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Sprint Football Bested by Franklin Pierce, 21-14

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 10/12/2012
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In another back and forth battle at Princeton Stadium, the Tiger sprint football team came up on the losing end of a 21-14 game versus Franklin Pierce Friday evening. Princeton (0-5) managed to keep the game within range throughout the 60-minute battle, but was unable to find the momentum surge to push past the visiting Ravens (1-2).

FPU opened up the contest with an 11-play 43-yard drive to take a 6-0 lead with 14:08 remaining in the first quarter.

Princeton then responded with a 1:46 three-play drive for 40 yards to take a slight lead, 7-6. Jaison Zachariah connected with Nicolas Lulli for an 11-yard touchdown and Andrew Bierschenk's extra point was good.

The Tigers lead would be halted by Michael Holdridge eight-yard pass to Tyler Matthews. Holdridge converted Franklin Pierce's two-point conversion attempt to make it a 14-7 ball game with 4:18 remaining before halftime.

In the third quarter, Princeton would bring the ball into the red zone, but turned it over on a fumble. Two plays later, the Tigers' John Wolfe responded by forcing a fumble in the end zone to even the score 14-14 with 8:09 left.

As the third quarter drew to an end, a Princeton botched a punt and a pass attempt resulted in a FPU pick-six with 1:48 to go, lifting the Ravens to a 21-14 lead.

The Tigers were unable to find the end zone again before the end of regulation.

Ross Cadman led the Tigers with 11 tackles and caught six passes for 72 yards.

Quarterbacks Joe Bush and Zachariah combined for 189 yards in the air, with Bush leading the way going 10-for-19 with 100 yards.

Princeton will now hit the road for its final two games, beginning at Army on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in West Point, N.Y.

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