The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


October 5, 2013

College football: Huskies defense steals show in win over Gannon


Bloomsburg's defense would play a key role in the team's next score.

Derek Burkhard breaks off a 42-yard catch and run for the game's first touchdown.With Gannon driving into Husky territory, Jonathan Patrick intercepted Liam Nadler's pass and brought the pick back 34 yards to set up BU with great field position. Three players later — an 8-yard reverse to Lawrence Elliott Jr. and two runs by Quiteh — the Huskies were back in the end zone following a 21-yard burst by the PSAC's all-time leading rusher.

Another key moment from the Huskies secondary set up another touchdown. D.J. Robinson picked off Nadler at the Bloomsburg 45-yard line, giving the ball back to the Huskies with two and a half minutes left in the half. Bloomsburg drove 55 yards in six plays, capped by a 12-yard scoring run by Quiteh to take a commanding 21-0 lead into intermission.

Gannon looked to change the momentum out of the locker room, forcing the Huskies into a three and out before finally tallying its first points of the game on a seven-play, 54-yard drive. Jones found a bit of running room, breaking off 16 yards for the touchdown and a 21-7 score.

Another big play from Quiteh set up some insurance points for the Huskies. Quiteh broke off a 61-yard run, his fourth rush of over 60 yards this year, to put the Huskies in position for a 40-yard field goal from Danny Fisher to stretch the edge back to three touchdowns.

Gannon appeared to have an answer, driving 35 yards in nine plays down to the Bloomsburg 1-yard line. Yet another defensive stand turned the Golden Knights away, though — Gannon attempted to pitch in space to Jones, but the running back was brought down three yards behind the line by linebacker Dylan Spangler to force the turnover on downs.

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