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Football Drops NEC Contest At Saint Francis U

Luquay Washington had his second career interception Saturday at SFU, returning the pick 47 yards for a touchdown. (Photo: Steve McLaughlin)
Luquay Washington had his second career interception Saturday at SFU, returning the pick 47 yards for a touchdown. (Photo: Steve McLaughlin)

The Central Connecticut football team returned to Northeast Conference play, falling 39-13 at Saint Francis U on Saturday afternoon. The game was the third consecutive road game for the Blue Devils.

Luquay Washington scored the Blue Devils first points, intercepting a pass across the middle fo the field and taking it back 47-yards for the touchdown. 

The Blue Devils return to Arute Field for Homecoming on October 8 when they host Brown. Game time is set for 1:00 pm and tickets are available online.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: SFU 39, CCSU 13

Records: CCSU (0-5; 0-2 NEC); SFU (3-2; 2-0 NEC)
Location: DeGol Field | Loretto, PA

KEY MOMENTS 

  • Alex Schmoke opened the scoring for SFU with a 24-yard field goal on the Red Flash's first possession of the game
  • A snap out of the end zone gave the Red Flash a safety with 4:42 to play in the first quarter for a 5-0 lead
  • Cole Doyle found Makai Jackson early in the second quarter for a 29-yard touchdown to give the Red Flash a 12-0 advantage
  • Lovell Armstead went wide to the right side for a one-yard score with 5:15 to play in the first-half gave the Red Flash a 19-0 advantage
  • Luquay Washington returned an interception 47-yards for a touchdown to get CCSU on the board with 1:08 to play in the first-half
  • Hunter Brown scored from two-yards out capping a five-play 1:59 drive to put SFU in front 26-6 with 8:22 to play in the third quarter
  • Shon Mitchell scored from six-yards out, to complete an 11-play 75-yard scoring drive for CCSU with 3:20 to play in the third quarter
  • Cole Doyle connected with Elijah Surratt from six-yards out to give the Red Flash a 32-13 advantage with 11:49 to play after a missed PAT

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Erik Surratt had a 43-yard reception in the second quarter, his second consecutive week with a reception of 40 or more yards
  • Washington's interception is the second of his career
  • Chizi Umunakwe had 14 total tackles in the game, his third double-digit tackle effort of the season, and added a sack, 2.0 TFL and a QBH
  • Kyren Petteway made a career-high seven catches, for 89 yards, with 60 yards after catch
  • Mitchell's rushing TD is his first as a Blue Devil and second as a collegian
  • Mitchell's 38 passing attemts is his most as a BLue Devil, equaling his attempt total from 10/23/21 versus LIU
  • Erik Surratt caught two more passes on the day, averaging 31.5 yards per reception

NUMBER TO KNOW

7 – Petteway had one more catch than his previous career-high, six, that came at UConn in the season opener this fall

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