Sports

South Brunswick: SBHS Alumnus Strickland Scores Again To Help Orange Top Central Michigan In Overtime Battle

05d1e4c5b41c3ca792da_4c4848864ef7e4a199d9_Strickland_DontaeCMU2015.jpg
SBHS alumnus Dontae Strckland scampers into the end zone during Saturday's game. Credits: Syracuse University Athletics
6592ac423ed3944f43fb_159a9952071b2e605d53_11888084_10206240586347285_8917931356839450208_n.jpg
Syracuse Orange football player, and SBHS alumnus, Dontae Strickland. Credits: Facebook page photo
05d1e4c5b41c3ca792da_4c4848864ef7e4a199d9_Strickland_DontaeCMU2015.jpg

SYRACUSE, NY – South Brunswick’s own Dontae Strickland found the end zone again Saturday, helping the Syracuse Orange beat Central Michigan in overtime, 30-27 in the Carrier Dome.

Strickland, who logged his first rushing touchdown two weeks ago, took a dump off from quarterback Eric Dungey and bobbed and weaved his way 25 yards for the score in the second quarter of the tightly contested match.

Dungey suffered a helmet-to-helmet hit on the play and left the game.

Sign Up for E-News

Syracuse Head Coach Scott Shafer said that Dungey took “an upper body injury” during the play, but appeared to be okay following the game.

“Eric is doing okay; he’s got an upper body injury. He’s back there laughing and I feel good about where he’s at now,” Shafer told reporters. “We’ll just keep looking at how he’s progressing as we move forward.”

It is the first time since 1991 that the Orange started the season at 3-0.

For the freshman Strickland, it was his first reception for a score and the second time in two consecutive games that he took the ball over the goal line.

Highlight video including Strickland's score courtesy Cuse TV:

 

Strickland was a key part of the Vikings 2015 campaign, helping the team make the championship game against Manalapan.

Did you like this story?

Give us your feedback at ckim@tapinto.net or nwells@tapinto.net.

If you did like it, please share with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter, and don't forget to "Like" our Facebook Page!

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

South Brunswick-Cranbury

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 29, 2:00 PM

Otto Kaufman Community Center, Skillman

Relax, Rejuvenate, Renew

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_655bff643922e36ca526_color_me_flyer_final_cut__3_-page-001

Sat, May 5, 9:00 AM

Sewaren

Color Me Run to End Domestic Violence

Sat, May 5, 8:00 PM

Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood

New Jersey Ballet's An Evening of Romance and ...

Arts & Entertainment

South Brunswick and Cranbury Police Blotter

August 9, 2017

Sponsored by Reilly's Collision Center in Monmouth Junction. Click here and scroll down for the latest updates and alerts from South Brunswick and Cranbury Police.

See the most recent messages from South Brunswick Twp Police Department, powered by Nixle.

Hospital ER Expands as Caseload Jumps to More than 100,000 Annually

April 24, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - More than 100,000 patients come through the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, up from the approximately 40,000 cases that came through the doors less than 20 years ago.

 

"Spaces that were designed for one patient now have had two," said Dr. Robert Eisenstein, the hospital chief of emergency care. Obviously the number of ...

New Brunswick Water Department Workers Guilty in Scheme Costing City $500,000

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Two city Water Department employees have pleaded guilty to charges of falsely reducing water to about 50 different properties in exchange for bribes, costing the city about $500,000, state officials announced.

Joseph “Gordo” DeBonis, 55 of Toms River, a suspended senior account clerk, and William “Billi” Ortiz, 56, of North Brunswick, a meter ...

Gun-wielding suspect drives robbery victim to bank with two young children in tow

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers police are investigating a lunchtime robbery on Tuesday in front of Campbell Hall, 617 George St., on the College Avenue campus, which involved two young children and a trip to a Somerset Street bank.

The victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he was walking near Campbell Hall dorm at 12:30 p.m. when a vehicle, ...

Op-Ed: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a huge blow to the middle-class

April 11, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

Step Outdoors and Into Spring with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County

April 25, 2018

Looking for something to do outdoors? The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is pleased to announce its spring and summer events! There will be opportunities for kids and adults to learn the basics of gardening, for experienced gardeners to sharpen their skills and for bargain hunters to add to their collections.

These events are free of charge and will take place at the EARTH ...

Reps. Watson Coleman, Pallone, Sires and Espaillat Lead Introduction of Commonsense Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) joined co-sponsors Congressmen Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) to announce The Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2018. This legislation would overturn an outdated 1986 law to build a framework of commonsense standards for handgun gun ownership in the United States by creating a federal licensing and ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to improve and protect our environment and don’t mind lifting, bending, and getting dirt under their fingernails.

Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 8,000 acres of Open Space ...