Football Suffers First Loss of 2015

Frostburg, Md. (10/3/15) – The Kean University football suffered the first loss of the 2015 season, falling to host Frostburg State University, 29-15 on Saturday afternoon.

Kean took the opening kickoff and promptly marched down the field for a 17-play, 81-yard drive that stalled at the Frostburg four-yard line. Last week's hero Steve Ferlisi converted the field goal attempt to stake the visitors to a 3-0 lead.

Frostburg returned the Cougar kickoff all the way to Kean's 13, and punched the ball in in three plays to flip the lead back to the home side, 8-3.

The teams traded two punts each until one minute remained in the first. Charles App picked up 70 yards on two plays: first a 24-yard completion to Qaudir Johnson and then a 46-yard touchdown pass to Tahj Hammary to make the score 9-7.

Austin Bonsol returned a punt for a Frostburg touchdown to cap the first-half scoring. The Bobcats led 15-9 at the break.

After blocking a Kean punt, Frostburg took over at the Cougar four yard line and was able to punch the ball in and extend its lead to 21-9.

On Kean's next possession, Brian Matthews (pictured left) ripped off a 28-yard touchdown run to cut Frostburg's lead down to six points and make it a one-possession game heading into the fourth quarter.

Both defenses held up in the final quarter. Neither team put up any points until 2:25 remained in the game, and that score came on a pick-six by Rowan Pinkett of the Frostburg defense. The Bobcats added the two-point conversion to go up 29-15.

App was 12-for-37 for 163 yards and a touchdown.  Leading the defense were Robert Meade III and Stephan Lewis who both had a team-high 11 tackles, with a half tackle for a loss.

Kean returns home and will face Christopher Newport University on Saturday at noon.