Flanagan throws three TD passes in Union College football’s 45-0 win over Buffalo State

Union College football head coach Jeff Behrman.

Union College football head coach Jeff Behrman.

SCHENECTADY — After losing starting quarterback Donovan Pacatte in last Saturday’s loss to Utica, the Union College football team bounced back in a big way Saturday against Buffalo State.

Freshman Patch Flanagan threw three touchdown passes in his first career college start, leading the Dutchmen to a 45-0 victory over the Bengals in the Liberty League opener for both teams on Saturday at Frank Bailey Field.

Flanagan completed 10 of 17 passes for 114 yards. His first two touchdown passes came in a six-second span late in the first quarter.

Leading 7-0 on an Ike Irabor 4-yard TD run six minutes into the game, Flanagan threw a 15-yard scoring strike to Nicholas Dunneman. The Dutchmen (1-0 LL, 4-1 overall) then recovered the kickoff at the Buffalo State 28. On the first play, Flanagan threw a 28-yard TD pass to Andre Ross Jr.

Flanagan’s third TD pass was to Jonathan Anderson for 7 yards late in the third quarter.

Irabor scored his second TD of the game on an 11-yard run in the second quarter.

Dunneman took advantage of a bad Buffalo State punt, returning it 20 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

The Dutchmen return to action next Saturday at St. Lawrence.

  • Buffalo State 0 0 0 0 — 0
  • Union 21 7 17 0 — 45
  • Uni — Irabor 4 run (Lau kick)
  • Uni — Dunneman 15 pass from Flanagan (Lau kick)
  • Uni — Ross Jr. 28 pass from Flanagan (Lau kick)
  • Uni — Irabor 11 run
  • Uni — Lau 27 field goal
  • Uni — Anderson 7 pass from Flanagan (Lau kick)
  • Uni — Dunneman 20 punt return (Lau kick)

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ROCHESTER — Dylan Burnett scored a pair of touchdowns to help the Engineers beat the Yellowjackets in the Liberty League opener for both teams.

Burnett, who rushed for 91 yards, scored on a 1-yard run late in the first quarter to give the Engineers (1-0 LL, 3-2) a 7-0 lead.

Rochester (0-1, 1-3) got a 39-yard field goal from Jordan Laudani with five seconds left in the second quarter.

Kevin Hughes gave RPI a 14-7 lead on a 63-yard run in the third quarter. Burnett scored his second TD, a 10-yard run, five seconds into the fourth quarter.

RPI’s final scores came on a 25-yard field goal by Aleksander Maric and a 5-yard TD pass from Jake Kazanowsky to Gil Goldsmith.

RPI visits Buffalo State next Saturday.

  • RPI 7 0 7 17 — 31
  • Rochester 0 3 0 0 0 — 3
  • RPI — Burnett 1 run (Maric kick)
  • Roc — Laudani 39 field goal
  • RPI — Hughes 63 run (Maric kick)
  • RPI — Burnett 10 run (Maric kick)
  • RPI — Maric 25 field goal
  • RPI — Goldsmith 5 pass from Kazanowsky (Maric kick)

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