Martin leads Robert Morris past Long Island U 28-17
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — George Martin threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and Robert Morris rallied to beat Long Island University 28-17 on Saturday.
Robert Morris (5-4, 4-0 Northeast Conference) took the opening kickoff and marched 65 yards in eight plays with Alijah Jackson capping the drive with a 12-yard touchdown run. Long Island (0-8, 0-7) answered with Briant DeFelice's 34-yard field goal, but Martin directed a 10-play, 73-yard drive and finished it off with a 31-yard TD strike to Matthew Gonzalez to put the Colonials up 14-3 after one quarter.
The second quarter was all Sharks. Jacob Cheshire ran it in from 1 yard out midway through the period and Malcolm Denbow later added an 8-yard TD run to put Long Island up 17-14 at halftime.
Robert Morris reclaimed the lead for good when Martin scored on a 12-yard run with 6:32 left in the third quarter. The score was set up by a 58-yard run from Jackson.
Martin added a 24-yard scoring strike to Garrett Houser in the fourth quarter.
The Sharks punted three times and had three drives end with interceptions in the second half.
Jackson finished with 128 yards on 15 carries. Martin completed 12 of 19 passes for 150 yards with one interception.
Long Island managed just 169 yards of offense. Jacob Cheshire was 10-of-19 passing for 81 yards and the three picks.