Tusculum football hammers Shorter

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ROME, GA- The Tusculum University football team scored 54 unanswered points including 31-point second quarter en route to a 61-14 victory at Shorter University Saturday afternoon at Barron Stadium. 

The Pioneers (1-1) racked up 510 yards led by quarterback Tommy Pistone who passed 222 yards and three touchdowns while making his TU debut.  Running back Maxwell Joseph rushed for 109 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns for his second straight 100-yard outing against the Hawks (0-2).

The 61-point outburst are tied for the 10th largest offensive output in program history while TU’s 31-point second quarter is the fourth-highest scoring frame ever by a Pioneer squad.

TU senior kicker Joe Defatta was successful on all eight of his extra points and also nailed a 28-yard field goal for his 11 points.   His eight extra points after tied for the fourth-most in the TU record book while his 11 kicking points scored are tied for ninth in Tusculum history.

Defensively, the Pioneers limited Shorter to 252 yards on the day including 62 rushing yards. Tusculum recorded a safety, forced two turnovers and blocked a field goal in the win.

Courtesy: Tusculum Pioneers

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