.

Sophomore fullback Bereket Godsey (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech) opened the scoring with a five-yard run at the 9:47 mark, and Burrough dove in from a yard out just under five minutes later.

Sophomore Nick Quisgard (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) nailed a 21-yard field goal with 1:51 to play in the first quarter to give FSU a comfortable lead.

The Bobcats took a 23-0 cushion in the closing moments of the half when senior Tim Wilkins (Baltimore, Md./Mervo) recovered a fumble of a pass by Burrough to junior Roy Olson (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills(Ferrum)) just outside the goalline and fell into the end zone for another score.

In the third quarter, Olson snared a Burrough pass over the middle and raced into the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown, his first as a Bobcat. Olson finished with five catches for a game-high 187 yards in his collegiate debut.

FSU continued to pour it on on its next possession, as Burrough connected with junior Anthony Long (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) for a 67-yard scoring strike to give the Bobcats a commanding 36-0 lead.

Apprentice (1-1, 0-1) finally found the end zone on its ensuing opportunity when Shawn Jackson took a short pass from Terrence Patrick and raced down the Builder sideline for a 56-yard touchdown. However, the extra point was blocked.

Godsey capped the scoring on the final play of the third quarter when he bulldozed his way through traffic en route to a 16-yard touchdown run - his career-high second score of the game - completing a seven-play, 99-yard drive that took just 2:13.

Freshman Chris Lentz (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) began his collegiate career in style with a game-high 14 tackles, including nine solo stops. Junior Dave Lightner (Cherry Tree, Pa./Purchase Line) and senior George O'Brien (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) added nine tackles apiece.

The Bobcats return to action on Saturday when they visit regional powerhouse Montclair State (0-1) at 1:00 pm.

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