Panzarino, Wilson Lead Football to Win Over TCNJ


MADISON, N.J. (August 31, 2018) - Senior Mike Panzarino scored four touchdowns while classmate Ryan Wilson intercepted two passes as the Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham football earned a 35-21 win over TCNJ Friday. The Devils topped TCNJ for the second season straight, and have not lost to the Lions since a 17-13 setback in 2014. "Great win to start the season against a tough opponent, we played really well early and hung in tough at end as we knew they were going to make a run," said Head Coach Brian Surace. "Just a tribute to all three phases of the game (offense, defense, special teams), really complimented each other. Everyone made plays on all sides of the ball, That's really what you want to do in the first game. We didn't beat ourselves, and played really FDU football." FDU forced a three and out on the first series, and then the team orchestrated an 11-play, 88-yard drive to take a 7-0 lead. The Lions helped the cause, as an unnecessary roughness penalty on third down kept the drive alive. Senior Jagger Greenled the Devils into the redzone, and found Panzarino in the corner for a 15-yard score. Wilson made a nice interception on the ensuing series to set the Devils up in Lions territory, but FDU went 3-and-out. The Devils forced a second turnover on the evening, this time as sophomore Kyle Connelly jarred a ball loose and junior Jose Caceres pounced on the fumble. Five plays later, run