April 28, 2012

Defense Dominates In Brown’s Annual Spring Football Game

Providence, RI -  Defense dominated the annual Brown football's annual Brown-White Spring Game, with the Brown Team taking a 16-0 victory over the White Team behind interception returns for a touchdown by Adam Pelzer '13 and Matthew Billeci '14.

 

The Brown Team, coached by Joe Leslie, opened the scoring when Pelzer picked off a pass and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown midway through the first quarter for a 6-0 advantage.  Henry Baker '15 booted a 23-yard field goal with 40 seconds left in the quarter to put the Brown Team ahead, 9-0.

 

Billeci gave the Brown Team a 16-0 advantage when he intercepted a pass and returned it 71 yards for a touchdown with 7:02 left in the second quarter.

 

The second half had several goal-line stands by the Brown Team defense, keeping the White team off the scoreboard.

 

Billeci, Pelzer and Anthony Franciosi '13 each registered six tackles and an interception for the Brown Team. Courtlandt Clavette '15 also registered an interception.

 

The White Team was led by Brad Herzlich '14, who made eight tackles, and Caleb Cragle '15, who had five tackles, including one for a loss.

 

The Bears will open the 2012 season on the road against Holy Cross on September 15, and host Harvard at Brown Stadium on September 22, in a game expected to be played under the lights.

 

Scoring Summary

 

First Quarter

BROWN – Adam Pelzer 32 interception return (run failed)              8:59                 6-0

BROWN – Henry Baker 23 FG                                                         0:40                 9-0

 

Second Quarter

BROWN – Matthew Billeci 71 interception return (Baker kick)      7:02                 16-0

 

Third Quarter

No Scoring

 

Fourth Quarter

 

OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

Passing –

Brown Team:  Marcus Fuller 10-17, 79 yards

 

White Team: Nicholas Lawley 12-18, 108 yards; John Ryan 1-5, 6 yards

 

Rushing –

Brown Team: Jeffrey Izon 11-33 yards; Blane Kleinrichert 5-33 yards; Jordon Reisner 1- -4 yards; Marcus Fuller 3- -10 yards

 

White Team: Nicholas Mizaur 10-23 yards; Robert Grebenc 9-19 yards; Cody Taulbee 5- 4 yards; Tellef Lundevall 1-7 yards; Jordan Evans 1- -2 yards; John Ryan 3- 2 yards

 

Receiving:

Brown Team: Reiley Higgins 3-27 yards; Jeffrey Izon 1-7 yards; Jordan reisner 2-9 yards; Andrew Hansen 1-8 yards; Brian Strachan 1-4 yards; Andrew Marks 1-13 yards; Alex Phelan 1-1 yard.

 

White Team: Jordan Evans 3-19 yards; Tellef Lundevall 2-15 yards; Stian Romberg 2-13 yards; Robert Grebenc 1-8 yards; Alex Viox 3-41 yards; Alex Harris 1-6 yards

 

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Brown Team:  Ben Noury 1 UT; Matt Shannon 4 UT, 1 AT; Emory Polley 2 UT; Anthony Franciosi 4 UT, 2 AT, 1int.; Adam Pelzer 4 UT, 2 AT, 1 TL; 1 int.;  Matthew Billeci 5 UT, 1 AT, 1 Int.; Chad Ginsburg 3 AT; Dillon Ingham 1 UT, 2 AT, 1 TL, 1 sack; Reed Watne 2 UT, 2 ATR; Courtland Clavette 3 UT, 1 int.; Davis Feder 1 UT, 3 AT; Brett Polacek 1 UT; John Bumpus 2 UT, 1 AT.

 

White Team: AJ Cruz 1 UT, 2 AT; Dan Casey 2 AT, 1 TL; Patrick O'Neill 1 UT; Caleb Cragle 3 UT, 3 AT, 1 TL; Adewole Oyalowo 2 UT; Stephen Zambetti 2 UT, 1 TL, 1 sack; Chelsey Brooks 1 AT; Brad Herzlich 4 UT, 4 AT; Xavier Russo 2 UT; Zach Sparber 1 AT; Ross Walthall 1 UT; 1 sack; Patxi Colbern 1 UT, 1 sack