Nov 5th, 2011 @ 2:54 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
VCSU moved to 9-1 on the year with a 25-13 win at Robert Morris University on Saturday.
It was a sluggish first half for the Vikings as the only score they were able to put on the board came form a defensive interception and return for a TD by Troy Still. The first 30 minutes of the game were marked with Vikings penalties and a missed scoring opportunity inside the RMU five yard line. The vikings went for the touchdown and failed when a fourth and goal fade pass was broken up by an RMu defender.
Robbert Morris was largely ineffective on offense as well but got a big play from LaMont Wims when he broke an inside handoff for an 80 yd TD score. Neither team was able to convert the PAT try.
In the second half the VCSU defense played much the same solid game that it had in the first, but the offense was able to get moving. AJ Pfeifer ran for two scores and Ken Eliacin caught a Tommy Zinke play action pass for a score to extend the viking lead to 25-6.
The first score in the second half was set up by the biggest offensive play of the game for the Vikings. LeTheo Proctor pulled in a 48 yd pass from Zinke to set up one of the Pfeifer scores.
Pfeifer and the offensive line then got things going on the ground as the Vikings methodically drove down the field chewing up time on the clock and yards as the Vikes started to pull away.
VCSU iced the game when Pfeifer converted a 4th and goal from four yds out for the final Viking score.
The Vikings have a bye next week and will wait to see how the NAIA playoff picture will sort out over the final weeks of the season. With the win the Vikings are in a good position to have secured a playoff spot.