Morrisville State football ended the month of October with a tough loss against Alfred University on Saturday Oct. 28, increasing their losing streak to five.
The Mustangs (2-6 overall, 0-5 Empire 8 conference), struggled defensively out of the gate as Alfred controlled the tempo throughout the first quarter.
The Saxons (6-2 overall, 4-1 empire 8 Conference) scored early by completing a 13 play drive; ending with senior running back Maleke Fuentes rushing for a one yard touchdown. The score became seven to nothing in the first quarter after the extra point was ruled good, leaving 7:20 left in the first. The Saxons defense was stifling throughout the first forcing the mustangs to have stalled drives and punts.
The Saxons still had the hot hand in the game entering the second quarter by scoring another touchdown in three plays ending with a pass completed to sophomore running back Merlin Thomas for a three-yard reception from junior quarterback Bryce Morrison to increase their lead to 14-0.
In the third quarter the Saxons defense scored off an interception by sophomore linebacker Nick Milgate in which he returned for a 40-yard pick six. That drive boosted the Saxons lead to 21 after the extra point. They also completed a five-play drive that lead to a nine-yard touchdown by freshman Nasir Smith to cap off the third quarter making the score 28-0 in favor of Alfred.
Being down 28 in the fourth, the Mustangs kept their spirits up and finished the game strong. The Mustangs completed a 10-play drive that resulted in a one-yard rushing touchdown by Nick Edmond to put the mustangs on the board making the score 28-7 . The Saxons quickly retaliated by completing a quick five-play drive that led to a 17-yard touchdown by Fuentes catching his second touchdown of the game.
The mustangs are approaching the end of their season quickly having only two games left. They will be looking for wins when they host St. John Fisher time & date then when they close out the season against Utica College.