Gallaudet used a solid offensive attack and held off any Alfred State attempts to rally as they spoiled the Pioneers Homecoming with a 35-19 victory. The Bison scored in each quarter and accumulated 447 total yards.
The Bison scored quickly on their first two possessions of the game. Joell Dixon found the corner and rushed 66-yards for a score just 2:01 into the contest. Darrion Green made it 14-0 with 6:36 left in the opening quarter when he rushed in from 12-yards out.
The Pioneers answered back with two scoring drives in the 2nd quarter to cut the lead to 14-13. Kiegan Brown (Cortland) rushed in from 30-yards out to cap a three-play 50-yard drive. Just over seven minutes later with 3:18 remaining in the half, Eli Frantz (Swansboro, NC) connected with Gavin McCumskey (Middlesex/Marcus Whitman) on a five-yard scoring play.
The Bison put together a nine-play, 75-yard drive in the closing minutes of the half to head into halftime with a 21-13 lead. Green caught a 27-yard pass with 36 seconds left from Timel Benton.
Benton made it 28-13 on the Bison's first drive of the 2nd half when he rushed in from eight-yards out. Neither team could get any more points on the board until Benton connected with Dylan Mento on a 36-yard pass play on 4th down to add some insurace with just 3:23 remaining.
Frantz connected with Willerm Greffin (Brooklyn/South Shore) for a 35-yard touchdown strike with 1:31 remaining but the Bison recovered the ensuing on-side kick to end the game.
Frantz finished 17 for 23 for 169 yards and two scores while Brown recorded his second straight 100-yard game finishing with 105 yards on 13 carries. Greffin led the receivers with five catches for 58 yards.
Benton was 6 for 10 for 172 yards and two scores and rushed for 48 yards and a score. Dixon rushed for 89 yards on seven carries.
Mason Gooch led the Bison with eight tackles while Tony Libit had seven tackles and a sack.
Gallaudet finished with 447 yards (275 rushing and 172 passing) while the Pioneers had a season high 336 yards (167 rushing and 169 receiving).
The Pioneers hit the road next weekend for a ECFC clash with Anna Maria.