College football wrap: Spring-Ford grad Trevor Sasek helps deliver comeback win for Delaware

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TOWSON, Md. – Trevor Sasek’s senior season is winding down at Delaware, but the Spring-Ford product is certainly finishing with a flourish.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound quarterback may have had his finest game as a Blue Hen Saturday, orchestrating a 32-31 comeback win over No. 7 Towson.

Sasek hit Rob Jones with a three-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds left, then hooked up again with Jones on the two-point conversion pass to give 21st-ranked Delaware the victory.

“It really hasn’t hit me yet,” said Sasek, who reached career-highs by completing 34 of 46 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns, on the Delaware athletic web site. “I was confident at the end because I looked at the guys around me and saw that they had no doubt. We had so much energy and I knew we were going to go down and try to win the game.”

Photo courtesy of Mark Campbell/Delaware Athletic Media Relations

In addition to Jones, Sasek also connected with Michael Johnson on an 11-yard touchdown to help the Blue Hens (7-2 overall, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) overcome a 31-10 deficit early in the fourth quarter.

Sasek, filling in for injured starter Trent Hurley, also delivered a 16-yard TD pass to Jerel Harrison in the first half. For the season, Sasek has played in six games and has hit 39 of 57 attempts for 418 yards and four touchdowns.

DIVISION I

EASTERN MICHIGAN

Junior RB Ryan Brumfield (Owen J. Roberts) posted a season-high 67 rushing yards on 17 attempts and caught a 3-yard touchdown pass in the Eagles’ 55-16 loss to Toledo. For the season, Brumfield has rushed for 327 yards and 3 TDs on 63 carries and has caught 4 passes for 65 yards and two scores. Eastern Michigan is 1-8 on the season.

RUTGERS

Sophomore Chris Muller (Boyertown) got the start at RG and helped the Scarlet Knights (5-3) post 440 yards of offense in a 23-20 comeback win over Temple.

WEST VIRGINIA

Redshirt sophomore DB Terrell Chestnut (Pottsgrove) collected three tackles as the Mountaineers (4-5) knocked off TCU 30-27 on Josh Lambert’s 34-yard field goal in overtime.

NORTHWESTERN

Redshirt freshman WR Andrew Scanlan (Spring-Ford) came up with a solo tackle on special teams but the Wildcats (4-5) suffered a heart-breaking 27-24 loss to Nebraska. The Huskers needed a 49-yard Hail Mary TD pass from Ron Kellogg III to Jordan Westerkamp on the final play of regulation to avert the upset.

DIVISION II

SHIPPENSBURG

Senior QB Zach Zulli (Perkiomen Valley) threw for a season-high 466 yards and 5 touchdowns to power the Red Raiders to a 34-18 triumph over previously unbeaten Bloomsburg in a nationally-televised game Thursday night.

Despite playing in the rain and wind, Zulli completed30 of 39 passes, with three of his scoring tosses going to junior WR Trevor Harman and the other 2 winding up in the hands of junior WR Sheldon Mayer (Norristown).

Zulli became the sixth player in PSAC history to reach 10,000 career passing yards (10,377) and the fifth player with 11,000 yards of total offense (11,063). His five TD passes – the fifth-best single game total in school history – puts the 2012 Harlon Hill Trophy winner (Division II’s Heisman equivalent) in sole possession of sixth place in Division II history with 117 for his career.

Junior LB Chase Fleming (Upper Perkiomen) also saw action for Shippensburg, which improved to 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the PSAC East. For Bloomsburg (8-1, 5-1), sophomore DE Ezra Ranco (Perkiomen Valley) contributed 3 tackles.

KUTZTOWN

Junior Mike Nowak (Owen J. Roberts) got the start at LG for an offensive unit that posted 338 total yards in a 45-9 romp over Millersville. Also for Kutztown (2-7), senior DB Matt Galloway (St. Pius X) had one tackle and a pass break-up. Starting junior RT Kevin Bohl (Phoenixville) helped Millersville (1-8) rack up 266 rushing yards in the loss while senior safety Dan Miller (Owen J. Roberts) saw playing time for the Marauders.

EAST STROUDSBURG

Sophomore DB Jon Neiman (Boyertown) saw playing time in the Warriors’ 52-28 rout of Lock Haven. East Stroudsburg is now 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the PSAC.

SLIPPERY ROCK

Redshirt sophomore LB Sam Funk (Owen J. Roberts) saw action in the Rock’s 35-17 PSAC triumph over California (PA), which got playing time from freshman TE Zameer McDowell (Spring-Ford). Slippery Rock is now 8-1 while the Vulcans slipped to 6-3.

WEST CHESTER

Senior DE Kayo Bakare (Perkiomen Valley) picked up one tackle to help the unbeaten and 10th-ranked Golden Rams (9-0) trounce Cheyney 66-14.

DIVISION III

URSINUS

Junior free safety Matt Glowacki (Spring-Ford) delivered 15 tackles (10 solo) and sophomore DE Steve Ambs (Pottsgrove) chipped in with 6 tackles (0.5 TFL), recovered a fumble and had a pass break-up in the Golden Bears’ 24-18 loss to unbeaten Johns Hopkins Saturday. Starting senior LG Wilmer Barndt (Boyertown) helped Ursinus (5-2) record 323 yards of total offense, but the Bears were unable to hold an 18-10 lead as the Blue Jays (8-0) scored 14 unanswered points in the final quarter.

LEBANON VALLEY

Starting senior center Aaron Cummins (Spring-Ford) was instrumental in the Dutchmen’s 34-31 comeback overtime win over Delaware Valley College (5-3, 4-3 MAC). Behind Cummins and his O-line teammates, Lebanon Valley overcame a 17-point, second-half deficit and an Aggies’ TD on the final play of regulation to win 34-31 in the extra session on Sean Fakete’s 26-yard field goal. With Cummins helping lead the way, LVC collected 375 yards of offense. Del Val (5-3, 4-3 overall) rang up 505 total yards with the assistance of starting senior LT William Carter (Pottstown). Sophomore DE Rashaad Lighty (Pottstown) assisted on one tackle for the Aggies.

MORAVIAN

The Greyhounds (2-6, 2-5 MAC) got playing time from junior OL Jacob McKee (Boyertown) and junior DB David Siepietowski (Boyertown) in a 41-21 win over Gettysburg that was keyed by 424 rushing yards. For the Bullets (3-5, 2-5) sophomore WB Travis Andrews (Phoenixville) and senior TE Patrick McMichael (Methacton) saw playing time.

WIDENER

Sophomore placekicker Ryan O’Hara (Spring-Ford) booted field goals of 27 and 37 yards and added a conversion kick but it wasn’t enough as the Pride (5-3) failed to hold a late lead in a 33-19 setback to Albright.

FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL

Starting sophomore LT Ryan Ignatovig (Pope John Paul II) helped the Diplomats post 443 yards of offense in a 41-36 conquest of Susquehanna. Senior LB Tyler Pollick (St. Pius X), who averages 2.8 TPG and has also recorded a sack and a fumble recovery this season, finished with two tackles to help F&M improve to 5-3.

WILKES

Sophomore DB Darrius Bookard (Pottstown) collected one tackle while sophomore DE Jason Ugwu (Perkiomen Valley) saw playing time in the Colonials’ 38-16 triumph over FDU.

KING’S COLLEGE

Starting freshman TE Jay Thomas (Owen J. Roberts) hauled in a 3-yard TD pass – his third of the season – as the Monarchs (5-3) knocked off Lycoming 28-24.