Calvin, Wily return picks for scores, Wagner tops LIU 37-26

Oct 21, 2022, 7:43 AM | Updated: 7:46 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Coby Calvin and Junior Wily returned interceptions for touchdowns and Wagner picked up its first win of the season with a 37-26 victory over Long Island University on Friday night.

Zachary Palmer-Smith staked Wagner (1-6, 1-2 Northeast Conference) to a 7-0 lead on the Seahawks’ first possession, capping a 10-play, 74-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.

Wagner took a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter when Calvin returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown. The Sharks cut their deficit to a point after Pat Bowen scored on an 8-yard run and Michael Coney missed the extra-point kick.

Naiem Simmons caught on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Nick Kargman and Wagner led 21-13 midway through the period. The teams traded field goals before halftime.

Coney’s second field goal pulled LIU (0-7, 0-3) within 24-19 early in the third quarter, but Rickey Spruill capped a 12-play, 72-yard drive with a 1-yard scoring run and Wagner led 30-19 with 5:55 left in the period. The Seahawks’ final score was a 52-yard pick-6 by Wily with 10:09 left in the game.

Derek Green passed for 232 yards but threw three interceptions for LIU. Backup QB Luca Stanzani had a 10-yard touchdown toss to Owen Glascoe, who totaled 130 yards on 10 receptions.

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