LIU Post football cruises by Pace, 30-7

Thomas Scavetta

On Saturday, Oct. 17, the LIU Post football team (5-2) rushed for 261 yards as they beat up on Pace University (1-6) 30-7, in a Northeast-10 tilt at Pace Stadium in Pleasantville, N.Y. 

Junior running back David White and freshman running back Malik Pierre both had field days, combining for 227 total rushing yards. Pierre finished with 22 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown, while White paved the way, rushing 18 times for 119 yards. As a team, the Pioneers have now racked up over 200 rushing yards in four games this season. 

LIU jumped right out of the gate as junior quarterback Jeff Kidd rifled a 36-yard pass from midfield, which was hauled in by junior wide receiver Shane Hubbard to set up shop inside the red-zone. Kidd scored on a four-yard keeper three plays later to put the Pioneers up 7-0. 

Kidd and Hubbard were a fierce duo once again as the Oregon native connected with his top receiver for a 16-yard touchdown late in the first half, giving the Pioneers a 16-7 cushion heading into halftime.

In the latter stanza, LIU Post continued to dominate and distance themselves from the Setters as they tacked on two more touchdowns, which put the game to bed. 

Kidd completed 12-of-27 passes for 209 yards, throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. Hubbard and sophomore wide out James Higgins were on the receiving end of the two scores. Senior h-back Tyler Heuer led all receivers with 107 yards on five receptions.

Junior linebacker Nate Feliz had a solid performance, filling in for senior linebacker Brandon Cheney, leading the Pioneers with nine tackles. Junior linebacker Wayne Harris also looked sharp, making seven stops. The Pioneers limited Setters’ freshman quarterback Dean Anerella to just 7-of-18 for 82 yards and one touchdown, sacking him three times. 

The Pioneers currently sit in second place in the NE-10 standings, just one game behind Assumption College. Head LIU Post football coach Bryan Collins and his squad look to keep the momentum and win their third straight when they travel to West Haven, Conn. on Saturday, Oct. 24, as they square off against the University of New Haven in an NE-10 battle. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

This article was originally published in the Pioneer, the award-winning student newspaper of LIU Post, www.liupostpioneer.com, and is republished here by Blank Slate Media with the permission of the Pioneer.

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