Football Blanks William Paterson

Wayne, N.J. (10/6/18) – The Kean University football team picked up their first win of the season as they shutdown William Paterson University, 16-0 in conference action on Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars (1-4, 1-3 NJAC) held the Pioneers to just 18 total rushing yards on the day. 

Backed up inside its own five-yard line to start its first possession, WP (0-5, 0-4 NJAC) was flagged for holding in the end zone, a safety that gave Kean a 2-0 edge 2:32 into the contest.

The Cougars returned the ensuing free kick 55 yards, setting up their next drive at the Pioneer 31 yard line. Seven plays later, senior Marcin Zadlo kicked a 32-yard field goal for a 5-0 advantage at the 8:15 mark.

A 33-yard completion by senior Rylan Pangborn to junior David Patterson Jr., and a two-point  conversion pass caught by freshman GioVanni Shine, pushed Kean ahead by a 13-0 count 3:56 before halftime.

Zadlo rounded out the scoring with a 26-yard field goal with less than 10 minutes to go in the contest.

Kean won the possession time advantage (34 to 26), while holding the ball for almost all of the fourth quarter (11:20 to 3:40). 

Offensively Shine and Paris Crawford collected 116 yards on the ground while Patterson recorded 55 yards on five catches, including the touchdown.

Defensively Jemel Daniels had seven tackles with one fumble recovery while Anthony Bassani had an interception and blocked a 31 yard field goal early in the second quarter. 

The Cougars return home to face #5/6 Wesley College on Saturday.