EAST ORANGE, NJ -- The Livingston football team kept it close for three quarters against a heavily favored opponent on the road before East Orange pulled away for a 35-7 victory on Saturday.

The Lancers (2-5) trailed, 15-7, at halftime and then started the second half with an onside kickoff, which they recovered. Livingston drove inside the East Orange 20-yard line but did not come away with any points.

That was a common theme in a game where Livingston drove deep into East Orange territory several times, but could not quite finish those drives.

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Livingston's only touchdown came in the first half on a pass from David Cotugno to Luke Nardone. Cotugno finished with 14 completions on 25 attempts for 105 yards. Nardone caught five passes for 46 yards. Vincent Napolitano had three receptions for 39 yards in the loss.

Quinn Devlin rushed for 75 yards on 14 carries for Livingston, which had 101 yards on the ground on 25 attempts as a team. East Orange's highly regarded defense held the Lancers to 206 yards of total offense from scrimmage.

Jack Schreiber made an interception and a fumble recovery for Livingston's defense. Max Korfin forced one fumble, and Will Egner and Korfin each made seven tackles.