Price's Score With No Time Left Sends Football Past Albright 50-45
MADISON, N.J. (October 5, 2019) – Senior Damarquis Price hauled in a 31-yard touchdown pass as time expired to propel the FDU football team to a 50-45 victory over Albright College Saturday. FDU improves to 2-3 overall, 1-2 in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Albright drops to 0-4, 0-2 in the conference. The Devils opened the game with the ball and promptly used a 9-play, 73-yard drive to take an early lead. Junior Alnazir Blackman had a big 20 yard run two plays into the game, and junior Anthony Caserta connected with sophomore Connor Perez for a three-yard touchdown. The defense forced Albright into a turnover on downs on their first possession, as rookie Jafar Sannie batted down a pass on fourth and six. FDU took over deep in their own territory, but Caserta was picked off on the first play of the series. The visiting Lions capitalized, scoring three plays later. The Lions intercepted Caserta for the second time, and took the lead after a 10-play, 87-yard drive that spanned 4:38. Caserta hit Price for 41 yards and found freshman Jevaughn Thomas II for a 17-yard connection down to the four-yard line. Two plays later, Blackman plunged in from three yards out to put FDU back on top. The visitors once again turned the ball over on downs entering the second quarter, and FDU needed just five plays to extend the lead to eight. Blackman found a hole and scampered 45 yards into the endzone, giving the Devils a 20-12 advantage. Albright tallied the next two scores and entered halftime with a 24-20 edge. The lead grew to double-digits early in the third quarter, as the visitors opened the second half with a scoring drive. Blackman brought the Devils back to within a score, capping off a 5-play, 65-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run. The big play was Caserta linking up with junior Rory Sullivan for 58 yards to set up a first and goal. After the Lions answered back with a touchdown, the Devils responded with a score of their own. Caserta dumped a screen pass to Blackman, who eluded defenders and raced into the endzone. The defense of the Devils once again forced a turnover on downs, and senior Nick Maciejewski booted a 25-yard field goal to level the contest at 37 with 8:47 left. Blackman picked up 55 yards on the ground over the first two plays of the ensuing FDU drive, and the team used a little trickery to pull back in front. Rookie Mark Kepler lined up in the shotgun and rolled out, connecting with Price on a nine-yard touchdown pass to put the hosts in front 44-37. The Lions responded with a 13-play, 65-yard drive that culminated with a touchdown, putting the visitors down by just a point. Instead of kick the extra point, the Lions went for two and converted grabbing a 45-44 lead with 19 seconds left. After a squib kick, FDU took over at the Albright 49 yard line. Caserta hit Sullivan for two straight completions, setting up second and two from the 31 with three seconds left on the clock. Caserta bought himself some time in the pocket and found Price, who was blanketed by two defenders. Price's momentum carried him over the goal line, and the clock struck zero to give FDU a wild 50-44 victory. UP NEXT The Devils are back in action next Saturday, hitting the road to take on Lebanon Valley College at noon.