BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — No. 8 Bloomsburg got a strong game from wide receiver Kyle Fisher, who caught five passes for a career high 171 yards and a touchdown as the Huskies eased its way to a 20-16 win against Indiana (Pa.).
The Crimson Hawks opened the game with a 16 play drive that went 71 yards and ate up 8:50 on the game clock. Indiana’s Brett Ullman capped the drive by hitting a 26 yarder, giving IUP a 3-0 lead.
On the ensuing kick-off, Fisher returned the ball 27 yards as the Huskies started their first offensive series at their own 36 yard line. On third down senior quarterback Pat Carey delivered a bomb to a streaking Fisher down the right sideline, resulting in a 51-yard gain. After being stopped on three downs, Bloomsburg sent Dan Fisher in to hit his first field goal of the night from 23 yards out.
Indiana responded quickly to the Bloomsburg score as Jerrell McFadden took the kickoff 90 yards as he weaved in-and-out of BU defenders to put IUP ahead again 10-3 with 2:19 to go in the first quarter.
Carey sparked the Huskies again, finding Fisher deep for 55 yards before delivering a strike to a wide open Ryan Dickerson for a 42-yard touchdown pass to tie it again, this time at 10-10.
The Huskies put together a scoring drive on their second possession of the second half as Dan Fisher connected on a 27 yarder with 8:43 left to play in the third. On the next possession, the Huskies again went to the air to move the ball. Carey connected with Fisher for another long gain as he hit the wide-out for a 45 yard gain. The drive concluded as Carey hit Fisher on a fade route for a touchdown in the left side of the end zone from seven yards out for a 20-10 lead.
Indiana would not go away quietly as the Crimson Hawks put together an 85 yard drive on 14 plays that ate up 5:51 of the clock. The drive came to a close as James Johnson pushed his way into the end zone from one yard out on fourth down. Brett Ullman was unable to connect on the PAT , leading to a 20-16 advantage for the Huskies.
Indiana (Pa.) put together a 25-yard drive that set up a field-goal attempt for Ullman. However, a bad snap and muffed hold led to a fumble recovery by Justin Shirk and no points for the Crimson Hawks.
From there neither team was able to put together much offense as both defensive units stepped up.
Kyle Fisher ended the game with a career high 171 yards on five catches, one going for a touchdown. Carey went 9 of 18 on the game for 235 yards and two touchdowns. The BU running came to a halt as they were limited to just 76 yards on the ground.
Defensively, Jarrett Pidgeon racked up 15 tackles, forced a fumble and made an interception while Justin Shirk totaled 13 tackles as well as 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for losses and a fumble recovery for Bloomsburg.
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