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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