Blue Devils Football Suffers Loss on the Road


Steve McLaughlin

Nasir Smith ran for 127 yards, his fourth game this season over a century mark, and had a touchdown.

Michael Killeen, Staff Writer

The Central Connecticut State University football team fell to a 20-29 loss against conference rival Long Island University on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium in Brookville, New York.

With only two games left to play, the Blue Devils now hold a win-loss record of 1-8 overall in the season, and 1-4 in the conference. Meanwhile, the LIU Sharks walked away with a 2-7 record in the season, and 2-3 in the conference.

The Blue Devils finished the game with 219 passing yards and 182 rushing yards. They also maintained possession of the football throughout the game for a total of five more minutes than the Sharks.

Junior quarterback Romo Williams was still absent from the field, which left Shon Mitchell to continue starting for the team. Mitchell threw 22 completed passes out of 37 attempts, along with two interceptions.

Mitchell will enter the next game, against conference rival Merrimack Warriors, with a passer rating of 96.7. He has a total of 1,064 yards, six touchdowns and seven interceptions for the season.

With a playoff appearance out of the picture, the Blue Devils will play their final home game against Merrimack on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. on Arute Field.