BABSON PARK, Fla. – Florida Memorial University had arguably its toughest offensive outing of the 2020 season Saturday, seeing multiple drives either halted abruptly or gradually fizzle as it fell 56-7 to host Webber International University on the Warriors Turf Field.
FMU was able to get on the board in a fairly grand fashion with 40 seconds remaining in the game.. After pinning the Webber International offense deep in its own territory and forcing it into a three-and-out, Lions freshman linebacker Logan Lockhart got through the line and blocked the ensuing punt, allowing FMU to fall on the ball in the end zone for a touchdown.
It was Florida Memorial's first special teams touchdown in modern-era program history and allowed the Lions to set a new season-high for points scored after freshman kicker Victor Barbosa made the extra point attempt following the touchdown.
Unlike the previous two weeks, Florida Memorial's offense struggled to find its footing Saturday. FMU manufactured just five first downs, finished with just eight rushing yards, and 121 passing yards. It also didn't help that the Lions threw six interceptions against a Warriors defensive secondary that had shown itself to be susceptible to giving up big plays in the passing game.
Freshman receiver Corey Stanley was the most productive Lion Saturday, finishing with 69 receiving yards on four catches while also accounting for the team's longest offensive play of the day – a 45-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
Florida Memorial only trailed the Warriors 7-0 at the end of the first quarter but saw its deficit balloon to 35-0 by halftime. Webber International tacked on three more scores in the second half, including an interception return for a score early in the third quarter
FMU (0-3, 0-1 Sun Conference) will host its first home football game in over 62 years this Saturday (Oct. 3) at Traz Powell Stadium,
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