Under playoff-like pressure, Norwich rolls over Windsor


Norwich 33, Windsor 6

WINDSOR – With only three division games, Norwich treated its division opener Friday night at Windsor as if it was a playoff game.

Winless through three weeks, Norwich advanced a step forward toward a sixth straight postseason berth blowing the Black Knights out.

Mike Oralls rushed for 164 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and sophomore quarterback Cole Rifanburg scored on a pair of first-half TD runs. Norwich (1-3) appears to have righted the ship as it crosses the midway point of the 2014 season.

“We talked about playing a complete game and finishing games, and Friday night we controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball,” said Norwich coach Mike Chrystie. “Statistically, I think it proved that.”

As dominant as Norwich played – and it only allowed Windsor 127 yards of total offense – it was a one-score game in the first half. Norwich lost one fumble while it was driving, and a fumbled punt return led to Windsor’s only score to make it 13-6 at halftime.

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