By Lee Finkelstein
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The Kutztown University football team earned a much needed win on the road Saturday against Millersville. The Golden Bears took a 31-0 lead at halftime, and finished the game beating the (1-8) Marauders 45-9 at Chryst Field at Biemsderfer Stadium.
Kutztown running back Curtis Wortham had a 91-yard kick return in the game, as well as having three touchdowns for the game. Wortham’s two rushing scores brings his career total to 22, moving him into fourth place in Kutztown history.
He passed Bruce Harper’s mark of 21 set in 1976. Wortham needs one more to tie Paul Magistro for third, and also needs 82 yards to be the 11th player in school history to reach the 2,000-yard mark.
KU did not turn the ball over at all for the entire game. Tyler Pratt and Lance Deane Jr. each had their first career interceptions. Captain Zach Greenwald picked up a fumble and ran 22 yards for a touchdown.
“Our ability to hold onto the football, not turn the ball over, and also create some turnovers defensively played a significant role in our success today,” head coach Drew Folmar said. “Our kids came out and played hard from the beginning, and were able to maintain that momentum throughout the entire game.”
Folmar must have felt right at home playing at his alma mater. As an offensive coordinator, he faced Millersville four times, but this was his first meeting against them as a head coach.
“It’s always different when you play your alma mater, but at the end of the day, it’s just another team, and I’m proud of our kids and the way they played today,” he said.
Sophomore quarterback Josh Luckenbaugh started his second consecutive game for the Golden Bears. He threw for 205 yards, which included a successful pass for a touchdown.
Kutztown’s defense held Millersville to less than 100 passing yards for the third season in a row. Millersville’s 82 passing yards were a season-best for the Golden Bears.
After touchdowns by Kutztown’s Darrell Scott, Curtic Wortham and Ian Sadon as well as a career long field goal for kicker Nathan Fehr the team closed out the game and received the win.
Kutztown will play their last game on the road with a contest against Eastern Division opponent Lock Haven University. Kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 9 is set for 1 p.m.