SHERMAN WOOD EARNS 100TH CAREER WIN; SEA GULLS TAKE DOWN HUNTINGDON, 45-21

SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 16 — Salisbury
University issued the following news
release:

Salisbury
University
football Head Coach Sherman Wood
collected his 100th career collegiate coaching win on Saturday
afternoon as the Salisbury
football team took down Huntingdon
College, 45-21, on Homecoming in
front of 2,265 at Sea Gull Stadium.

The Sea Gulls (5-1), coming off their first bye week of the
season, were in sync from the start, scoring on two of their first
three offensive possessions. Both of the scoring drives went for at
least 67 yards and Salisbury led 14-0 after the first quarter.

Sophomore quarterback Dan Griffin began a big day during the
opening drive of the game. Griffin had five carries on the opening
drive and capped it with a 9-yard touchdown run. The Jarrettsville,
Md., native carried the ball 30 times for the Sea Gulls, the first
time a Salisbury player has done so since Ronnie Curley had 30
carries against Delaware Valley on Nov. 18, 2006. The high number
of carries led to 238 rushing yards for the sophomore.

Griffin engineered Salisbury’s second scoring drive of the day
that went 74 yards over nine plays, taking up four minutes, 36
seconds. Junior superback Randal Smedley scored from 1 yard out to
make it 14-0.

Huntingdon (3-4) was able to score two quick touchdowns early in
the second quarter to tie the game, getting a break from the
elements as strong winds turned a routine kickoff into a loose ball
situation, which the Hawks recovered.

But the Sea Gulls had seen enough and would put the game away
scoring 25 straight points to push the lead to 39-14 early into the
fourth quarter. Sophomore Brandon Norwood scored from 13 yards out
midway through the second quarter, for the tally that put the Gulls
up for good. After that, the scoring fell to Griffin and the
defense.

Griffin scored on runs of 2, 79 and 22 yards for Salisbury’s
second four-touchdown performance of the year. Smedley had
accomplished the feat at Apprentice two weeks earlier.

The Salisbury defense forced the Hawks’ offense to earn
everything it got Saturday. Two of Huntingdon’s three scoring
drives were forced to go more than 10 plays. The Sea Gull defense
also added to the scoring, posting a safety after a fumbled punt
snap.

Sophomore Chris Everett led the way for the Salisbury defense
with 11 tackles, two for a loss, and a sack. Seniors Justin Chura
and Dion Bowen each finished with nine tackles. Sophomore T.J.
McPhaul had a key interception in the end zone, halting a potential
Huntingdon scoring drive. It was his first pick of the year.

The Sea Gulls will be back in action next Saturday, when they
travel to Union (N.Y.)
College for a noon kick off. For any
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