Urbana, Ohio – The Glenville State College Pioneer football team fell on the road to the Urbana Blue Knights, 9-12.
The Pioneers would get on the scoreboard first as Demetrius Quarles would recovered a muffed punt in the endzone by Urbana’s Marc Johnson, as GSC took a, 6-0 lead, however the PAT would be no good.
Urbana would later tie it up a, 6-6 later in the first quarter as Urbana’s David Hill found the endzone on a two yard run. Urbana would try for a two-point conversion but would fail.
Then in the second quarter Urbana would take the lead, 12-6 over the Pioneers, when the Blue Knights quarterback D.J. Mendenhall hit Alvin Busbee on an eight yard touchdown pass. Again the two-point conversion would fail.
Urbana would take that 12-6 lead into halftime.
The Pioneers would cut the lead to three points in the third quarter when Ryan Cullen would nail a 30 yard field goal, making it 12-9.
But that’s as close as the Pioneers would get as Urbana would do just enough to hold on to a 12-9 victory.
Both teams struggled on the offensive side of the ball; GSC ran 72 plays for a total of 233 yards while Urbana ran 68 plays for a total of 222 yards.
GSC won the rushing battle as they rushed for 78 yards as a team, while the Blue Knights netted 46 yards as a team on the ground.
Urbana threw for 176 yards through the air while the Pioneers had 155 yards through the air.
Both teams also committed four turnovers in the game.
GSC also committed seven penalties for 75 yards while Urbana committed 10 penalties for 103 yards.
GSC sophomore running back Rahmann Lee led the ground attack for the G men as he rushed for 70 yards on 24 carries.
Freshman quarterback Sean Steele went 19 for 36 for 155 yards. He also had three interceptions on the afternoon.
Steele’s favorite target on the day was Seth Jordan as he caught six balls for 29 yards. Senior receiver Michael Evans caught two passes for 46 yards.
Devin Cain led the Pioneers defense with 7.5 total tackles while Terry Reese had 6 in the game. James Johnson had 2 sacks in the game while Darren Elliott had 2 interceptions on the day.
The Pioneers fall to 1-3 on the season and 1-2 in the Mountain East Conference. They return to action next Saturday, October 5th when they return home to I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium as they take on West Virginia Wesleyan. It is also GSC Homecoming.
Kickoff is set for 1:30pm.