October 17, 2009

Price Scores Three Times in Win


Box Score

BLOOMSBURG-- Derrick Price (Burlington, NJ/Burlington City) rushed for three touchdowns to lead the fourth-ranked Bloomsburg University Huskies to a 28-6 win over Cheyney University (0-8, 0-5 PSAC East) in the Huskies annual homecoming game on Saturday.

Bloomsburg (8-0, 5-0 PSAC East) scored on its first possession of the game after forcing a fumble on the Wolves opening drive. Taking over on their own 43-yard line the Huskies moved 57 yards in nine plays with Price scoring from four yards out for a 7-0 Bloomsburg lead with 4:32 left in the first.

The Wolves answered on the ensuing drive moving to the Huskies 18 yard line before settling for a 35-yard field goal from Tyler Wilkinson cutting the lead to 7-3.

On the kickoff following the Cheyney field goal, the Huskies' Branden Wright (Danville/Danville) had a 45-yard return giving Bloomsburg the ball at the Cheyney 34-yard line. Five plays later Price scored from one yard out for a 14-3 lead.

Cheyney then put together a 17-play, 78 yard drive that ate up 9:44 on the clock, but stalled at the Bloomsburg four-yard line. Wilkinson connected on 22-yard field goal with 1:36 to go before half cutting the deficit to 14-6.

In the third period the Bloomsburg defense set up the Huskies third score when Alphonso Nathan (Philadelphia/Milton Hershey) recovered a fumble at the Wolves 40-yard line. A 38-yard pass from quarterback Dan Latorre (Elysburg/Southern Columbia) to tight end Ben Weaber (Lebanon/Cedar Crest) brought the ball to the Cheyney two-yard line before Price capped the short drive with a two-yard run.

Bloomsburg's final score came on an 11-yard pass from Latorre to Jordan Weisman (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) with 5:47 to go in the third period for a 28-6 advantage. Latorre finished 8-10 for 110 yards and one touchdown, while Thomas McFarland (Pottsville/Pottsville) made 10 tackles to lead the defense. Ron Hunter carried 22 times for 121 yards for the Wolves. Bloomsburg hosts Shippensburg next Saturday in a key PSAC East showdown at 2:30 p.m. at Redman Stadium.