October 2013

Linebacker excels in losing effort

headshot_1_Chaz_Robinson__2013_Linebacker Chaz Robinson (Sr./Hampton, Va.) became the new Saint Augustine’s University career tackles leader in a 35-17 CIAA football loss to 16th-ranked Winston-Salem State University at Gregson Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Robinson broke the record on Winston-Salem State’s first drive of the game. He needed only three tackles to set the mark. The CIAA tackles leader now has 374 career tackles after finishing with a game-high 13 against the Rams. Robinson surpassed former standout linebacker Kevin Jones, who is now the St. Aug safeties coach. The 2006 CIAA Defensive Player of the Year, Jones held the previous record of 363 tackles.

Robinson led a St. Aug defense which held the potent Rams’ offense to zero touchdown passes for the first time this season. The Rams led 7-3 lead at halftime, but outscored the Falcons 28-14 in the second half to pull away.

Maurice Lewis scored three touchdowns and Joshua Glisson ran for two scores to lead the Rams. Alex Munro (Sr./Ashburn, Va.) threw touchdown passes to Jordan Turkvant (R-Soph./Orangeburg, S.C.) and Jermaine Jones (R-Sr./Wilmington, N.C.) in the fourth quarter for the Falcons.

Lewis scored on a 40-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 WSSU lead in the first quarter. Led by Robinson and defensive tackle ¬†Shonquesz Nelson¬†(Sr./Lake City, S.C.), the Falcons defense kept the Rams’ offense in check the rest of the first half. Nelson finished with seven tackles including three sacks.

Michael Lima (R-Jr./Miami, Fla.) put the Falcons on the scoreboard with a 46-yard field goal late in the second quarter which cut the Rams’ lead to 7-3 at halftime. The kick tied the record for the longest field goal in school history. He shares the mark with teammate Alex Tucker (Sr./Union, S.C.), who kicked a field goal from the same distance against the Rams in 2010.

The Falcons (3-4 overall, 2-2 CIAA Southern Division) moved the ball against the nation’s top-ranked Division II defense in the first half. They drove inside the Rams’ territory three times including the seven-yard line but an interception in the end zone ended that drive.