UNION, N.J. (10/1/16) – The Kean University football team held a fourth-quarter lead against Frostburg State University in its homecoming game on Saturday, but fell by a count of 25-18 after a fourth-quarter TD by the Bobcats.
Kean is now 3-2 on the year and sports a 2-2 conference record. Frostburg is 3-1 and 2-1 in the NJAC conference.
Kean's offense was limited to two Aryeh Moslavi field goals in the first half, but the Cougars posted some impressive defensive efforts: David Coleman Jr. had six tackles and Marquis Oliver had no less than four tackles for a loss in the first 30 minutes.
Josh Robinson of Frostburg recovered a fumble in the endzone for the first score of the game, and the Bobcats added a three-yard TD rush in the second quarter and a 21-yard field goal late in the period to take a 17-6 lead into the locker room.
In the second half, Kean's 'Wan McCrary punched in the ball from the one-yard line to pull Kean within one score, and later in the third quarter Brian Matthews (pictured right) ran it in from five yards out to give the Cougars an 18-17 lead with 1:20 to go in the period.
Kean had some good individual plays throughout the game. The Cougar defense stood up Frostburg at their own 43-yard line on fourth-and-1 that helped swing momentum toward the home team.
Ben Guarino (pictured left) hauled in a 51-yard pass from App all the way down to the five-yard line for the longest Kean play of the day, and Coleman picked off a throw with 7:36 to go in the game to give Kean a chance to re-take a late lead. But it was a TD on a quarterback keeper by Jamall Morant that proved to be the difference in the game.
Niles Scott finished with 2.5 sacks for the Bobcats. Stephan Lewis led the Cougars with 10 tackles on the afternoon.
The football team will have a bye week before returning to the gridiron to host Wesley College at 1 p.m. on October 15.