Nov. 4, 2006
LANCASTER - Ursinus's Aaron Harper, both with his arm and his feet, had a huge day Saturday in helping the Bears trounce Franklin & Marshall 42-10 in Lancaster.
Harper gained 219 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns, his longest run was 69 yards. Through the air, he competed a 34-yard halfback pass for a touchdown in leading the 7-2, 3-2 squad.
It was a game F&M actually led 7-0 and 10-7. Matt Mondonedo scored from five yards out to cap off a nine-play, 70-yard opening drive from F&M.
Ursinus fumbled the ensueing kickoff and it appeared F&M would add to the lead, but a Kyle Turner pass was picked off and Ursinus got back on track.
They tied the game just two plays later when Harper burst 47 yards for the tying TD.
F&M got their final lead when Paul Sousa booted a 24-yard field goal to end a 10 play, 58-yard drive.
From there, however, the visitors scored 35 unanswered points, 28 of them before half time.
Josh Hannum caught two consecutive scoring passes - one from Harper and the other from QB Ted Wallingford. Harper then added a 69-yard run for a score before Hannum caught his third TD pass of the day from Wallingford before half.
In the second half, Brandon Evans caught a 43-yard TD pass from Wallingford to end the scoring.
F&M quarterback Turner was 24-50 with three interceptions and one TD on the day, He threw for 297 yards.
The loss ended all playoff hopes for the Dips, who will end their season next Saturday at Gettysburg.