No. 15 Monroe Football Picks up Gritty Win in Defensive Showdown at Erie

BUFFALO, N.Y, November 3, 2018 – In a game that featured just 270 total yards of offense by both teams, the No. 15-ranked Monroe College football team picked up a gritty 12-7 victory at Erie Community College Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs improve to 6-1 on the season with the win, while the Kats drop to 6-3. Erie got on the board first in Saturday's contest after taking advantage of a short punt that set them up on Monroe's 26-yard line. Two plays later, Khalil Horton rushed it in from seven yards out to give the Kats a 7-0 lead. The ensuing kickoff was played by Tim Donnahue on the 20-yard line, where he found an opening and returned it 80 yards for the score, the Mustangs' second kickoff return touchdown in as many games, to make it a 7-6 game. Erie's special teams came up big on the ensuing extra point, blocking the kick to keep a one-point lead. Early in the second quarter, Rashon McNeil picked off Jack Edwards to give the Mustangs the ball on their own 47-yard line, but Monroe was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. The Mustangs then forced a fumble on Erie's next drive, which was recovered by Victor King at E