The Montclair State University football team looked to improve its lackluster record and find a win in their conference mark on homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 29.
But with a missed extra point after a rushing touchdown by sophomore quarterback Mason Murdock, the Red Hawks fell to the Captains of Christopher Newport University by one point, 14-13.
The day was filled with events going on throughout campus, from the tailgate outside of Freeman, to Sam Mills being honored. Head coach Rick Giancola and Melanie Mills, Sam’s wife, gave speeches on his behalf.
The game started off strong for the Montclair State defense with graduate student defensive back Mike Ramos forcing a fumble on the opening kickoff. The Red Hawks could not capitalize on that play, but later in the game, sophomore linebacker Nicholas Burgess picked off the Captains and ran down to the other end of the field for a touchdown.
The Red Hawks could not produce too much offense, which helped the Captains capitalize. After Christopher Newport had a downed player, who was eventually stretchered off, Montclair State had their mistake at the end of the game. The Captains add to their undefeated conference record and the Red Hawks look to end their season on a good note.