The Shippensburg University football team and its high-powered offense beat the visiting Bloomsburg Huskies on Parents and Family Day Saturday 51-7.
SU (4-0, 1-0 PSAC East) scored 24 points in the second quarter to open the game up after a 0-0 first quarter.
Redshirt-junior quarterback Brycen Mussina was red hot, throwing 24-30 for 392 yards and two touchdowns. Mussina connected with eight different receivers and also ran for his first rushing touchdown of his collegiate career.
Freshman wide receiver Ian Sheehan finished the game with five receptions for 128 yards and two scores. Sheehan received a 78-yard touchdown throw from Mussina, the longest touchdown of Mussina’s career.
Graduate receiver Evan Morrill and redshirt-junior tight end David Balint III also hauled in five passes each.
Including Mussina, four Raiders scored rushing touchdowns. Redshirt-sophomore Khalid Dorsey scored from five yards out in the fourth quarter and redshirt-freshman Nasai Moon wrapped up the scoring with his first collegiate touchdown late in the fourth.
Redshirt-senior Kyle Evans also scored on a four-yard scurry in addition to returning the opening second-half kickoff 63 yards.
SU’s defense allowed just one score on a 48-yard slant route late in the third quarter. They had five tackles for loss (TFL) and picked off two Bloomsburg passes.
Redshirt-freshman Khi’on Smith returned an interception 31 yards for a pick six in the second quarter.
Senior safety Trey Paul intercepted his third pass of the season while also leading the team in tackles with a total of four. Junior Mike Brewer also had four tackles in the game.
Bloomsburg as a team had just four plays of ten or more yards and they punted the ball 11 times.
This was the 85th matchup between Shippensburg and Bloomsburg dating back 104 years. The 44-point margin of victory was the largest ever in the matchup between the two teams.
For SU, through four games they lead the PSAC in scoring offense, time of possession and rushing defense. They rank fifth in scoring defense and second in total defense.
The Raiders will return to the road next Saturday to take on nationally ranked Shepherd at Ram Stadium at noon.