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    Apprentice School (0-2, 0-1) at SUNY Brockport (1-1, 0-1)
    Special Olympics Stadium
    Brockport, N.Y. 1 p.m.

    Apprentice Notes

    This is the first meeting in any sport between Apprentice School and SUNY Brockport and the first time the Builders have faced a New York team since 1995 when they met Cortland State.
    Sophomore QB Rameriz Crumbley was named to the ACFC Offensive Honor Roll this week for his performance last Saturday at Frostburg State. He was 10-of-16 for 96 yards and helped lead the Builders to a nearly 13 minute advantage in time of possession.
    The Apprentice School defense has been nothing short of shocking in the first two games as they have allowed a total of 36 yards rushing. Frostburg State had 11 yards for the game, with 10 of those coming in the last quarter. Kean rushed for 25 yards in the season opener.
    Senior Ricky Doles continues to be the jack of all positions for the Builders. He's the leading receiver with 15 catches for 107 yards, leading returner averaging 10 yards per punt return and 38 yards per kickoff return, and the leading punter averaging 29 yards per punt. He earned ACFC Special Teams Honor Roll for this week after a 38 yard kickoff return, two punt returns averaging five yards per and three punts averaging 34 yards per kick.
    Brockport Notes

    Senior QB Bob Darnley had success at home last season. He had three touchdown passes in each of the four regular season home games in the 2003 season.
    Senior DB Troy Anderson, a three-year starter, recorded his 100th career tackle in last week's game at Salisbury.
    SUNY Brockport started out 1-1 two seasons ago but then won six straight and later reached the NCAA's. Three years ago, the Golden Eagles also were 1-1 and stood 1-2 before winning seven straight games and reaching the playoffs.
    Brockport opens the home season this week. The Golden Eagles 10-1 in the last 11 regular season games at Special Olympics Stadium.
    Only two road games remain, and after next week, only one more contest awaits.
    Brockport has never faced Apprentice. This is the second straight week that the Golden Eagles will face an opponent for the first time, and both are new ACFC rivals.
    SUNY Brockport will attempt to keep a streak alive of consecutive home opening victories. The last time Brockport lost a home opener was in 1998 to (then future ACFC rival) Buffalo State, 34-27. The Golden Eagles have won five straight home openers and seven of the last eight.

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    Wesley (1-0) at Buffalo State (0-2)
    Coyer Stadium
    Buffalo, N.Y. 1 p.m.

    Wesley College Notes

    This will be the first meeting between Wesley College and Buffalo State College.
    Senior Captain Rocky Myers was named Atlantic Central Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his contributions in Wesley's 28-27 opening day win over Ferrum College. The senior safety from Bowers Beach, DE, had 17 tackles and a key interception with Ferrum driving for the game-tying touchdown with less than two minutes left in the third quarter. Myers also had one tackle for a loss of three yards.
    Bryan Robinson received Atlantic Central Football Conference Rookie of the Week in his first college game. The true freshman, from Camden, DE, blocked a Ferrum extra-point attempt with 3:20 left in the game to secure Wesley's 28-27 victory. He also had six solo tackles, one assisted and two tackles for a loss of five yards.
    Wesley's shifty tailback Kevin Nelson was named to the Atlantic Central Football Conference Offensive Honor Roll. The Wilmington native and Delcastle graduate rushed for 180 yards on 24 carries scoring two touchdowns. Nelson also caught three passes for 30 yards, one was a one handed grab.
    True freshman Jon Lanouette led the Wolverines in receptions with six for 111 yards in his first college game. Lanouette looked dominating at times at receiver with his 6'4" 247 pound frame often going up against smaller defensive backs. Lanouette's first catch was for 25 yards on 2nd and 14, this helped get Wesley inside the 10 yard line and led to a touchdown that put Wesley ahead 21-14. Lanouette also had two other catches later in the game on third and 19 and third and 20 that led to Wesley first downs.
    The Wolverines finished with 448 yards in total offense in Wesley's game against Ferrum, averaging 7.1 yards per play. Wesley passed for 249 yards adding another 199 on the ground on 37 attempts. The Wolverines recorded 19 first downs, 11 through the air and 8 rushing. Defensively, the Wolverines had one fumble recovery and one interception for 28 yards.
    Buffalo State Notes

