Andrew Notarfrancesco rushed for a career-high 233 yards yesterday to become Catholic's all-time leading rusher as the 11th-ranked Cardinals rolled to a 35-14 win over host Bridgewater. Notarfrancesco, who needed 179 rushing yards to break the record, ran for 177 yards in the first half.
His 8,357 career rushing yards are 55 better than the former record set by Matt Taylor from 1993 to '96. His rushing total yesterday tied the school single-game record set by Taylor in 1996 and Robert Narh in 1988.
Catholic running back Dan Boyle added 137 yards on the ground as the Cardinals rushed for a school-record 371 yards as a team.
Notarfrancesco scored on a three-yard run in the first quarter to give Catholic a 14-7 lead. He capped a five-play, 79-yard drive with a one-yard plunge to boost the Cardinals' lead to 28-7 with 16 seconds remaining before halftime.
Quarterback Derek McGee completed 19 of 28 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns, both to Mike Hunter (Gonzaga).
The Cardinals (9-1, 6-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) clinched the conference championship last week. They will learn who they will face in the first round of the Division III playoffs this afternoon.
GEORGETOWN 49, CANISIUS 6: Senior Rob Belli rushed for three touchdowns and 73 yards to lead the Hoyas in Buffalo.
Belli scored Georgetown's first three touchdowns with a one-yard run and a pair of two-yard runs. Sophomore fullback Aaron Brown caught a six-yard pass from senior quarterback J.J. Mont, and junior wide receiver Gharun Hester grabbed a 17-yard scoring pass to give the Hoyas a 35-0 halftime lead.
Georgetown's defense limited the Golden Griffins to 33 rushing yards while recording three sacks.