After a solid win the week before against Albany, Binghamton continued to train hard to become physically and mentally prepared for a game against the Brockport Doggies, a notoriously physical and defensively sound team. Coming into the game with a focus on technique and speed, the Devils were more than ready to execute.
On the first kickoff, Binghamton works their way upfield drawing some key penalties early in the game and holding their own in the scrums against Brockport’s heavy pack. Forcing a turnover minutes into the game, Chet Curtis scores a try and puts Binghamton on the scoreboard early with a score of 5-0. Not long after, Rookie Rory O’Riordan follows up with a try and a conversion from Brandon Healy, giving the devils a comfortable 12-0 lead about 13 minutes into the game. After a close call in the Binghamton 22, Brandon Healy makes a spectacular run upfield for a try and puts the devils up 17-0. Catching Binghamton hot and in the lead, Brockport puts themselves on the board with a try 16 minutes left in the half and setting the score at 17-5. With a quick response, the Ray Henry punches in a try and gives Binghamton another 5 points, and second row Jason McKenna follows up with another two tries for the Devils accompanied by a conversion made by Brandon Healy to end the first half 34-5, Binghamton.
Not letting up in the second half, Binghamton puts up 14 more points within 9 minutes thanks to two exceptional runs made by Conor Horan and Ted DeLorenzo, and two conversions made by flyhalf Brandon Healy. Within minutes, Brockport attempts to stay in the game by putting in their second try, this time accompanied by a conversion, to set the score at 48-12. After some impressive scrumming by Binghamton in the following minutes, the ball is worked upfield into Brockport’s half where a penalty allows Brandon Healy to make a conversion from over 40 meters! Without showing any mercy, Binghamton pounds out another 28 points with a try from Billy Cusack, two tries from eight-man Brian Burke, and a whopping third try from second row Jason McKenna to cap off the game at 79-12.
Showing impressive resolve, Binghamton played an extremely intense and consistent game against Brockport. With a bye week on the way, the Devils plan on working hard for their last conference game in two weeks against Syracuse.