    Buffalo State will open its home schedule this Saturday with its first-ever Atlantic Central Football Conference game, against Wesley
    The Bengals lost to No. 12 Ithaca last week, 45-0, as the Bengals committed eight turnovers, and the Bombers exploded for 35 points in a span of 7:05 in the second half
    Perry Taglienti led the Bengals' defense with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery
    Tagilienti leads the team with 23 tackles, including three for losses
    Jeff Shostak leads the Bengals' receiving corps with 11 catches for 88 yards
    Shostak, also the team's kick returner, is averaging 121.5 all-purpose yards-per-game...Buffalo State was 1-4 in home games last season with its lone win coming against Albion, 21-14 in overtime
    After starting with a pair of road games, the Bengals will play four consecutive home games, including conference meetings with Wesley, Frostburg and Salisbury.

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    Salisbury (2-0) at Methodist (1-0)
    Monarch Field
    Fayetteville, N.C. 1 p.m.

    Salisbury Game Notes

    Salisbury (2-0) makes it second road trip of the season with a trip to Fayetteville, NC to face Methodist (1-0) in a non-conference game. The game will be carried live on WICO 1320 AM in Salisbury, and can also be heard via the Internet at www.wicoam.com.
    The Sea Gulls and Monarchs are meeting for the 13th time. The Gulls hold a 7-5 advantage in the series. Methodist has won two of the last three meetings. The teams have met every season since 1991, except for last year. The 2003 game was cancelled due to Hurricane Isabel.
    Salisbury beat Methodist 45-20 in Fayetteville the last time the teams played, in 2002. The Sea Gulls rolled up 477 yards on the ground and 585 yards in total offense in that game. QB Dustin Johnson, a freshman at the time, had 147 yards rushing on 16 attempts and finished with one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown.
    Johnson rushed for 159 yards and one touchdown and passed for 95 yards and two other scores to lead the Sea Gulls past visiting Brockport in the conference opener for both teams last Saturday. The Gulls seized control of the game by outscoring Brockport 23-0 in the second quarter. Senior LB Brad DeHaven led the defense with four sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception. The Gulls limited Brockport to 29 net rushing yards.
    Salisbury is averaging 38.5 points per game through its first two contests, while allowing 17.5 ppg. The Gulls, who finished fifth in the nation in rushing defense last year, are allowing just 23.0 yards per game rushing through two contests. Offensively, the Gulls are averaging 284.5 yards per game rushing and 384.5 yards per game in total offense.

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    Frostburg State (1-0) at Montclair State (1-0)
    Sprague Stadium
    Montclair, N.J. 1 p.m.

    Frostburg State Notes

    Frostburg State meets Montclair State for just the fourth time ever. The Red Hawks have won all three previous meetings, including 27-3 last year in Frostburg.
    Frostburg State looks to go 2-0 for the 12th time in school history. The Bobcats last won their first two games in 1999 en route to an 8-3 finish (5-1 ACFC) and an appearance in the ECAC Southwest Championship game.
    The Bobcats are coming off a 14-0 shutout win over Apprentice, their first since a 13-0 blanking of New Jersey City October 28, 2000.
    Sophomore Jimmy Ward completed 10-of-19 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns (74, 45) in the win over Apprentice. It was just his second collegiate appearance; his first came in a start against Oberlin October 5, 2002 when he completed 1-of-4 passes for three yards as a true freshman. Ward red-shirted last season.
    FSU's defense held Apprentice to 191 yards on 71 plays, a paltry 2.7-yard average. Senior defensive end Kevin Culbert led the effort with a game-high 14 tackles, including 5.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks. He earned Atlantic Central Football Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.
    Freshman linebacker Moses Fokou was named the ACFC Rookie of the Week after an impressive collegiate debut. He made 10 tackles, including one for loss and a half sack, in the shutout win over Apprentice.
    Senior defensive back Turon Kendrick stopped a pair of Apprentice drives with interceptions deep in FSU territory. His first came at the FSU one-yard line in the opening minutes of the third, and his second came at the Bobcat 19 early in the fourth. Kendrick had two interceptions all last season.
    After making just four catches for 40 yards in 2003, junior wideout Gil Bolden snared three passes for 94 yards in the win over Apprentice.
    Apprentice had the ball 36:24 to 23:36 for FSU. The Builders also held a 13-7 advantage in first downs.
    Montclair State is one of three Bobcat opponents ranked in this week's D3football.com poll. The Red Hawks are No. 10, Waynesburg is No. 23 and Salisbury is No. 25. A fourth team, Brockport, was ranked No. 18 last week before suffering a 46-21 defeat at Salisbury this past Saturday.

