Salisbury St. 14, Ursinus 12
Sep. 06, 1997
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) _ Tony Hill and Travis Royall returned interceptions for fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday as Salisbury State came from behind to defeat Ursinus, 14-12.
The loss spoiled the debut of Ursinus' Paul Guenther, 25, the youngest head football coach in the NCAA.
Hill's 21-yard return of a Kory Stauffer pass put Salisbury on top, 7-6, with 14:14 to play. Royall's 64-yard return, with 11:26 left, put the Sea Gulls up 14-6.
Ursinus had a chance to tie the game with a minute to play. Stauffer connected with Ron Withelder on a 24-yard touchdown pass, but his two-point conversion pass was incomplete.
Mark McGonagle hit field goals of 39 and 32 yards to give Ursinus a 6-0 first-quarter lead.
The Ursinus defense held Salisbury to 145 total yards. The Sea Gulls' Mac James led all rushers with 66 yards on 24 carries. The Bears had 274 offensive yards. Stauffer was 16-of-35 for 172 yards and the touchdown. He was intercepted three times.