HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: Football vs. Kean
The Salisbury University football team opened New Jersey Athletic Conference play on Saturday hosting the Cougars of Kean University of Sea Gull Stadium. The Sea Gulls blanked the Cougars 28-0 in what was Salisbury’s first shutout against Kean since 2004. Kadarrius Campbell led the offensive attack totaling two touchdowns on three carries, both coming from within the five yard line. It is Campbell’s first multi-touchdown game since last season against William Paterson in what was a 63-7 victory for the maroon and gold. Jack Navitsky entered the game in the second half and led the Gulls on two touchdown drives of 81 and 64 yards. Navitsky four Cameron Carlyle for his first collegiate touchdown pass on his first collegiate completion. Navitsky finished the game 1-for-2 18 yards while rushing the ball 19 times for 55 yards with a long of 29. The defense turned in another solid performance holding the Kean rushing attack to just six yards on the ground and 135 yards through the air while holding the Cougars to a 2-of-11 mark on third down. Sean Carroll led the defensive effort with a team-high five and a half tackles, five of which were solo, and a fumble recovery. Matt McFarland helped turn the tide of the game forcing a fumble ad scooping up the loose ball and running it back 35 yards for a touchdown and 21-0 lead. He also added in four tackles to aid in the defensive effort. Tommy Meyer also forced a fumble while chipping in a tackle, a team-high one sack and a tackle for a loss. Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, September 22 when it hosts The College of New Jersey under the lights of Sea Gull Stadium at 6 p.m.