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  • DJRamFan
    ACFC Football Preview - Week 5
    by DJRamFan
    Salisbury (4-0, 1-0) at Apprentice (1-3, 0-2)
    Apprentice Field Newport News, Va. 1 p.m.

    Salisbury Notes

    Salisbury plays its first conference road game Saturday with a visit to Newport News Apprentice. Game time at Apprentice Field is 1:30 pm, with local radio coverage on WICO 1320 AM in Salisbury and Internet coverage on www.wicoam.com.
    Salisbury and Apprentice have met 10 times previously, with Salisbury holding a 6-4 edge in the series. The Builders won three of the first four meetings between the teams, while the Sea Gulls have won five of the last six, including each of the past two years by identical 31-6 final scores.
    In last year's game, Salisbury blocked four Apprentice kicks, including three punts, and started a 21-point fourth quarter run with a blocked punt returned for a touchdown.
    Junior quarterback Travis Peters, making his first collegiate start, rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns to help the Sea Gulls remain unbeaten with a 54-20 non-conference win over Greensboro at home last week. Peters earned ACFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.
    Junior Leroy Satchell added 82 yards and a touchdown on the ground for Salisbury last week. The Gulls generated 327 yards rushing and 418 total yards.
    Salisbury is averaging 34.5 points per game (2nd best in the ACFC) through four contests, while allowing 14.5 ppg (2nd in ACFC). The Gulls are allowing just 72.2 yards per game rushing (2nd in ACFC) and 255.2 yards per game in total defense (1st in ACFC).
    Apprentice Notes

    The Builders host 23rd-ranked Salisbury University for Homecoming in their first home ACFC contest of the year. This game will be broadcasted on ESPN Radio 1310 in the Tidewater area.
    Freshman Charles McQuerry, making his first career start at quarterback, accounted for two of the Builders' touchdowns on scoring runs of one and nine-yards. He has three of the four touchdowns scored by the Builders on the ground.
    Sophomore Bruce Freeman ran for a career-high 149 yards as the Builders gained 279 on the ground against Chowan. That marked the highest single-game total since Ricky Doles ran for 166 yards against Gallaudet in 2002.
    The Builders enter this week's contest ranked first in the ACFC in Rushing Defense (65.8 ypg) and second in total defense (277.2 ypg).
    Freshman Tony Scott was named ACFC Rookie of the Week with a four tackle, two pass breakup and one interception performance against Chowan.

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    Frostburg State (1-2, 1-1) at Buffalo State (0-4, 0-1)
    Coyer Field Buffalo, NY 1 p.m.

    Frostburg State Notes

    Frostburg State meets Buffalo State for just the third time. Both teams have a win apiece in the brief series. The Bengals claimed the last contest 24-13 in 1985; the Bobcats...
    -09-30-2004, 01:10 PM
  • DJRamFan
    SUNY Brockport at Salisbury Game Preview
    by DJRamFan
    SUNY Brockport (1-0) at Salisbury (1-0)
    Sea Gull Stadium
    Salisbury, Md. 1 p.m.
    September 11, 2004

    Salisbury Notes

    Coming off a 31-14 win at Catholic in last week's season opener, Salisbury opens its home schedule with this week's Atlantic Central Football Conference clash against conference newcomer Brockport.
    Salisbury and Brockport are meeting for just the second time. Salisbury won the only prior meeting in 1985 with a 43-0 shutout of the Golden Eagles. Current Sea Gull defensive coordinator Robb Disbennett was SU's starting quarterback in that game and passed for 172 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
    Despite being just the second week of the season and the first ACFC game for both Salisbury and Brockport, Saturday's game could be pivotal in the conference's 2004 championship chase. Brockport, which has made four straight NCAA playoff appearances, and Salisbury, winner in 16 of 20 games the last two years, have been tabbed as first and second in the ACFC's preseason coaches poll.
    Junior RB Leroy Satchell rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns and the Sea Gull special teams added two punt blocks and a punt return touchdown in last week's non-conference victory at Catholic. Satchell scored on runs of two and 17 yards and sophomore Byron Westbrook scored on a 68-yard punt return as the Gulls built a 21-0 first half lead. Junior Brock Boland's 32-yard field goal pushed the SU lead to 24-6 at halftime. Senior John Hunt's three-yard TD run early in the fourth increased the lead to 31-6 before Catholic added their second touchdown in the closing seconds.
    Salisbury had its nine-game home winning streak snapped in the last game of the 2003 home season with a one-point loss to Shenandoah. That streak had started in the 2001 season and carried over all or part of three seasons. All told, the Sea Gulls have a 13-8 record on home turf during Coach Sherman Wood's first five seasons.
    The Sea Gulls finished with 340 yards in total offense in last week's game, averaging 4.8 yards per play. SU rushed 55 times for 235 yards while adding another 105 yards through the air. The Sea Gulls recorded 15 first downs and finished with a nearly 10-minute advantage in possession time (34:59 to 25:01). Defensively, the Gulls limited Catholic to 242 total yards, and registered three sacks on the afternoon. The Sea Gulls were penalized 14 times for 115 yards.
    Brockport Notes

