SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University football team picked up a 24-19 victory in their 2019 home opener over the UW-Oshkosh on Saturday.
Final Score: Salisbury 24, UW-Oshkosh 19
Records: Salisbury (2-0) | UW-Oshkosh (1-1)
Location: Salisbury, Md. – Sea Gull Stadium
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Facing a 1st-and-Goal on the 3-yard line after a long pass play by Kobe Berghammer to Riley Kallas, Salisbury was able to hold UW-Oshkosh out of the endzone after four straight Peter MacCudden runs were stonewalled by the Sea Gull front seven.
- After another goal-line stand, Salisbury kept the game scoreless after Jamarkus Brumskin blocked a 25-yard field goal attempt by Peyton Peterson and was recovered by Derrick Wright.
- A 37-yard punt return by Chris Clark set up Salisbury at midfield. Salisbury's nine-play, 46-yard drive ended with a botched 20-yard field goal attempt that went straight to Bert Schrecongost and the Oshkosh defense stopped Schrecongost short of the goal line.
- The Salisbury defense recorded a three-and-out on the ensuing Oshkosh drive to take over at the Oshkosh 43-yard line. An 11-yard run by Jack Lanham and a 19-yard Chad Gleason run set up Salisbury in the red zone.
- Two plays later, Michael Fowler scored from five yards out on a toss play to register the first points of the game. Schrecongost's extra-point put Salisbury up 7-0 with 3:17 left in the first half.
- On the next Salisbury drive, Salisbury went up 14-0 a minute before the halftime break when Jack Lanham found a wide-open Damien King in front of the endzone for a 15-yard touchdown pass.
- Schrecongost capped off a long 11 play, 67-yard drive with a 27-yard field goal to give Salisbury the 17-0 lead with 2:23 left in the third quarter.
- Two plays after a Gleason 37-yard run to set up Salisbury with goal-to-go, Hopeton Mair scored from two yards out to give Salisbury a 24-0 lead in the early moments of the fourth quarter.
- On the opening play of Oshkosh's first possession of the fourth quarter, Riley Kallas scored on a 66-yard reverse for Oshkosh's first points of the game.
- On Oshkosh's next drive, Kobe Berghammer rolled out of the pocket to find Justin Kasuboski on the sideline. Kasuboski broke a tackle and scored a 49-yard touchdown to cut Salisbury lead to 24-13 with 9:09 left in regulation.
- Oshkosh was driving down the field again looking to score with the ball on the Salisbury eight-yard line. Berghammer's pass was intercepted by Sean Carroll in the end zone with just over four minutes left in the game.
- Oshkosh got another late score with a Ryan Hayes 36-yard touchdown catch from Berghammer with 1:15 left in the game but Salisbury recovered Oshkosh's onside kick attempt to seal the victory.
- UW-Oshkosh outgained Salisbury, 421-265.
- Salisbury held the time of possession edge over UW-Oshkosh, 34:45-25:15.
- Chad Gleason ran for a game-high 113 yards on seven carries.
- Jack Lanham went 7-for-9 for 51 yards and a touchdown.
- Michael Fowler and Hopeton Mair each notched a rushing touchdown.
- Damien King's lone reception was a 15-yard touchdown catch.
- Octavion Wilson caught three passes for 13 yards.
- Sean Carroll, Patrick Bernardo and Austin Farinholt each tallied a game-high nine tackles.
- Bernardo knocked down three passes while Carroll had two pass breakups and an interception.
- Chris Clark notched 86 punt return yards.
- Bert Schrecongost hit a 27-yard field goal and was 3-for-3 in PAT's.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Salisbury improves to 15-6 in home openers under Sherman Wood.
- It was the first matchup between the two teams.
- Salisbury's game against Central International College originally scheduled for Sat., Sept. 21 has been canceled.