A hard fought Family Weekend game

The Captains lost in overtime

Family Weekend brings a lot to campus, but one of the biggest events of the weekend is always the CNU Football game. 

This year’s game certainly put on a show for the families who attended the weekend festivities. After a poor showing from the Captains in the first half, allowing Salisbury to score 21 unanswered points, the Captains brought it all the way back to force overtime in the second half. 

This was thanks to the Captains recovering two of their own punts after mistakes from the Salisbury punt returners. Recovering the punts meant that the Captains’ offensive surge in the second half could tie the game up at 21-21.

 Joshua Davis, No. 9, played a huge role in the second half as he was on the receiving end of all three touchdown passes. Davis was able to amass 130 receiving yards with a longest reception of 27 yards on the night. 

Two of Davis’s touchdown receptions came from No. 12, Jack Anderson and the final touchdown reception came from No. 8, Brock Carnes. 

This offensive surge was coupled with a solid defensive performance by the Captains in the second half. Salisbury could only manage 225 yards in the whole game with all of them rushing yards.

This was led by No. 7,  BJ Hill and No. 24, Julien Spence having 11 and eight tackles respectively. The Captains nearly stole the game with a last minute field goal attempt. 

After storming up the field in the final minutes, the Captains kicker #97 Ben Garbarini saw his 47 yard kick fly inches beyond the uprights. 

After going to overtime, the Captains looked strong in the first couple of plays but could only settle for a field goal from Garbarini. The Captains then could not stop the Salisbury Seagulls offense as they would go on to score and win the game 27-24. 

The loss was the second overtime home loss in a row for the Captains. The Captains go into their week off with a 3-2 record and will look to bounce back in two weeks against William Patterson University away.


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