Football Looks to Bounce Back Against No. 4 Frostburg State


Montclair, NJ - After dropping its first game of the season, Montclair State will look to bounce back against one of the nation's best when it hosts No. 4 Frostburg State at Sprague Field on Saturday. Montclair State put itself in an early first-quarter hole at Salisbury last week and nearly got out of it before falling to the Sea Gulls 17-15. The Red Hawks turned the ball over six times and were down 17-0 at halftime. MSU's defense did keep Salisbury in check holding the hosts to just 200 yards of offense, 239 below its season average. JAIER GARRETT registered a career-best 18 tackles while MAURO ALTAMURA had 14 along with a sack, 4.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a blocked punt that set up Montclair's first touchdown. The Bobcats remained undefeated with a 56-0 victory over William Paterson at home. Frostburg State scored 42 points in the second quarter and held the Pioneers to just 88 yards of offense.Quarterback Connor Cox threw for 133 yards and three touchdowns. This is the ninth meeting between the Red Hawks and Bobcats that will end after this year when Frostburg makes the move to the NCAA Division II ranks. MSU leads 5-3. The series dates back to 1962 and it was 40 years before the next meeting (2002). The teams met each of the next three seasons before an 11-year hiatus took place after the 2005 campaign. Montclair State won the renewal game 33-27 in 2015 however the Bobcats have taken the last two meetings.

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