ROCHESTER — Ike Irabor scored three touchdowns, and Joseph Ferreira added two as the Union College football team erased an early 10-7 deficit to beat Rocherster 47-19 in Liberty League action on Saturday at Fauver Stadium.
The victory improved the Dutchmen to 2-0 in the league and 5-0 overall. They are tied for first place with Ithaca.
Irabor opened the scoring 1:39 into the game when he scored on a 4-yard run. But the Yellow Jackets (0-2, 0-6) scored the next 10 points on a Dawson Klinger 29-yard field goal and a 2-yard TD run by Derek Bufano.
Ferreira helped regain the lead for the Dutchmen when he scored on a 3-yard run late in the first quarter. Ferreira scored again when he caught a 46-yard TD pass from quarterback William Bellamy.
That ignited a 20-point second quarter. Bellamy hit Griffin Beal for a 13-yard scoring strike with 6:19 left, and Irabor scored on a 3-yard run with 48 seconds remaining. The only blemish in the quarter for Union was when Rochester’s Robert Grant returned a blocked point after attempt 98 yards for a 2-point score after Beal’s TD.
Irabor’s third TD came on a 30-yard run early in the third quarter.
Marcos Rodriguez kicked a pair of field goals in the second half for Union.
Irabor gained 84 yards on 11 carries. Bellamy was 12-for-20 for 224 yards. Andre Ross Jr. caught three passes for 102 yards.
The Dutchmen host St. Lawrence next Saturday at 1 p.m.
Union 14 20 10 3 — 47
Rochester 10 2 0 7 — 19
U — Irabor 4 run (Rodriguez kick)
R — Klinger 29 field goal
R — Bufano 2 run (Klinger kick)
U — Ferreira 3 yd (Rodriguez kick)
U — Ferreira 46 pass from Bellamy (Rodriguez kick)
U — Beal 13 yd from Bellamy (kick blocked)
R — Grant 98 yd PAT return
U — Irabor 3 run (Rodriguez kick)
U — Irabor 30 run (Rodriguez kick)
U — Rodriguez 29 yd field goal
R — Daul 6 pass from Bufano (Klinger kick)
U — Rodriguez 27 field goal
HOBART 41, RPI 27
GENEVA — The Statesmen scored 17 third-quarter points to take a 31-7 lead, and they went on to beat the Engineers.
RPI (1-1, 4-2) scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to make things interesting.
RPI 0 7 0 20 — 27
Hobart 0 14 17 10 — 41
H — Haeffner 13 run (Hackett kick)
RPI — McDonald 12 pass from Kelly (Krishnan kick)
H — Giacobbe 65 pass from Hofmann (Hackett kick)
H — Giacobbe 10 pass from Hofmann (Hackett kick)
H — Krewson 5 run (Hackett kick)
H — Hackett 35 field goal
H — Conley 16 pass from Hofmann (Hackett kick)
RPI — Burnett 2 run (Krishnan kick)
H — Hackett 37 field goal
RPI — Gutowski 15 pass from Marinopoulos (pass failed)
RPI — Walker-Sutton 5 from Marinopoulos (Krishnan kick)