BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Bloomsburg running back Franklyn Quiteh rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns in heavy snowfall but it was not enough as C.W. Post shocked the No. 2 Huskies 24-21. It was the second time in the coach Danny Hale era that the Huskies dropped a game while holding a lead entering the fourth quarter.
C.W. Post’s Jeff Mack rushed for 183 yards on 35 carries and scored twice. Steven Laurino threw for 194 yards on 12 completions for a touchdown in the win.
Bloomsburg’s Eddie Mateo was limited to 63 rushing yards but it was enough to give him 1,000 yards on the season. He became the ninth running back to reach the 1,000 yard plateau at Bloomsburg.
C.W. Post put together a scoring drive on its next possession, going 65 yards on 14 plays and using up 4:37 of the clock. The Pioneers drove all the way to the BU 5-yard line before their next two plays resulted in losses, leading to a 27 yard field goal from Marc Montana.
At the 13:20 mark in the second quarter, C.W. Post took its first lead of the game. Quarterback Steven Laurino completed a 31 yard pass to Ryan Derham for a Pioneer touchdown and a 10-7 lead.
The Huskies answered back with a touchdown at the 8:29 mark in the second quarter as Quiteh scored his second of the day from five yards out. Before the touchdown run, Quiteh broke off a 41-yard run that set up the eventual score that put BU back on top 14-10.
Starting from its own 22 yard line, C.W. Post looked to put some points on the board but was denied as Dan Haverstock intercepted a pass on the Pioneer’s third play. Haverstock returned the pick 32 yards to the Post 7-yard line. BU’s Mateo pounded it in on the next play, giving the Huskies a 21-10 advantage with 6:26 left in the third.
Jeff Mack rushed for 35 yards on Post’s next offensive series to lead the Pioneers to a touchdown. On a fourth-and-six situation at the Bloomsburg 26, the Huskies were called for pass interference which kept the Pioneer drive alive. Mack eventually snuck in from six yards out to cut the Husky lead to 21-17 with 3:10 left in the quarter.
C.W. Post used 5:11 of clock to cover 80 yards on 13 plays to gain their first lead since the second quarter. The Pioneers converted on three third downs, two of which were more than eight yard conversions. Jeff Mack ended the drive with a three-yard keeper that put the Pioneers ahead 24-21.
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