Offensive explosion propels Gulls to quarterfinals
SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University is quarterfinal-bound in the NCAA Division-III football tournament, following a 62-41 win against Union College Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium.
Both offenses came out red-hot, with six combined touchdowns scored in the first quarter.
Following defensive changes, the Gulls took control of the contest in the second quarter.
Senior running back Mike-Ryan Mofor scored one of his three touchdowns on the ground to start the second quarter.
Chad Gleason’s 50-yard punt return set up a 20-yard touchdown run for Michael Fowler, one of three on the afternoon.
Shamar Gray capped off a 21-0 run for Salisbury with an 8-yard run with 1:25 left in the half.
Salisbury outscored Union 21-13 in the second half to close out their second round game.
Union out-gained Salisbury, 531-520, but the Gulls dominated on the ground, 305-75.
Fireworks erupted between the two opponents following the final play of the game.
According to head coach Sherman Wood, Union’s Emilio Camou punched the Gulls center. The Dutchmen allegedly then refused to shake the hands of their opponents.
“I thought they were more professional than that. And then they didn’t shake our hands after the game. I’ve never seen this before.”
Wood went on to say Salisbury’s NCAA representative would file a report regarding the incident.
Salisbury advances to the quarterfinals where they will host Muhlenberg.