MADISON, N.J. – Playing at FDU-Florham has been favorable for King's recently as the Monarchs won two of the last three times they made the trip to the school entering Friday's game.
But the Devils always seem to play their best when they play on Friday nights.
And that's what happened on Friday as the Devils piled up 446 total yards at Shields Field and got the best of King's, 30-14 dropping the Monarchs to 0-3 on the season.
FDU took advantage of a big third quarter when it outscored the Monarchs 20-0 to open a 23-0 lead at halftime and using its running game as Jon Bennett hit the 100-yard mark in the first half with touchdown runs of 72 and 21 yards.
The Monarchs got on the board in the third quarter taking advantage of a fumble recovery by the Devils to open the second half. Judens Goimbert capped off the two-play, 17-yard drive with a 10-yard TD run to trim the lead to 23-7. But FDU answered back with another TD to go up 30-7.
Goimbert (6 rushes for 18 yards, 2 receptions for 19 yards) added a receiving score from Tyler Hartranft (13-for-28, 137 yards, 2 touchdowns) in the fourth quarter. Kyle McGrath broke 100 yards rushing for the second time this season rumbling for 114 on 23 carries.
Santos threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns and Anthony Fruncillo had a big game receiving for the Devils hauling in eight catches for 154 yards and a score.
FDU-Florham 30, King's 14
FDU – Mike Georgetti 40 field goal 12:58
FDU – Jon Bennett 72 run (Georgetti kick) 14:49
FDU – Bennett 21 run (kick failed) 9:26
FDU – Fruncillo 11 pass from Mike Santos (Georgetti kick) 1:19
KING'S – Judens Goimbert 10 run (Kevin Mulvihill kick) 11:08
FDU – Ted Cebulski 9 pass from Santos (Georgetti kick) 3:13
KING'S – Goimbert 14 pass from Tyler Hartranft (Mulvihill kick) 13:56
RUSHING – King's, Kyle McGrath 23-114, Judens Goimbert 6-18, Tyler Hartranft 10-16, TEAM 1-(minus-3); FDU, Jon Bennett 11-114, Fruncillo 5-32, Craig Kimbrough 9-21, Santos 4-12, Frank Trivigno 4-7, Tanner Ogilivie 1-3.
PASSING – King's, Hartranft 13-28-2-137; FDU, Mike Santos 22-30-0-257, Anthony Fruncillo 0-1-1-0.
RECEIVING – King's, Steve Duncan 4-26, Jordan Buford 2-29, Adam Kudlacik 2-26, Goimbert 2-19, Dan Kempa 1-21, Matt Henry 1-10, Darren Mitchell 1-6, Josh Sanders 0-0, McGrath 0-0; FDU, Fruncillo 8-54, Ted Cebulski 5-71, Bryan Soletto 3-21, Kimbrough 3-(minus-5), James Ognibene 1-10, Bennett 1-3, Edwin Lara 1-3.
INTS – King's, Dakota Edwards; FDU, Shane Roland, Mickey Weiks.
MISSED FIELD GOALS – King's, Mulvihill (21)