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Football falls two yards short in 19-13 loss

Football falls two yards short in 19-13 loss

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GREENVILLE, Ill. – A 17 yard scramble by quarterback Jacob Tibbetts fell two yards short as time expired and Minnesota – Morris took a 19-13 win over the football team at Francis Field on Saturday.

Greenville outgained Morris by over 200 yards of total offense in the contest but was hurt by three turnovers and 14 penalties for 155 yards.

Morris got on the scoreboard first, hitting a 37 yard field goal in their third possession to hold a 3-0 lead after the first quarter.

Jacob Battaglia came up with a 45 yard touchdown run on Greenville’s first possession of the second quarter.

Morris blocked a punt that they turned into a safety and scored a late touchdown in the second quarter to lead 11-7 at halftime.

Greenville scored on a five yard touchdown pass from Tibbetts to Samuel Northey with 1:40 remaining in the third quarter to establish a 13-11 lead.

Morris converted a touchdown and two point conversion with 5:02 remaining in the game to give them the six point margin of victory.

Hamid Camara carried the ball 20 times for Greenville as he racked up 105 rushing yards.

Tibbetts was 5-of-10 for 53 yards passing and one touchdown.

Chase Stamatis caught four passes for 60 receiving yards.

The Greenville defense was led by Nicholas Morrow with seven tackles.

Greenville sacked the quarterback three times in the contest.

The Panthers (0-2, 0-1 UMAC) travel to Iowa Wesleyan for a 1 p.m. kickoff next Saturday.

This story was published on September 12, 2015

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