Football Cruises Past RMU 41-7, Ends Season On Two-Game Win Streak led By Fulse’s 303 Yards Rushing


Moon Township. PA – Senior preseason All-American running back Ryan Fulse saved his best for last as the nation's No. 2 rusher raced for a career-high 303 yards rushing on 34 carries with three touchdowns, and the Wagner defense held Robert Morris to nine yards rushing, as the Seahawks recorded a resounding and complete 41-7 win over the Colonials in the 2018 season finale on Saturday. In gaining their second straight victory, coming on the heels of last week's 52-36 win at Bryant, Wagner closes the 2018 season with a 4-7 overall record and a 3-3 record in the Northeast Conference (NEC). In defeat, the Colonials end their campaign at 2-9, 0-6 in league play. Fulse's 303 yards on the ground are the most in the Wagner Division I era and just 60 yards shy of the all-time single-game rushing record held by Terry Underwood who gained 369 vs. Hofstra on October 15, 1988. In capping his magical two-year, 22-game Seahawk career, Fulse finished sixth on the Wagner all-time career rushing list with 3,090 yards. His 303-yard effort today also gives him 1,784 rushing yards for the season, good for second place on the all-time Seahawk single-season rushing list, behind Terry Underwood, who gained 1,809 yards in 1988.The 1,784-yard season by Fulse, a member of the STATS FCS Walter Payton Offensive Player of the Year Watch List, is the highest in the Wagner Division I era as the Seahawks competed at the Division III level until the formation of the NEC in 1996. The 1,784 yards rushing by Fulse are No. 4 on the NEC all-time single-season rushing list, as he surpasses former Seahawk Jason Butler, who gained 1,713 yards in 2007.

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Ryan Fulse saved his best for last. The nation's #2 rusher cements his legacy with 34-carry, caps magical 2-year career with 303-yard rushing game in 41-7 win at Robert Morris #greatness

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Not to be lost in Fulse's heroics was a 277-yard, one-touchdown passing day by quarterback T.J. Lintawhich came on and efficient 15-of-21 afternoon. That one touchdown was a 48-yard strike to senior tight end Chris Woodard. Defensively, junior outside linebacker Cam Gill, a member of the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Defensive Player of the Year Watch List, paced the Seahawks with 11 tackles (nine solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, which included 2.5 sacks. Redshirt-junior linebackers Santoni Graham and Tevaughn Grant recorded eight and seven tackles, respectively. Grant added a second-quarter forced fumble of RMU QB Jimmy Walker that was returned 46 yards for a touchdown by sophomore linebacker Jordan Haven. In the kicking department, sophomore Eric Silvester was a perfect 2-of-2 on field goals, with his boots coming from 33 and 31 yards, respectively. The left-footed Silvester also averaged 38.0 yards while being asked to boot just three punts on the afternoon. NOTES How dominant was Wagner on this day? Here are a few of the major statistical categories: Total Offensive Yards: 598-137 / Rushing Yards, 321-9 / Passing Yards, 277-128 Most Yards in the Houghtaling Era The 598 yards of total offense by the Seahawks vs. Robert Morris are the most in the four-year Jason Houghtaling era and comes one week after Wagner scored its most single-game points under "Hoss," in the 52-36 win at Bryant on Nov. 10. More Fulse Fulse rushed for 100 yards or more eight times in 11 games this season, and 12 times in his last 15 games. In his 22-game Seahawk career, Fulse topped the century mark 15 times, had three 200-yard-plus efforts and one 300-yard performance.

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