    Brockport trailed Cortland 17-12 at halftime. But in the third quarter the Golden Eagles had the ball for 13:02 and thus kept the Red Dragons' first defensive unit on the field for all but 1:58 of the quarter. The Golden Eagles scored TDs on three of their four possessions of the third quarter.
    The receiving corps featured new starters but Kevin Beaumont and Mike Mahoney combined for nine catches and 150 yards with a TD.
    Brockport has now won 41 of the last 43 regular...
    -09-07-2004, 01:06 PM
  • DJRamFan
    It's Lobos-Aggies For The 96th Time
    by DJRamFan
    One of the nation's oldest rivalries resumes Saturday as the undefeated New Mexico Lobos meet the New Mexico State Aggies for the 96th time. Kickoff is 6:05 p.m. Mountain Time from University Stadium in Albuquerque. KRQE-TV will televise the game on a delayed basis unless advance ticket sales warrant a live broadcast. An overflow crowd of 40,000 is expected by Saturday evening.

    New Mexico is 2-0 for the first time since 1998 after getting past Missouri 45-35 last Saturday in Columbia. It was the Lobos' second win in six days as they defeated UNLV last Monday 24-22.

    The victory at Mizzou is the 42nd in head coach Rocky Long's career at UNM, pushing him past Roy Johnson as the school's all-time leader. It also put a halt to a pair of dubious streaks: Since 1997, UNM had lost 15 straight road games against non-conference opponents outside the state of New Mexico and UNM had dropped 12 consecutive contests to Big 12 teams on their home turf dating to 1983.

    The Lobos have won seven straight regular-season games (7 of 8 overall if you include the Emerald Bowl loss to Navy) and four in a row at University Stadium.

    New Mexico State is 0-2 following a 39-0 loss at Colorado. The Aggies were held to 181 yards of total offense. Through two games, NMSU has minus-12 yards rushing while allowing 11 sacks. The Lobos have led the Mountain West Conference in sacks five straight seasons and in rushing defense four of the past five years.





    The New Mexico-New Mexico State series dates to Jan. 1, 1894. The schools played six games - from 1894-1911 - before the territory of New Mexico became a state in 1912. The 95 total games makes UNM-NMSU the 35th-longest series in the NCAA record book. Wisconsin-Minnestota is the all-time leader at 114 games.

    The Lobos are trying to start 3-0 for the first time under head coach Rocky Long. Dennis Franchione's 1997 UNM team began 6-0.

    New Mexico was picked to finish 2nd in the MWC in 2005. New Mexico State 6th in its inagural year in the Western Athletic Conference.

    MOORE 55 STEPS FROM THE RECORD BOOK - Senior TB DonTrell Moore needs 55 yards rushing Saturday to become the Lobos' career leader, a record that has stood for 27 years. Moore's 39-game career has produced 3,808 yards, which is already ranks No. 1 in the Mountain West Conference. Former Lobo Mike Williams gained 3,862 yards in 45 games between 1975-78.

    THIRD STRAIGHT RECORD FOR SEASON TICKETS; PRORATED TICKET AVAILABLE - As of Monday morning, a school-record 17,213 season tickets had been sold in 2005. It's the third consecutive year UNM has established a record for season tickets. To put that number in perspective, the Lobos averaged just 15,822 fans per game in 1991. A total of 15,729 season tickets were purchased in 2004. A prorated four-game season ticket is available through this Friday. Prices...
    -09-12-2005, 03:04 PM
  • DJRamFan
    Suny Brockport Football Loses At Salisbury
    by DJRamFan
    Golden Eagles downed in Atlantic Central Football Conference debut


    SALISBURY, MD. -- Junior quarterback Dustin Johnson rushed for 159 yards and one touchdown and added 95 yards passing and two more touchdowns through the air to lead Salisbury to a 46-21 Atlantic Central Football
    Conference victory over SUNY Brockport. The Sea Gulls (2-0 overall, 1-0 ACFC) seized control of the game by outscoring Brockport 23-0 in the second quarter. Brockport falls to 1-1 overall, and 0-1 after playing in the school's ACFC debut.

