College Football Final – Catholic 38, Guilford 29

Posted by Press Release on November 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sophomore E.J. Montgomery passed for four touchdowns and ran for one in Catholic University of America’s 38-29 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football win over Guilford College Saturday.

The Cardinals raced to a 26-7 third-quarter advantage, but Guilford rallied with three straight touchdowns and took its first lead on Matt Pawlowski’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Nick Mearite early in the fourth quarter.

Montgomery and the Cardinals answered with a 13-play, 61-yard scoring drive capped by the sophomore’s three-yard touchdown pass to senior Mike Pitsenberger to put Catholic back ahead, 32-29. Guilford blocked its third point-after attempt (and fourth placement kick) of the game to stay within a field goal.

The Quakers couldn’t answer on the ensuing possession and their fake punt attempt fell two-yards short of a first down with 5:05 left. Catholic’s offense returned for a six-play, 32-yard drive capped by Montgomery’s four-yard scoring run that provided the final margin.

Catholic sacked Pawlowski three times on Guilford’s final possession to secure the win.

The Cardinals grabbed a19-7 halftime lead thanks to Montgomery’s running and passing. He gained 77 of his game-high 129 rushing yards in the first half and led Catholic on three long scoring drives. Montgomery also completed 21-of-31 passes for 180 yards. Andrew Ouellette caught 12 passes for 117 yards, including a hard-fought 37-yard touchdown that opened a 26-7 third-quarter lead. Pitsenberger carried 25 times for 125 yards and Nick Cortese added 60 rushing yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals totaled 314 of their 508 total offensive yards on the ground.

Guilford’s Pawlowski completed 13-of-24 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored the Quakers’ first touchdown of the game, which was set up by Philip Collier’s recovery of a muffed punt on the Catholic 26-yard line. Sophomore Josh Schow carried 19 times for 94 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for the two-point conversion that gave Guilford a 29-26 lead with 11:19 to play.

Daytwyn Rascoe made a career-high 18 tackles to lead the Quakers’ defense. Satiir Stevenson and Ricky Douglas both added 16 stops, also personal bests. Guilford’s Ke’Desh Edwards blocked a school-record three kicks, two point-after attempts and a 25-yard field-goal attempt in the third quarter.

Guilford closes out the 2013 season next Saturday at home versus Emory & Henry College at 1:00 p.m.

Box Score (Final)
Guilford vs Catholic (Nov 09, 2013 at Washington, D.C.)

  Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
  -----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
  Guilford............  7  0 14  8  - 29       Record: (5-3,4-1)
  Catholic............  7 12  7 12  - 38       Record: (4-4,1-4)

Scoring Summary:
  1st 09:01 CUA - Alex Evans 4 yd pass from Ej Montgomery (Peter Rosa kick), 16-73 5:59, GC 0 - CUA 7
      00:03 GC - Matt Pawlowski 1 yd run (Tyler Hunt kick), 5-26 2:42, GC 7 - CUA 7
  2nd 10:01 CUA - Nick Cortese 7 yd pass from Ej Montgomery (Peter Rosa kick blockd), 14-80 4:59, GC 7 - CUA 13
      03:51 CUA - M Pitsenberger 1 yd run (Peter Rosa kick blockd), 9-66 3:01, GC 7 - CUA 19
  3rd 08:11 CUA - OULLETTE, A. 37 yd pass from Ej Montgomery (Peter Rosa kick), 6-66 2:16, GC 7 - CUA 26
      06:05 GC - Josh Schow 12 yd run (Tyler Hunt kick), 6-65 2:06, GC 14 - CUA 26
      02:11 GC - Donnie Alexander Jr. 6 yd pass from Matt Pawlowski (Tyler Hunt kick), 6-61 2:45, GC 21 - CUA 26
  4th 11:19 GC - Nick Mearite 13 yd pass from Matt Pawlowski (Josh Schow rush), 6-93 2:21, GC 29 - CUA 26
      07:00 CUA - M Pitsenberger 3 yd pass from Ej Montgomery (Peter Rosa kick blockd), 13-61 4:12, GC 29 - CUA 32
      02:20 CUA - Ej Montgomery 4 yd run (Ej Montgomery pass failed), 6-32 2:45, GC 29 - CUA 38

                                       GC      CUA
  FIRST DOWNS...................       16       35
  RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............   32-109   66-324
  PASSING YDS (NET).............      207      194
  Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  24-13-0  33-22-0
  TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   56-316   99-518
  Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
  Punt Returns-Yards............     2-29      3-0
  Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     6-87     3-54
  Interception Returns-Yards....      0-0      0-0
  Punts (Number-Avg)............   5-39.2   2-36.5
  Fumbles-Lost..................      0-0      3-1
  Penalties-Yards...............     9-77     5-54
  Possession Time...............    26:42    48:18
  Third-Down Conversions........  4 of 12 13 of 17
  Fourth-Down Conversions.......   2 of 4   2 of 2
  Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      4-4      5-6
  Sacks By: Number-Yards........      0-0     4-19

RUSHING: Guilford-Josh Schow 19-94; Alex Smith 2-14; Adam Smith 1-2; Nick Mearite 1-1; Matt Pawlowski 9-minus 2. Catholic-M Pitsenberger 25-135; Ej Montgomery 18-129; Nick Cortese 20-60; Matt McMahon 1-2; TM 2-minus 2.
PASSING: Guilford-Matt Pawlowski 13-24-0-207. Catholic-Ej Montgomery 21-31-0-180; Matt McMahon 1-2-0-14.
RECEIVING: Guilford-Donnie Alexander Jr. 4-39; Adam Smith 3-43; Hayden Read 2-76; Nick Mearite 2-26; Josh Williams 1-16; Josh Schow 1-7. Catholic-OULLETTE, A. 12-117; Tucker Hubbell 3-22; Alex Evans 3-19; M Pitsenberger 2-17; Tanner Keefe 1-12; Nick Cortese 1-7.
INTERCEPTIONS: Guilford-None. Catholic-None.
FUMBLES: Guilford-None. Catholic-OULLETTE, A. 1-0; Mark Dimatteo 1-1; M Pitsenberger 1-0.
SACKS (UA-A): Guilford-None. Catholic-C. Stueckler 1-1; Patrick Nilsen 1-1; M. D’Annibale 0-1; Jeremy Shiner 0-1.
TACKLES (UA-A): Guilford-Daytwyn Rascoe 5-13; Satiir Stevenson 7-9; Ricky Douglas 3-13; Alex Smith 4-8; Reggie Bullard 2-4; Jaylan Martin 0-6; JerMario Gooch 4-1; Calvin Kling 1-4; Marcus Williams 4-0; Karl Roberts 2-2; Mitchell Skidmore 1-3; Jordan Sutton 1-3; Tyler Eller 1-2; Kevin Mangel 2-0; Josh Williams 1-1; Joe Able 0-2; Mitch Stratton 0-2; Chris Campolieta 0-1; James Yeldell 0-1; Ben Winstead 0-1. Catholic-C. Stueckler 3-7; R.J. Allison 5-2; Mike Skehill 4-2; Ralph Martello 3-3; Tim Murphy 1-4; Patrick Nilsen 1-4; P. Tecklenberg 2-1; Jeremy Shiner 0-3; Patrick Thomas 2-0; M. D’Annibale 0-2; Michael Weldon 1-0; B. Mcclatchy 1-0; Quinn Martin 1-0; R. Mompreimer 1-0; Lucas Morley 0-1; Eddie Burgard 0-1; Philip Fusco 0-1; Justin Paige 0-1; Matt Barton 0-1; Joe Terry 0-1.


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