Fri, Aug/31 Final
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14 Albright
48 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/15 Final
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0 Kean
28 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/22 Final
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7 TCNJ
38 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/29 Final
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42 Salisbury
0 at Wm. Paterson
Sat, Oct/06 Final - OT
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27 Salisbury
24 at Chris. Newport
Sat, Oct/13 Final
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15 Montclair St.
17 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/20 Final
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33 Salisbury
0 at Southern Virginia
Sat, Oct/27 Final
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45 No. 25 Salisbury
7 at Rowan
Sat, Nov/03 Final - OT
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19 Wesley
13 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/10 Final - OT
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35 Salisbury
38 at Frostburg State
Sat, Nov/17 Final
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14 Alfred
7 vs. Salisbury
Fri, Sep/06 Final
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63 Salisbury
28 at Albright
Sat, Sep/14 Final
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19 Wis.-Oshkosh
24 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/05 Final
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27 Salisbury
24 at Montclair St.
Sat, Oct/12 Final
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38 Wesley
45 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/19 Final
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7 Rowan
38 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/26 Final
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65 Salisbury
16 at Kean
Sat, Nov/02 Final
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0 Chris. Newport
51 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/09 Final
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62 Salisbury
20 at TCNJ
Sat, Nov/16 Final
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42 Salisbury
13 at Wm. Paterson
Sat, Nov/23 Final
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0 Maritime (N.Y.)
83 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/30 Final
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41 Union (N.Y.)
62 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/07 Final
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24 Muhlenberg
8 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/13 Final
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32 Salisbury
30 at Wesley
Sun, Mar/21 Final
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5 Chris. Newport
30 vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/28 Cancelled
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Kean
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Sep/03 Final
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56 Salisbury
14 at Albright
Sat, Sep/11 Final
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31 Wis.-Whitewater
14 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/25 Final
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14 Western New Eng.
40 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/02 Final
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27 Salisbury
7 at Montclair St.
Sat, Oct/16 Final
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24 Salisbury
7 at Rowan
Sat, Oct/23 Final
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6 Kean
38 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/30 Final
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84 Salisbury
14 at Chris. Newport
Sat, Nov/06 Final
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23 TCNJ
37 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/13 Final
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7 Wm. Paterson
38 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/20 Final
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45 Johns Hopkins
20 vs. Salisbury
Fri, Sep/02 Final
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0 Albright
49 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/10 Final
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21 Salisbury
35 at Stevenson
Sat, Sep/17 Final
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14 Ave Maria
42 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/24 Final
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35 Salisbury
0 at Western New Eng.
Sat, Oct/01 Final
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7 Montclair St.
30 vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/08 1:00 PM
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at Wm. Paterson
Sat, Oct/22 1:00 PM
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Salisbury
at TCNJ
Sat, Oct/29 1:00 PM
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Sat, Nov/05 1:00 PM
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Salisbury
at Kean
Sat, Nov/12 1:00 PM
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Defense forces four picks in conference-opening win over Montclair, 27-7

Defense forces four picks in conference-opening win over Montclair, 27-7

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Strong first-half offense and timely turnovers lift the No. 14/16 Salisbury University football team to a 27-7 victory over the Montclair St. Red Hawks on Saturday to open the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) slate with a win.

BOX SCORE

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Quarter

  • It took Salisbury 23 seconds to march down the field and score on the game's opening drive. After a Shamar Gray 20-yard run, Jack Lanham galloped through the defense for a 44-yard touchdown run.
  • Montclair marched down the field on its opening drive of the game. But, a 3rd-and-9 play resulted in an interception in the endzone by A.J. Butler to keep Montclair off the board.
  • After a Salisbury punt, Burch was intercepted for the second time in the quarter on the ensuing drive. Sean Carroll picked off Burch at the SU 33-yard line.

Second Quarter

  • Joey Bildstein capped off a seven-play, 67-yard drive with a dive play into the endzone on the first play of the second quarter to extend Salisbury's lead, 13-0.
  • The Salisbury defense forced a Montclair turnover on downs on the next drive. Salisbury capitalized on the defensive stand with a 70-yard drive capped by a Marcus Wilson three-yard touchdown run to stretch the lead to 20-0 with 3:23 left in the half.
  • The Sea Gulls were not done in the first half. The passing game got involved on the final drive of the first half. Two plays after a 24-yard completion by Lanham to David Fletcher, Lanham connected with Hunter Cleaver for a 23-yard touchdown reception and give SU the 27-0 lead.
  • Montclair tried getting points on the board in the waning moments of the half but Burch was intercepted again by Carroll to end the half.

Third Quarter

  • The two teams struggled on offense throughout the second half. Montclair broke through with 1:24 left in the third quarter with an Abellany Mendez 17-yard touchdown run to cut into the Salisbury lead, 27-7.

SALISBURY GAME NOTES

  • The Sea Gulls totaled 320 yards of offense.
  • Jack Lanham combined for 145 yards of total offense. Lanham went 5-of-8 for 71 passing yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Lanham carried the ball seven times for 74 yards and a score.
  • Shamar Gray notched 63 rushing yards on 14 carries.
  • Joey Bildstein and Marcus Wilson each picked up a touchdown on the ground.
  • Hunter Cleaver caught three passes for 51 yards and a touchdown.
  • The Salisbury defense forced four interceptions.
  • Sean Carroll interception Ja'Quill Burch twice in the game. Carroll's two interceptions moved him to a tie for third on the SU career interception list with 13 picks, tied with John Baugher '90.
  • Sam Pagella registered 10 tackles, including nine solo stops to set a new career-high.
  • Aaron Jahnke recorded nine tackles and a pass breakup.
  • Jimmy Celentano and A.J. Butler each intercepted a pass. Celentano also tallied eight tackles and a pass breakup.

MONTCLAIR STATE GAME NOTES

  • Ja'Quaill Burch went 26-for-40 passing for 216 yards and four interceptions.
  • Omarie Wilmore had a game-high 11 tackles.
  • As a team, Montclair totaled 312 offensive yards.

UP NEXT

  • After a bye week, Salisbury will head back to New Jersey to take on the Rowan Profs on Saturday, Oct. 16.
  • The kickoff of the NJAC contest is set for 1 p.m. in Glassboro, N.J.