Christopher Newport Pulls Away Late from Football, 39-10
WAYNE, N.J. – The William Paterson football team (0-7, 0-6 NJAC) made it a one-possession game in the third quarter, but visiting Christopher Newport (4-2, 3-2 NJAC) was able to pull away in the fourth for a 39-10 win Oct. 20. HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Pioneers turned a Captain fumble into a 3-0 first-quarter lead when freshman William Oertel, Jr.(Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg) kicked a 34-yard field goal with 3:43 on the clock.
That lead held up until the 9:42 mark of the second period when junior quarterback Jack Anderson found senior Joshua Davis for a 17-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion pass to sophomore Sean Wilkinson was successful, and the Captains owned an 8-3 edge.
Senior defensive back B.J. Hill returned an interception 27 yards for a TD, making it a 15-3 CNU advantage 6:44 before halftime.
Sophomore Ben Garbarini kicked a 44-yard field goal with 0:24 on the clock, allowing Christopher Newport to take an 18-3 lead into the locker room.
Sophomore Siraj Abdul-Malik (Hillside, N.J./Hillside) got a piece of Garbarini's punt, giving WP the ball at the CNU-37 early in the second half. Junior quarterback Cornelius Kinchen (Paterson, N.J./John F. Kennedy) flipped the ball backwards to senior wide receiver Kyle Fanning (Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey), and he lofted a pass to junior RaeQuawn Bridgeman (West Orange, N.J./Orange). The trick play worked for a 37-yard touchdown and an 18-10 score at the 11:03 mark.
The Captains opened the fourth quarter with a Brock Carnes two-yard scoring run (25-10, 11:36), and he added a seven-yard TD carry after a fumbled kickoff return (32-10, 11:17).
Christopher Newport turned an interception into seven points when freshman C.J. Donaldson rushed for nine yards, making it a 39-10 game with 5:14 remaining.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Kinchen finished 11-for-27 for 74 yards and four interceptions.
Freshman running back Kobe Roberts (Somers Point, N.J./Mainland Regional) carried 10 times for 15 yards. Bridgeman caught four passes for 57 yards and a score.
Junior linebacker Corey Anthony (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay) matched his season high with 16 tackles (12 solo, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack), while senior linebacker Charles Faulkner (Carteret, N.J./Carteret)chipped in 12 stops (nine solo). Senior safety Matt Olivo (Clark, N.J./St. Joseph's Metuchen) collected six tackles (1.5 TFL), and freshman linebacker Mahkye Boswell (Orange, N.J./Orange) added a fumble recovery and two pass breakups to his five stops.
Anderson finished 11-for-19 for 93 yards and one touchdown for CNU. Junior Nehemiah Harris rushed 11 times for 55 yards, and senior Kyree Burton caught nine passes for 58 yards.
Six different Captains each recorded three tackles.
William Paterson starts a two-game road swing Saturday, Oct. 27, at The College of New Jersey at 2:00 p.m.