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GRANVILLE, Ohio (Sept. 3, 2022) – Senior tight end mack marston finished with 10 receptions for 110 yards, fifth-year quarterback drew dawkins he threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns and junior running back Trey Fabrocini he rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Denison University football team to a 48-31 victory over Capital University under the lights at Deeds Field-Piper Stadium.
Dawkins went 18-for-25 through the air and completed at least one pass to five different receivers, but none would be as impressive on this day as Marston, who had a catch to help Denison convert on third down three times and had eight receptions in first chance altogether.
A couple of defensive players also put together impressive days for the Big Red. junior linebacker Jeff Moore finished with 13 total tackles and 11 solo tackles while senior defensive lineman Denstorff Clay he had a sack, a forced fumble and a big pick six.
In what was the first matchup between Denison (1-0) and Capital (0-1) since 1981, the first quarter featured a little bit of everything you’d see on a football field.
After Denison put together a nine-play, 70-yard drive to open the game that ended with a 4-yard touchdown run by Fabrocini, Capital responded with a quick five-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 20-yard touchdown run. . pass before a fumble on the extra point attempt gave Denison a 7-6 lead. However, Big Red’s next journey was even faster as a sophomore. jaylin epps he returned the ensuing kickoff 72 yards to the 10-yard line, and then two plays later, Dawkins found Marston for the eight-yard touchdown to make it 14-6.
Then, four plays into Capital’s ensuing drive, Denstorff intercepted Capital quarterback Ben Everson at the Capital 39-yard line and headed straight for the corner of the end zone to make it 21-6 on Big Red. .
On the next capital possession, a big save on fourth-and-one by the senior defensive lineman Michael Freilino he returned the ball to the Big Red, and Dawkins immediately connected with the sophomore Billy Guzzo for a 71-yard catch and run to make it 28-6.
After the series of highlights for the Big Red in the first quarter, Denison began the second quarter with an 11-play, 69-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard touchdown by Fabrocini to open the game at 35-6. .
sophomore kicker Daniel Cunningham converted on a 33-yard field goal to make it 38-12 with eight minutes left in the third quarter, but from there Capital started to gain some momentum and scored on consecutive Everson touchdowns to make it just a 13-point game at 38-25 heading into the fourth quarter.
Everson would finish with five touchdown passes in the game, including three in the second half, but he also threw three interceptions, and after Cunningham added a 21-yard field goal to open the scoring in the fourth quarter and make it 41- 25, the margin was too wide for Capital to get back within a possession.
The final count of the night came when Denison milked the clock with a nine-play, 72-yard drive that ended with another Fabrocini touchdown, this time from six yards with just over three minutes left.
Both teams finished with 320-plus offensive yards and 140-plus rushing yards, and both had 23 first downs, but it was the 0-for-4 conversion rate on fourth downs and two-point attempts that kept the Comets from they will advance his comeback attempt.
Next weekend, Big Red will hit the road to the Buffalo, New York area as they battle a freshman show at Hilbert College at 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 10.