Irabor and Dutchmen rush past Rochester


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- First-year running back Ike Iraborhad 175 yards and two touchdowns as the Union College football team defeated Rochester, 35-14, on Saturday afternoon at Frank Bailey Field at Bertagna-Class of 1985 Stadium. The Dutchmen rushed for 299 yards in the win, 196 of which were recorded in the first half. With the win Union improves to 6-2 (2-2 Liberty League), while Rochester falls to 1-8 (0-5 Liberty League).

Summary

  • Union College scored on five of its first six possessions, including the first three of the game.

  • Ike Irabor rushed for 175 yards and two TDs on 18 carries.

  • Andre Ross Jr. scored his 12th touchdown of the season.

  • Griffin Beal led the receiving corps with 40 yards on five catches.

  • Union's defense kept Rochester to just 39 rushing yards.

  • The Dutchmen had four sacks and eight tackles for a loss.

  • Rochester's Matt Gallagher completed 11 passes for 136 yards.

How It Happened On the opening drive, Union received the ball at its own 28-yard line. The Dutchmen proceeded to march down the field in seven plays, and Will Bellamy completed a two-yard pass to Andre Ross Jr. for the game's first score. Union forced Rochester to punt after a three-and-out on the Yellowjackets' first possession. The Dutchmen once again marched down the field, this time using 13 plays to advance 68 yards which was capped off by a nine-yard touchdown run by Travis Demby. In the second quarter, Union completed its longest drive of the game to go up 21-0. Irabor capped off the 77-yard drive with a nine-yard rushing TD with five minutes remaining in the half. Irabor started off the second half with a bang, completing a game-best 45-yard run for his second touchdown of the day on Union's first possession of the third quarter. On the Dutchmen's next possession, Bellamy capped off a 27-yard drive w