UA-76843172-1

Marauders, 0-5, mauled by Golden Bears

Mike Eshleman
Staff Writer

It was a blowout from the start.

The Millersville Marauders men’s football team fell to Kutztown by a score of 54-7 without putting up much of a competition. Three Kutztown running backs piled up over 100 yards and the team had a grand total of 383 rushing yards in their game against Millersville on Saturday, Oct. 4. Kutztown had 479 total yards to Millersville’s lowly 140 in their win on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Kutztown had just 96 yards in the air Saturday afternoon.
Kutztown had just 96 yards in the air Saturday afternoon.

Kutztown started off strong by marching down the field on a six-play, 75-yard drive that was capped off by a 34-yard touchdown run by Darrell Scott to give Kutztown the early advantage, 7-0. Throughout the entirety of the game, Kutztown was able to sustain long drives and almost all of them ended in either a touchdown or a field goal. Kutztown’s Darrell Scott had a big day, totaling 102 yards on 17 carries for two touchdowns on top of a receiving touchdown. The running game for Kutztown continued to dominate all day as running back Terry Williams piled on 126 yard on 12 carries for two scores and James Wah Jr. had 17 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown. Millersville could not stop the rushing attack and it got out of hand fairly quickly.

The Marauders were handled with relative ease and the box score showed it. Kutztown racked up 23 first downs to Millersville’s 7 and ten of Millersville’s drives down the field ended in punts. Kutztown held the ball for 33 minutes to Millersville’s 27 minutes.

Millersville had a very low third-down conversion rate, converting 3 of 15 while Kutztown converted 9 times out of 16. Millersville just could not get any momentum going throughout the whole game and in the end it showed.

Safety P.J. Santos squares up to make one of his seven tackles against Kutztown.
Safety P.J. Santos squares up to make one of his seven tackles against Kutztown.

Millersville was able to get a touchdown on the board, however. Their lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter with the game already decided on a five-yard rush from senior running back David Coates to make the score 47-7, but Kutztown was able to add on another score in the fourth quarter when Terry Williams took a carry 65 yards to the house to push the lead to 54-7.

Marauder quarterback Matt Misley was held without a touchdown pass for the first time all season and threw two interceptions. Millersville had only 42 passing yards on Saturday, their lowest total since Oct. 27, 2007.

The Millersville Marauders will have yet another tough matchup coming up on Saturday, traveling to face off against Bloomsburg’s nationally ranked football squad on Oct. 11. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 2 p.m.