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Looney Sets Program Record As Marist Posts First Shutout Since ’09

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Release: October 05, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Senior quarterback Chuckie Looney (Ocala, Fla.) set the Marist football program’s career record for passing yards, and the Red Foxes recorded their first shutout in four years in their 37-0 Pioneer Football League win over Valparaiso at Tenney Stadium on Saturday.

Looney finished the game 11-for-15 for 188 yards and two touchdowns, and was removed from the game late in the third quarter after Marist took a 31-0 lead. He now has 4.874 career passing yards. On Saturday, he surpassed the record of 4,703 yards formerly held by James Luft, who played at Marist from 2001-05.

Offensively, Marist gained 409 yards of total offense, with 250 passing and 159 rushing. Fifth-year senior wide receiver Bartley Leneghan (North Royalton, Ohio) led the Red Foxes with 126 yards receiving on four receptions, which included a 49-yard touchdown. Senior running back Atiq Lucas (Coram, N.Y.) ran for 59 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown.

The Marist defense recorded its first shutout since a 24-0 triumph over Valparaiso on Oct. 31, 2009. The Red Foxes recorded 12 tackles for loss, six sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery. The defense also scored a touchdown for the second straight week, as sophomore cornerback Zachary Quarles (Upper Marlboro, Md.) forced a fumble that senior linebacker Paul Sakowski (Chester, N.Y.) returned 18 yards for a score in the first quarter.

The Red Foxes held the Crusaders to just 169 yards of total offense and 12 first downs. Fifth-year senior defensive end Terrence Fede (Nyack, N.Y.) had a team-high eight tackles, and had two sacks and a forced fumble. Fifth-year senior safety Tyler Ramsey (Southbridge, Mass.) added seven stops. In addition to his forced fumble that led to a touchdown, Quarles had an interception in the end zone to go along with six tackles, including one for a loss.

Lucas’ touchdown opened the scoring, and capped a four-play, 61-yard drive with 10:16 left in the first quarter. Sakowski’s touchdown gave Marist a 14-0 lead just 54 seconds later. The Looney-to-Leneghan 49-yard touchdown strike came on the first play of a drive with 9:39 left in the second quarter, and the Red Foxes took a 21-0 lead into halftime.

A 41-yard field goal by senior kicker Jesse Signa (South Huntington, N.Y.) put Marist up 24-0 early in the fourth quarter. Looney then found senior tight end David Diomede (Park Ridge, N.J.) for a 10-yard scoring strike with 5:11 left in the third quarter. A four-yard touchdown run by junior running back Jared Lynch (East Brunswick, N.J.) closed out the scoring with 5:40 left in the contest.

For Valparaiso, Brandon Hall ran for 68 yards on 14 carries. Alex Green paced the defense with 14 tackles.

Marist is now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the PFL; Valparaiso fell to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the PFL. The Red Foxes return to action next Saturday in a PFL contest at San Diego. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. Eastern.

Notes: This is Marist’s first three-game winning streak since 2009. … This is Marist’s first 2-0 PFL start in five years in the league. … Marist has now scored defensive touchdowns in back-to-back weeks, as Quarles had run an interception back for a score at Dayton last Saturday. Prior to that, Marist had last scored a defensive touchdown in 2009. … Marist is now 5-0 against Valparaiso in program history. In the five meetings, the Red Foxes have held the Crusaders to 0, 7, 7, 7 and 0 points. … Dating back to the 2011 season, all of Marist’s last nine wins have been by double digits, with the Red Foxes scoring at least 28 points in each contest.

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