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Bell steps in at QB, ignites offense

September 21, 2005 Tim Fox 0

In its best performance so far this season, the Lions’ football team picked up its first victory with a convincing 42-20 trouncing of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham at home on Friday night.

Junior quarterback Chris Bell got the first start of his career and took advantage of a weak Devil’s defense, throwing for 253 yards and three touchdowns. […]

Lions falter in first crack at NJAC action

September 14, 2005 Tim Fox 0

Behind a struggling and inconsistent offense, the Lions football team suffered its second loss of the season to the Red Dragons of SUNY-Cortland 30-14 at home on Saturday.

Failing to stop the run and convert when they needed to, the Lions were unable to sustain any sort of momentum to overcome the lead Cortland held the entire game. […]

Lions struggle against Mules in season opener

September 7, 2005 Tim Fox 0

The Lions were not kings of their own stadium during the football team’s season opener Friday night, as they were manhandled to a 30-13 loss by a veteran Muhlenberg College team.

With a sputtering offense, the Lions did nothing to dispel the legend of the Mules defense that led all of Division III in yards allowed last season. […]

Lions revamp defense after graduation

August 31, 2005 Tim Fox 0

Despite a highly successful 2004 campaign, the College’s football team will try to improve upon last season’s 8-2 mark with hopes of winning the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) after finishing as the runner-up in the past three seasons.

Having lost numerous key players to graduation, the Lions will have some significant shoes to fill, namely those of offensive lineman Erik Sendel and defensive linemen Bryan Mulholland and Michael Sykes, members of the Class of 2005 who were all named to the 2004 All-East Team. […]

Lions dominate in regular season finale

November 17, 2004 Matt Conklin 0

The College’s football team posted a 37-0 victory over Kean University in its regular season finale Saturday. Fittingly, the seniors playing in the last home game of their careers were the players who led the Lions to victory.

The Lions defense allowed just 31 total yards, forced an impressive six fumbles, recovered three of them and sacked the opposing quarterback eight times for their third shutout of the season. […]

Football suffers first shutout since 1996

November 10, 2004 Matt Conklin 0

The College’s football team was stunned 43-0 by the State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport Saturday afternoon. It was the first time the College has been shut out since 1996.

“They were a good team,” head coach Eric Hamilton said. “They have a lot of talent and numbers. […]

Lions break six-year losing streak vs. Montclair

November 4, 2004 Matt Conklin 0

The College’s football team kept their playoff chances alive for at least one more week with a 10-3 victory over New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) rival Montclair State University on Saturday night. It was the Lions’ first win over Montclair in their last six meetings. […]

Lions come back in second half against Colonials

October 20, 2004 Scott Miccio 0

The College’s football team did not disappoint a packed Lions’ Stadium on Saturday in its homecoming game against Western Connecticut State University. Trailing by 12 points at halftime, the Lions stormed back and won 34-26.

The Lions didn’t start off their Homecoming game the way they had hoped. […]

Schoonover’s two touchdowns lead Lions

October 13, 2004 Matt Conklin 0

The Lions football team improved to 4-1 on the year and 2-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) with a 22-14 victory over William Paterson University Friday night. The College has now won 11 consecutive games against the Pioneers.

The win did not come easily, as the College had to stave off a late comeback attempt from the Pioneers. […]

Football loses to rival despite strong first half

October 6, 2004 Kristina Cossaboon 0

Everyone was hoping for a repeat of last year’s football game between the College and Rowan University on Friday night.

The scene looked quite similar – with parking lots full of tailgaters, extremely long lines at the ticket booth and a packed stadium complete with screaming fans, confetti and five guys painted blue with the yellow letters L-I-O-N-S on their chests. […]

Football trounces SVU 61-0 to remain undefeated

September 29, 2004 Matt Conklin 0

The College’s football team improved to 3-0 on Saturday, routing Southern Virginia University 61-0 for its second straight shutout victory.

“We were happy that everyone got on the field and played hard to keep the shutout,” head coach Eric Hamilton said. […]

Blocked punt gives Lions 6-0 win over LaSalle

September 22, 2004 Matt Conklin 0

The College’s football team narrowly edged Division I-AA LaSalle 6-0 on Saturday afternoon to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Faced with a horrendously rain-soaked field, the Lions’ defense held the Explorers scoreless. Sophomore running back Cory Schoonover blocked a punt and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown and the only score of the game in the second quarter, coming away with the win. […]

Football comes back to win season opener

September 15, 2004 Matt Conklin 0

The Lions football team won its season opener against SUNY Cortland 17-14 in comeback fashion on Saturday, picking up its first New Jersey Athletic Conference victory of the year.

“It was very important for us to start the season off with a win because if we didn’t beat Cortland, who is an NJAC rival, the chances of the playoffs for us become very slim,” senior defensive back Steve Andrews said. […]

Lions win scrimmage over Patriots

October 28, 2003 Colleen Shea 0

The College’s Division III football team defeated George Mason University’s club team, 62-20. While the contest on Oct. 17 did not count for the College’s record, the Lions could not afford to discount the Patriots, who brought an undefeated record to the game. […]

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