Wolverines Double-Up Alfred, 28-14
ALFRED, NY, October 30, 1999--One week after rushing for 449 yards at Kenyon, Grove City's ground attack amassed 421 yards in a 28-14 win over host Alfred Saturday.
The Wolverines were led by All-American fullback R.J. Bowers (West Middlesex,
PA/West Middlesex), who bulled his way to 287 yards on 38 carries. The junior added a pair of fourth-quarter
touchdown runs to seal the Grove City victory. Bowerss
performance moved him into third place among Division IIIs career rushing leaders
with 5,451 yards. He leads D-III in rushing this season with 1,929 yards.
He leads D-III in rushing this season with 1,929 yards.
Sophomore halfback Michael Orlando (Wickliffe, OH/Wickliffe) also posted a
pair of touchdown runs. Both of
Orlandos scores came in the second quarter, in which Grove City erased a 7-0 deficit
and held a 14-7 lead at intermission. Orlando
finished with 120 yards on 20 carries. Saturday
marked the third time this season that Orlando has eclipsed the 100-yard mark.
The victory assured the Wolverines of their third straight non-losing season. That hasn't happened since they posted five
straight non-losing seasons between 1974-1978. The
win was Grove Citys second straight at Merrill Field.
Alfred dropped to 5-3 with the loss.
The Wolverine senior class guaranteed itself of a winning four-year record. Since 1996, the Wolverines are 21-19. Next week, Grove City closes out the season by
hosting Muhlenberg at Thorn Field. Kickoff is
set for 1:30 pm.
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