Courtesy of UofRathletics.com
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Ithaca College rolled to its seventh straight victory by overpowering the University of Rochester, 59-0, at Edwin Fauver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Bombers improved to 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the Liberty League. They are ranked #7 by the American Football Coaches Association and #8 by D3football.com.
Quarterback Joe Germinerio passed for 332 yards and five touchdowns. He was sacked once. IC rolled up 557 yards in total offense – 175 on the ground, 382 through the air. He connected on 22 of 27 passes. He threw two TD passes to Jacob Cooney (an eight-yarder with 15 seconds left in the second quarter and a 19-yarder just 1:02 into the third.
Andrew Vito caught 10 balls for 134 yar4ds and one TD. Michael Anderson had three catches for 95 yards and a score – a 70 yarder late in the second quarter. Will Gladney had an eight-yard TD catch.
In the second half, backup QB Wahid Nabi ran one yard for a touchdown and Dominick Pfisterer scored on a 21-yard run. David Nieto returned an interception 17 yards for a TD for Ithaca with 1:53 left in the second. IC intercepted four passes by Rochester’s Derek Bufano. Nieto had two of the picks, getting them on back to back possessions. He returned the first one for a 17-yard TD with 1:53 left. On Rochester’s second play following the kickoff, he intercepted a pass at the 40. Germinerio completed passes to four receivers – two to Vito totaling 13 yards and back to back passes to Cooney for 18 yards. The second one was an eight-yarder that increased the halftime lead to 35-0.
For Rochester, Jason Cunningham rushed 20 times for 61 yards. Bufano ran six times for 37 yards. He was not sacked. Bufano was 11 of 28. UR ran for 125 yards and passes for 82 more. The Yellowjackets are 0-8, 0-4 in the Liberty League. Rochester has a week off before traveling to St. Lawrence on November 9.
Defensively for Rochester, Joey Moore intercepted a pass in the end zone, broke up one other, and recorded nine tackles. Robert Grant and Adam Huewe had seven tackles. Huewe also recovered a fumble in the first period.