Pick-six by CNU football’s Justus Drakeford proves wilful in win over Kean

September 4, 2016 - Finding Carter

NEWPORT NEWS — Justus Drakeford’s interception and 95-yard touchdown lapse during a finish of a initial half valid to be a pivotal play as Christopher Newport won a home opener Sunday, 26-7 over Kean University of Union, N.J.

But according to CNU manager Matt Kelchner, a intensity 14-point pitch opposite his group was set adult dual plays earlier.

“(Kearney) got stripped, and their defender was using downfield,” Kelchner said. “He could have scored solely for (Taylor Loudan), a far-reaching receiver, who ran that child down from behind to save a touchdown.”

Kelchner, coaching in his final home opener before he transitions to administration, pronounced he was gratified with his team’s effort.

In fact, a Captains won a conflict of possession time 39:49 to 20:11.

CNU’s defense, that gave adult 26.5 points per diversion in 2015, stiffened adult for a whole game, holding a Cougars to 177 yards.

The Captains built their movement from Kean’s initial drive, holding a Cougars to 3 plays before they had to punt. Although they were returning comparison quarterback Charles App (13-21, 110 yards, TD, INT) and using behind Damian Corredor (1,239 yards in 2015), Kean had difficultly substantiating a belligerent game, concealment usually 6 yards on a initial 7 carries.

The Cougars managed 20 yards of sum offense in a opening quarter, while CNU tallied 160, with Kearney completing 9 of 13 passes for 129 yards. Loudan hold 6 of Kearney’s passes for 68 yards.


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With Kearney during quarterback, CNU began a process initial drive, blending a run and pass for 22 yards on a opening 4 plays. With first-and-10 during a Kean 39, Kearney found H-Back Danny Mattson over a center during a 18-yard line. Mattson stumbled, though recovered, and flog a Kean invulnerability to a finish zone. Grant Kelchner’s additional indicate was good, and a Captains grabbed an early 7-0 lead.

“Our idea was to send a message, and we wanted to come out and concentration and be laser sharp,” pronounced Kearney, who was 14-for-28 for 171 yards and a touchdown. “We did what we indispensable to do.”

Loudan echoed his quarterback’s remarks: “Everybody trusts any other, and it was a good group win.”

The Cougars started to find their descent orientation early in a second quarter, ascent an eight-play, 80-yard expostulate that was capped with App anticipating D’Wan McCrary on a 10-yard point pattern, that propelled him into a finish zone, as a Cougars curled a measure during seven.

CNU reached into a bag of tricks, with a retreat to Loudan who threw 35 yards downfield to Khiry Weaver. The pass seemed to be damaged adult by a Kean defender, though a dwindle was thrown and Kean was called for defensive pass interference, giving a Captains first-and-10 during their 47. However, a expostulate fizzled, and Joe Carter’s punt pinned a Cougars inside their 10.

Two plays later, a Captains warranted a mangle from their defense, as Brian Matthews’ seven-yard run was stopped abruptly by CNU’s Drew Davidson, who forced a fumble, that was recovered by Ben James during a Kean 17.

The turnover set adult a 20-yard margin idea by Grant Kelchner, that gave a Captains a 10-7 edge, that could have hold adult until halftime. But a Kean invulnerability forced a turnover in a final notation of a initial half, as Kearney fumbled a round while environment to pass. Darin Hungerford picked adult a lax round and rambled down to a 15 before being tackled by Loudan.

But as a final seconds ticked down in a initial half, App’s pass to a right prosaic was picked off by Drakeford, who found a far-reaching open margin in front of him, sprinting 95 yards for a Captains touchdown. The interception lapse was a longest in module story and gave CNU a gentle 17-7 pillow streamer into a locker room for halftime.

“Coach always says to design a inside pass in that conditions and to strengthen a tough pass. That’s what we did,” Drakeford pronounced of his pick-six.

Early in a second half, a invulnerability struck again. After Joe Carter’s punt from midfield landed on a Kean 2 and stopped, a Cougars were forced to try and pierce from low in their territory. But, on a initial play, defensive tackle Chris Coggins detonate by a Kean descent line and tackled App in a finish section for a safety, giving CNU a 19-7 lead.

With 7:36 remaining in a game, a invulnerability pressed a fourth-and-1 try from Kean during a possess 29, effectively giving them a round in glorious margin position. An indirect unsportsmanlike chastisement opposite Kean changed a round to a 11, and a Captains pushed a round to a 1, environment adult a fourth-and 1. From there, Kearney called his possess number, pulling a round opposite a craft of a idea for a game-clinching score. Kelchner’s flog extended a lead to 26-7 with 4:59 left.

Next week, a Captains transport to Hampden-Sydney, a group that degraded a Captains 24-9 final year during Pomoco.

KEAN — 0, 7, 0, 0 — 7

CNU — 7, 10, 2, 7 — 26

1st Quarter

CNU — Mattson 39 pass from Kearney (Kelchner kick) 2:05

2nd Quarter

Kean — McCrary 10 pass from Rodriguez (Catania kick) 2:33

CNU — Kelchner 20 FG 1:52

CNU — Drakeford 95 int. lapse (Kelchner kick) :00

3rd Quarter

CNU — TEAM reserve — Coggins tackled Kean QB in finish section 11:15

4th Quarter

CNU — Kearney 1 run (Kelchner kick)

Kean CNU

First downs; 7, 26

Rushes-yards; 28-53, 45-115

Passing yards; 124, 171

Comp-att.-int; 14-24-1, 14-28-0

Penalties-yards; 11-105, 8-94

Punts-avg.; 9-41.2, 8-37.4

Fumbles-lost; 1-1, 2-1

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