by Wes Caldwell
From kick-off to the closing buzzer, St Joe’s dominated this classic New York rivalry game as Nigel Davis returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown. From that point on Chad Kelly, nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, controlled the game. Kelly could not be stopped, running or throwing, and he devoured the defense of Canisius.
Canisius came out in the second half ready to battle and closed the gap within a touchdown. Kelly, however, sealed the victory with a late rushing touchdown as well as a late running touchdown.
The U.S. Marines presented the MVP award to Chad Kelly and the Great American Rivalry championship trophy to St Joe’s, who chalked up the victory with a final score of 34-20.