By Thomas Scavetta
Assistant Sports Editor
On Saturday, Oct. 17, the football team (5-2) rushed for 261 yards as they beat Pace University (1-6) 30-7, in a Northeast-10 tilt at Pace Stadium in Pleasantville, N.Y.
Junior running back David White and red-shirt freshman running back Malik Pierre both had field days, combining for 227 total rushing yards. Pierre finished with 22 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown, while White paved the way rushing 18 times for 119 yards. As a team, the Pioneers have now racked up over 200 rushing yards in four games this season.
LIU jumped right out of the gate as junior quarterback Jeff Kidd rifled a 36-yard pass from midfield, which was hauled in by red-shirt junior wide receiver Shane Hubbard to set up shop inside the red-zone. Kidd scored on a four-yard keeper three plays later to put the Pioneers up 7-0.
Kidd and Hubbard were a fierce duo once again as the Oregon native connected with his top receiver for a 16-yard touchdown late in the first half, giving the Pioneers a 16-7 cushion heading into halftime.
In the latter stanza, the Green and Gold continued to dominate and distance themselves from the Setters as they tacked on two more touchdowns, which put the game to bed.
Kidd completed 12-of-27 passes for 209 yards throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. Hubbard and red-shirt sophomore wide out James Higgins were on the receiving end of the two scores. Red-shirt senior h-back Tyler Heuer led all receivers with 107 yards on five receptions.
The Pioneers currently sit in second place in the NE-10 standings just one game behind Assumption College. Head Coach Bryan Collins and his LIU Post squad look to keep the momentum and win their third straight when they travel to West Haven, Conn. on Saturday, Oct. 24, as they square off against the University of New Haven in a NE-10 battle. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.