WORCESTER, Mass. — Two games into its season, and the Union football team isn’t just winning, the Dutchmen are dominating in historic fashion.
A week after opening its season with a 34-point rout of Morrisville State, Union was even more impressive on the road Saturday against Worcester State, putting up the program’s most points in three decades and scoring its most lopsided win in more than 20 years with a 62-13 blowout win.
William Bellamy threw four touchdown passes — three to Robbie Tolbert, one to Andre Ross Jr. — in just more than two quarters of action as Union (2-0) scored its most points since a 66-0 victory against Norwich on Oct. 5, 1991. The 49-point margin of victory was the biggest for the program since a 52-0 win against Rochester on Nov. 6, 1999.
Union outgained Worcester State 514-136, with the Dutchmen racking up 277 rushing yards, while the Lancers were held to minus-2. Michael Fiore ran for 107 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for the Dutchmen, while Ike Irabor needed just seven carries to produce 84 yards and a touchdown.
After a Kyle Wall field goal cut the Union lead to 13-6 early in the second quarter, the Dutchmen proceeded to reel off 49 unanswered points before Worcester State finally reached the end zone in the final minute of the fourth quarter.
Union will be back home next Saturday at Frank Bailey Field to host Springfield.
Union 13 21 21 7 — 62
Worcester St. 3 3 0 7 — 13
U — Irabor 12 run (Lau kick)
WS — Wall 36 field goal
U — Ross 67 pass from Bellamy (pass failed)
WS — Wall 27 field goal
U — Tolbert 13 pass from Bellamy (Lau kick)
U — Irabor 49 run (Lau kick)
U — Tolbert 6 pass from Bellamy (Lau kick)
U — Tolbert 19 pass from Bellamy (Lau kick)
U — Maiz 43 interception return (Gluck kick)
U — Fiore 4 run (Gluck kick)
U — Anderson 2 run (Gluck kick)
WS — Hines 5 pass from Loveless (Wall kick)
RPI PULLS OUT ANOTHER LATE WIN
TROY — For the second week in a row, George Marinopoulos threw a touchdown pass in the game’s final minute to give RPI a dramatic victory, as Saturday he connected with Delano Munoz Whatts for a 4-yard score with 34 seconds left to lift the Engineers past Stevenson, 14-10, at ECAV Stadium.
Marinopoulos finished 14 of 27 for 147 passing yards for RPI (2-0), and added a second-quarter touchdown run in addition to his game-winning pass to Munoz Whatts.
Stevenson 0 3 0 7 — 10
RPI 0 7 0 7 — 14
RPI — Marinopoulos 4 run (MacDougall kick)
S — Campbell 26 field goal
S — Joppy 1 run (Campbell kick)
RPI — Munoz Watts 4 pass from Marinopoulos (MacDougall kick)