Sunday, September 2, 2012
Week 1 New Haven notebook
: Senior wide receiver Jason Thompson started his season off right against Merrimack. The receiver didn’t have his first breakout game until a Week 3 loss to William & Mary last season. On Saturday he finished with six receptions, 104 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
“It was good to come out here and almost get back to where we were at last year,” he said.
Senior quarterback Ryan Osiecki connected with Thompson on 54-yard pass, the longest of the game.
“We practice hard,” Thompson said. “Right now we’re flowing pretty well, our timing’s down and we just have to keep getting better.
TOMMY TOUCHDOWN: Tom Herd collected his first career pick-six in the first half. He jumped up at the line and grabbed it. Then he dashed to the end zone for the score. He scored a touchdown last season on a fumble recovery.
GETTING THE RUST OFF: Don’t be alarmed by New Haven’s slow start, the Chargers were held to a scoreless first quarter in the first game of the season last year, too. The Chargers trailed West Chester 3-0 after the first in 2011. New Haven won 35-32 in overtime.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Senior wide receiver Jason Thompson grabbed six passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: Senior defensive end Tom Herd had two sacks, an interception and a touchdown.
WATCH: Sights and Sounds right here.
UP NEXT: At Saint Augustine’s in Raleigh, N.C. at 7 p.m.