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White Tops Blue in Annual CCSU Spring Game; 2010 Captains Named
The white team topped the blue squad 28-7 on Friday afternoon at the annual Central Connecticut State University Spring Football game at Arute Field. Junior transfer quarterback Gunnar Jesperson was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after going 25-for-41 for 357 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a score. The Blue Devils open the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 at New Hampshire at 12 noon. They will play five home games during the 2010 season. The home opener will come on Sept. 11 vs. Bentley.
The white team got on the board first with a long drive in the first quarter. Jesperson ran it in from seven-yards out for the score, capping a 10-play, 74-yard drive. Senior transfer Everett Benjamin had a pair of runs for 26 yards on the drive.
The white team built the lead to 14-0 with 6:42 to play before halftime. Jesperson hit junior Josue Paul with a 39-yard touchdown pass for the touchdown. Jesperson hit Paul with a pair of passes on the drive, good for 58 yards. Junior Brian Fowler rushed three times for 22 yards on the scoring drive.
Jesperson threw his second touchdown of the afternoon, this time to junior P.J. Borawski from 26-yards out. Jesperson was 4-for-4 for 59 yards and the touchdown on the drive. It took five plays and made the scored 21-0 in favor of the white team.
The third touchdown pass of the day for the junior college transfer made the score 28-0 in favor of the white team. He hit freshman Matt Tyrell from 42-yards out for the score.
The Blue team got on the board with a 16-yard scoring strike from freshman Jake White to freshman Anthony Julbes on a screen pass. The score capped a quick 60-yard drive highlighted by a 3-for-3 effort from White.
Fowler rushed 11 times for 60 yards in the game. Hofstra transfer Everett Benjamin ran the ball 10 times for 51 yards in his first action for the Blue Devils. Paul had 89 yards receiving to lead all receivers.
The Blue Devils were presented their 2009 Northeast Conference Championship rings prior to the game. Head Coach Jeff McInerney stood at midfield and handed each player, coach and member of the support staff their ring. The ring features the word OUTRIGHT on the top, along with the CC logo in blue. The outright represents the first outright championship that CCSU has won in football in the NEC. They shared the NEC title in 2004 and 2005. The ring along features the name of the recipient and 7-1 league record Central posted in 2009.
At halftime the Blue Devils and McInerney announced the captains for the 2010 season. Central will have five captains next season, three from the defensive side of the ball and two on offense. Defensively seniors Dominique Rose, Alondre Rush and Jeff Marino will be captains. Offensively seniors Mike Allison, offensive line, and Fowler will guide the Blue Devils next season.
Central opens the 2010 season on the road at New Hampshire on Sept. 4.
By Central Connecticut State University Sports Information