Today: Jun 25, 2024

Football earns a win on the road

Jaylen Carr – Editor-in-Chief

Quarterback Keith Ridley, a graduate student, set a season high in passing yards with 326 as the Owls won in triple overtime versus Pace University.  

At the start of the game, the Owls had to overcome a 14-0 deficit, as they had an early fumble and allowed Pace kick returner Tyreek Smith, a junior, to return a 100-yarder for a touchdown.  

Running back E’lijah Gray, a junior, would get the Owls on the board late in the first quarter to score, cutting Pace’s lead to seven. Gray would have 182 total yards and score two touchdowns that game.  

After a scoreless second quarter, the Owls would tie the game at 14 as Gray rushed for a one-yard touchdown up the middle.  

Wide receivers Tylon Papallo, a senior, and Luke Gadson, a junior, had 165 receiving yards combined. Gadson led the way with 94 yards and seven catches. Papallo would score the game-winning conversion in the third overtime.  

With both teams still being tied as the clocks hit triple zero, the teams were forced to play overtime.  

Both teams scored a touchdown in the third overtime, with Papallo scoring the conversion to help the Owls win 25-23.  

The Owls improved to 2-6 this season and have two more games remaining on their schedule, all of which are on the road.  

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