The Montclair State University football team held their annual homecoming game last Saturday night against The College Of New Jersey (TCNJ). However, this was no normal homecoming game, as this football matchup had plenty of festivities surrounding it.
A live band performed in the parking lot right outside Sprague Field and the Red Hawk Sports Network held their first-ever live show prior to the game.
At halftime, the Red Hawks recognized the achievements of the 1970 Montclair State football team, which was celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Knute Rockne Bowl game victory.
Soon after that, the Montclair State cheer and dance teams performed their respective routines, ending with thunderous applause from the supporting crowd.
As for the result, the Red Hawks were defeated by TCNJ in a gut-wrenching fashion by a score of 14-9. Senior quarterback Ja’Quill Burch led a late, fourth-quarter drive down the field, but unfortunately, could not convert the game-winning touchdown pass to graduate student and wide receiver/defensive back Zahir Wilder. The Red Hawks have fallen to a record of 1-5 on the season and 0-2 in New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) play.
Montclair State looks to get back on the win column next Saturday against Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, at 1 p.m.