(2-1, 2-0 Pioneer)
7:00 PM ET, September 20, 2003
Tenney Stadium, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) -- James Luft threw for 268 yards to lead Marist to a 28-14 win over Siena Saturday.
Luft hit six receivers in the effort and ran for a touchdown as Marist gained 352 total yards to Siena's 183 yards. Brad Rowe (76 yards, 11 carries) scored the first touchdown on a 46-yard breakaway in the first quarter.
The game was tied at 14 at halftime, but Luft ran 3 yards for a score early in the third quarter at the end of a 43-yard drive. Marist (2-1) sealed the win with a five-minute, 97-yard drive capped by Alfredo Riullano's 2-yard run that left just 13 seconds left on the clock.
In the first half, Siena came back against Marist. Siena's Brandon Matano returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown to tie the score. Minutes later running back Sal Jeraci broke away for 44 yards on the first play of the series for a touchdown and a 14-7 lead for Siena.
Marist's Guy Smith recovered a fumble in the end zone with seconds remaining to tie the score at half.
For Siena (0-3), Jeraci had a game-high 115 yards on 19 carries and Christian Karolus when 6-for-15 for 79 yards, but was sacked three times. Pat McCormack caught seven passes for 78 yards.
|3rd Down Conversions||4-13||5-15|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||0-0|
|TD||6:10||BRAD ROWE 46 YD RUN (ADAM TANALASKI KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 62 yards.
|TD||12:39||BRANDON MATANO 90 YD PUNT RETURN (CHARLES CONKLIN KICK)||7||7|
|TD||10:57||SAL JERACI 44 YD RUN (CHARLES CONKLIN KICK)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 44 yards.
|TD||0:18||GUY SMITH 0 YD DEFENSIVE FUMBLE RETURN (ADAM TANALASKI KICK)||14||14|
|TD||8:15||JAMES LUFT 3 YD RUN (ADAM TANALASKI KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 43 yards.
|TD||0:13||ALFREDO RIULLANO 2 YD RUN (ADAM TANALASKI KICK)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 97 yards.