LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston football team got off to a fast start against a favored opponent, but Montclair erased an early deficit and went on to beat the Lancers, 33-13, Friday night.
Montclair (4-4) fumbled the opening kickoff and the turnover led to Livingston's first touchdown, as David Cotugno threw a touchdown pass to Luke Nardone on third and five and Spencer Feldman kicked the extra point to give the Lancers (2-6) a 7-0 lead.
Montclair came back with two TDs later in the opening quarter to take a 13-7 lead into the second period.
Livingston drove deep into Montclair territory twice in the second quarter without scoring. An offensive pass interference nullified a Lancers TD, and just before the half ended, Montclair intercepted a Livingston pass in the end zone to snuff out another threat.
Nardone caught another TD pass from Cotugno with 6:47 left in the game after the Mounties had built a 33-7 lead. Cotugno finished with 275 passing yards on 23 completions in 32 attempts, and he also rushed for 41 yards on three carries. Nardone caught six passes for 121 yards. Quinn Devlin led the Lancers in rushing with 102 yards on 23 carries.
On defense, Matthew Bucich, Mike Lillo and Ismail Ibrahim each came up with a sack for Livingston. Will Egner had the most tackles for the Livingston defense with eight stops.