Oct 27, 2001
MIAMI (AP) - Derek Clayton and Andre Harris each rushed for a touchdown and St. Peter's defense did the rest as the Peacocks won a school-record sixth straight game, defeating Florida Atlantic 19-0 Saturday.
St. Peter's (7-1) hasn't lost since a 28-10 defeat at Duquesne Sept. 8.
Florida Atlantic, in its first season, lost consecutive games - and was shutout - for the first time.
The Peacocks entered with the No. 1 ranked defense in Division I-AA (171 yards a game) and took advantage as the Owls (3-4) started three true freshmen on the offensive line due to injuries. Florida Atlantic totaled 155 yards of offense.
Harris completed eight of nine passes for 119 yards for St. Peter's. Clayton had 69 yards on 17 carries.
Florida Atlantic miscues helped St. Peter's take a 19-0 lead at the half with only one sustained drive.
A fumble by Dekolan James on the Owls' second drive was recovered by Jeran Crawford at the Florida Atlantic 10-yard-line, and led to James Galea's 32-yard field goal.
On the ensuing drive, the ball was snapped over punter Andy Rosas' head giving the Peacocks the ball at the Florida Atlantic 15. Two plays later Clayton scored on a 15-yard run and Galea's kick made it 10-0.
St. Peter's made it 12-0 on a safety when Florida Atlantic quarterback Jared Allen was called for intentional grounding in the end zone, while trying to avoid a sack.
Harris' 2-yard scoring run around right end capped a 10-play, 59-yard drive
and extended the lead to 19-0.