    With the score tied at 7-7 after one quarter, Salisbury scored on the first play of the second quarter as Johnson connected on a 28-yard TD pass to WR Mark Higgins, capping an eight-play, 80-yard drive. Sophomore RB Francis Bryant extended the lead to 21-7 with a five-yard touchdown run three minutes later.

    Junior Brock Boland added a 37-yard field goal on Salisbury's next possession, pushing the lead to 24-7. Johnson then capped the first half scoring with a 13-yard touchdown run, putting the Sea Gulls ahead 30-7 at halftime. Johnson registered the eighth 100-yard rushing game of his career and amassed his third highest single-game rushing total
    ever.

    Boland's second field goal of the game (28 yards) and a three-yard TD run by Brockport's Jon Brown (Rochester/Greece Arcadia) accounted for the third quarter scoring as Salisbury carried a 33-14 lead into the fourth quarter. The Sea Gulls sandwiched fourth quarter touchdown runs by fullbacks John Hunt (seven yards) and Leroy Satchell (five yards) around a 44-yard TD pass from Brockport QB AJ Covella (Rochester/Spencerport) to WR Matt McCormick (Peru/Peru Central) to account for the final 46-21 margin.

    The Salisbury defense forced four turnovers and recorded five sacks in the game. Chris Barr paced the defense with 10 tackles, while Brad DeHaven and Billy Leinemann added eight tackles each. DeHaven registered four of SU's five sacks and forced two fumbles.

    Salisbury finished with 334 yards rushing and 429 yards in total offense. Junior RB Anthony Johnson added 81 yards rushing and Satchell finished with 71 for the Sea Gulls.

    QB Bob Darnley (North Tonawada/Niagara Wheatfield) led Brockport with 111 yards passing and one touchdown. Covella finished with 92 yards throwing. Brown led Brockport's rushing game with 26 yards. McCormick led the Brockport receivers with six catches for 99 yards. LB John Walther (Dansville) led the Golden Eagles with 11 tackles, including six solo stops.

    SUNY Brockport, which has opened with two straight games on the road, hosts Apprentice in its home opener Saturday, September 18 at 1 p.m.
    -09-13-2004, 12:42 PM
  • DJRamFan
    ACFC Players of the Week - Sept. 25
    by DJRamFan
    Sep 27, 2004
    Press Release posted by ACFC
    Players of the Week

    Offensive POW

    Travis Peters, Salisbury, QB, LaPlata, Md

    Peters averaged 15.8 yards per carry scoring three touchdowns in his first collegiate start as Salisbury defeated Greensboro 54-20. He ran for 158 yards on 10 carries and was 7-of-13 for 91 yards.

    Honor Roll: Bruce Freeman, Apprentice; Adam J. Snyder, Frostburg St.; Ken Busch, Wesley; Jonathan Allen, Buffalo State

    Defensive POW

    John Walther, Brockport, LB, Webster, NY

    Had 14 tackles, broke up a pass and had a tackle for a loss as Brockport held Frostburg State to 56 yards in the second half in a 24-10 conference victory.

    Honor Roll: Chris Lentz, Frostburg St.; Byron Westbrook, Salisbury; Anthony Johnson, Wesley; Olando Robinson, Apprentice


    Rookie of the Week

    Tony Scott, Apprentice, DB, Norfolk, Va.

    He had two pass deflections, an interception in the end zone and four tackles as the Apprentice School defeated Chowan 19-6.

    Honor Roll: Charles Fleming, Salisbury; James Perkins, Buffalo State

    Special Team Player of the Week

    Chris Carlton, Wesley, K, Wilmington, Del.

    The junior placekicker converted on two field goal attempts (32,35) and made four of five extra-point attempts with the miss being on a botched snap as Wesley defeated Kean 40-7.

    Honor Roll: Brock Boland, Salisbury; Arnold Gibbs, Apprentice
    -09-28-2004, 07:31 AM
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