The Shippensburg University football team had its first away game at East Stroudsburg, and, after a low scoring first quarter, SU sprung ahead to a, 63-21, victory against the East Stroudsburg University Warriors.
It was another high scoring game for the Raiders, as they rolled to 63 points, with a 33-point barrage in the second quarter.
Quarterback Zach Zulli, passed for 496 yards and five touchdowns to set the school single-game record for passing yards. He spread the ball around to all of his targets, as Trevor Harman, Jacob Baskerville, Sheldon Mayer, Bryan Barley and Kevin Herod all had receptions for touchdowns.
ESU took an early 7-0 lead before the Raiders scored on a 43-yard pass from Zulli to Baskerville to even the score. In the second quarter, ESU wasted no time as it scored again on two plays for 76 yards and a touchdown. After an SU punt, Corey Hunt intercepted ESU quarterback Nate Daniels’ pass and returned it 29 yards for the score.
Hunt’s interception started the onslaught in the second quarter.
With 33 points in the second quarter, SU cemented its victory and held ESU scoreless until the final seconds of the fourth quarter, but by then the game was long over.
“We are definitely going to be one of the best defenses in the PSAC,” defensive end Jake Metz said.
ESU’s crowd was excited at the start, especially coming off an easy victory against Lock Haven, 31-0, but many were sent to the parking lot after the half. The win pushed the Raiders’s record to 3-0 and 1-0 in the PSAC East.
SU will be back at home this Saturday at 1 p.m. against Millersville University. The game on Saturday comes on SU’s Parents and Family Day.