After starting off the season 1-6, the Captains have started to mount momentum as they beat William Paterson 42-30 on Nov. 7 for their second straight win. With just one game left in the season, the Captains will have a good chance to end the year on a high note.
The Captains were coming off an explosive 51-39 upset over 18th-ranked Salisbury as they prepared to host William Paterson for their Senior Day.
That offensive effort continued over to the Paterson game as the Captains were able to score halfway through the first quarter following a one-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Tyler Quigley.
Quigley had another incredible day, as he finished with two passing touchdowns for 314 yards. That accomplishment made Quigley only the second CNU quarterback to throw for 300 yards in back-to-back games.
Arsaiah Robinson, the team’s other senior quarterback, also had a great performance with three touchdowns of his own: two on the ground and one through the air.
Each passing touchdown went to a different target: sophomore Kyree Burton, junior Josh Patterson and senior Taylor Loudan—who led the receiving corps with 179 yards and is now just one yard away from having 1,000 on the season.
The Captains offense was rounded out by junior running back Daquan Davis, who finished the game with 94 yards.
The defensive unit was highlighted by a pair of seniors: linebacker Mic Edwards and cornerback Cam Barlow.
Edwards finished the day with eight tackles and a sack, while Barlow’s two interceptions helped him become the all-time record holder for that stat.
Now that they have their first win streak of the season, the Captains will see if they can extend that as they travel to take on the 0-9 Southern Virginia University on Nov. 14.
Although nothing can ever be guaranteed, it is extremely likely the Captains will finish the season with a three-game winning streak.