St. John’s 33, Iona 30
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) _ Second string quarterback Sean Sharkey came off the bench to throw two touchdown passes to Tom McPherson as St. John’s (N.Y.) beat Iona 33-30 Saturday in a Liberty Conference opener for both teams.
The win was the 12th straight for the Redmen over the Gaels.
Sharkey, who replaced starter Bill Santella at the start of the second half, was 6 for 11 for 109 yards. Santella was only 1 for 17 for 13 yards with two interceptions.
Bill Hyland of the losing Gaels (0-1) was intercepted five times. He completed touchdown passes of 35 yards to Tim Silo and 6 yards to Jim McMahon.
Anthony Russo of St. John’s (1-0) carried 18 times for 125 yards and scored on a 64-yard run.