SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Junior Connor Kinzelmann (168 yards) and senior Jermaine Carn (153) combined for 321 rushing yards to lead Union College to a 31-15 Homecoming win over the visiting University of Rochester at Frank Bailey Field Saturday. The Dutchmen snapped a four game losing streak and improved to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the Liberty League.
The Yellowjackets, losers of five straight, are 1-6 and 0-5.
Union had a season high total of 382 yards in offense, and threw the ball just four times (two completions for 24 yards). All four passes came in the first half. Sebastian Lubrano and Jack Harasimowicz led the Dutchmen with seven tackles each, and Harasimowicz had a sack. Kinzelmann and Carn each had 23 carries, and both set career highs in rushing yards for a game.
It was Kinzemann’s third 100 yard game of the season and his thrid game with two TDs on the ground. For Carn, this was his second 100+ game, he ran for a touchdown, and his second straight 100 yard rushing game against Rochester. Carn had 103 last season.
Daniel Bronson led Rochester with 16 carries for 57 yards, and the quarterback threw for 143 yards with 17 completions on 39 attempts without an interception. David Angie caught eight passes for 42 yards and a score. David Wolff posted a game high 14 tackles while Josh Churchin had nine with 2.5 tackles for losses.
Although the game featured 46 points, the first points came five minutes into the second quarter. Jonathan Schaible kicked a 28 yard field goal for the Dutchmen for a 3-0 lead. It capped a four play drive that started at the UR 19.
Rochester punter Paul Mokrzycki was forced to run on 4th-and-16 frm the UR 17 and went two yards, which set up the Dutchmen for great field position.
Rochester took a 7-3 lead on a seven play, 34 yard drive in a span of 2:57. Emanuel Calmar had a three yard run with 6:59 left in the first half. On the ensuing kickoff, the Dutchmen started at their own 24. After Carn had runs of 19 and five yards to the Union 48, Kinzelmann broke free for a 52 yard rushing touchdown as Union regained the lead at 10-7 with 5:41 left in the half.
It was his season long rushing score.
After the Dutchmen defense forced a four-and-out, Union took over with 3:59 left and scored on the final play of the half. Union went 81 yards in 11 plays during that time, and Nick Cascione had a 21 yard pass to Alex Kaplanovich for the touchdown, which came after a pass interference play. Carn had 55 yards on that drive while Kinzelmann had 16. It was 17-7 Union at halftime.
Union picked right up where it left off and scored on the first drive of the third quarter. The 10 play, 60 yard drive took 5:08 and was capped by a 19 yard scoring rush by Carn to make it 21-7 with 9:57 left in the third.
It was the only scoring in the quarter. But with 7:12 left in the quarter, Union had a 15 play, 80 yard drive that ended with a Kinzelmann 10 yard TD run 1:33 into the fourth quarter. The drive took 8:44 off the clock.
Rochester’s final points came with 1:25 left in the fourth when Angie caught a three yard pass from Bronson to complete a nine play, 44 yard drive in 1:33.
The Dutchmen are on the road on October 29 as they play a Liberty League game at St. Lawrence at 1:00 p.m. Rochester is idle next week and hosts WPI on November 5 for a Liberty League contest at 12:00 p.m.