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  • PSAC Football Preview - Week 5

    (September 22, 2004)


    For the first time in 2004, all 14 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football teams will be in action as league play begins. For the remainder of the regular season, six games will pair divisional match-ups and there will be one Eastern Division vs. Western Division crossover contest.

    This week's crossover game pits Indiana (Pa.) at Bloomsburg, a battle of two teams ranked in the D2Football.com poll. IUP is ranked 19th, down one spot following its bye week, while Bloomsburg re-enters the poll at No. 25. Shippensburg has the highest designation in the poll at No. 13, up two spots from a week ago. East Stroudsburg climbed from No. 25 to No. 21. In the American Football Coaches Association poll, Shippensburg is ranked No. 10 (No. 12 last week), followed by IUP at No. 20 (18) and East Stroudsburg at No. 23 (25).

    In addition to PSAC divisional titles, in 2004 conference teams will be competing for one of six playoff spots awarded to teams in the NCAA Northeast Region. This year's playoffs have been expanded to allow eight more participants - two each in the nation's four regions - allowing a total of 24 Division II schools to take part in the postseason. The first regional polls are scheduled for release on September 27.

    Following is a brief preview of this week's action:

    Saturday, September 25

    West Chester (2-2) at Cheyney (1-3) - 1 p.m.

    West Chester owns a commanding 36-1-1 record against Cheyney and has not lost to the Wolves since 1979... WEST CHESTER enters the final game of a five-game road trip to start the season... Last week the Golden Rams were respectable in a 24-6 loss to defending Division I-AA national champion Delaware... RBs Osagie Osunde (60.8 ypg) and Brent Steinmetz (58.2 ypg) lead the ground game... Brandon Simmons and Matt Chambers have led the receiving corps with 18 and 12 catches, respectively... The West Chester defense yielded an average of 250 yards in the team's two wins... The group is headed by LB Dan Faubel (30 TT, 4 TFL) and SS Isaiah Harrison (29 TT, 2 TFL, 2 INT)... CHEYNEY was undaunted from its worst loss in school history two weeks ago and rebounded to post a 6-0 win over West Virginia State last week... The Wolves got a special effort from LB Cavanaugh Nweze, who had 12 TT, including the key stop on fourth and goal to thwart the best WVS scoring opportunity... Nweze leads the team with 33 TT... DB Orlando Payton has 19 TT and a team-high 3 PB... RB Tyrone Bryant hopes to see action after playing only in the season opener (153 yds vs. Lock Haven)... WRs Jamal Clark (16 rec) and Charles Johnson (10) are other key threats.

    Slippery Rock (2-2) at Lock Haven (1-3) - 1 p.m.

    Slippery Rock has won every game played in the series since 1981 with the exception of a 21-21 tied in 1988... Last year The Rock came out on top, 24-13... SLIPPERY ROCK has overcome a deceiving 0-2 start to win the last two weeks... In its most productive offensive effort to date, SRU racked up 409 yards in a 49-14 win over Fairmont St. last week... RB Josh Kniess posted three straight 100+ yard games to start the year before limited action last week... He ranks 4th in the league in rushing... Corey Manfull kept the team's streak alive by rushing for 129 yards on 18 carries last week... HB Brandon Richardson and WR Luke Wetzell are the team's top receivers with 10 and 9 catches, respectively... The Rock ranks third in the PSAC with 246 ypg allowed and has not allowed more than 220 yards against any of their DII opponents... They have also posted 35 TFL, four each from LB Justin Poorbaugh, DE Mike Jennings and DL Brian Godfrey... LOCK HAVEN has dropped three straight games after its lidlifter win over Cheyney... The Bald Eagles struggled in a 54-0 loss at Bloomsburg last week, gaining just 65 yards of total offense while surrendering 498... Lock Haven has played much better at home, though, outscoring opponents by a combined 55-47 margin opposed to its 116-7 disadvantage on the road... The main weapon on offense is RB Maurice Walker who is 8th in the league with 89.0 yards per game and has added 7 receptions for 69 yards... WR Rafael Smith has 10 catches for 136 yards and 3 scores... The defense DB David Show has 33 TT and one INT, while DL Brad Sones boasts a team-best 5 TFL.

    Edinboro (2-1) at Shippensburg (4-0) - 1 p.m.

    These two teams were picked by the coaches in the preseason to finish in the top two spots in the Western Division... Shippensburg was Edinboro's only blemish in Western Division play last year, winning an exciting 40-34 battle... Shippensburg has won six of the last seven match-ups, including three straight... EDINBORO has rebounded from an opening season loss to East Stroudsburg to win its last two games by a combined 102-33 margin... Edinboro outscored W. Va. Tech and Tiffin by a combined 88-0 during the first half of those contests... Tailback Andre Burke is second in the PSAC in rushing and leads the league with 14 ppg... QB Justin Bouch is 5th in the league in passing yardage and throws primarily to WR Justin Lipscomb, who ranks 4th in receiving yards and 6th in receptions... The defensive strength lies in the LBs... Dylan Wessell and Seth Fragale both rank among the league's top 10 tacklers and Wessell has 2 FF... DB Chris Avery (4 PB) has helped fill the void while FS Raji El-Amin has missed action due to injury... Edinboro is 4th in DII by allowing just 45 ypg via the rush... SHIPPENSBURG is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1993... The Red Raiders attribute much of their success to FB John Kuhn who rushed for a career-high 234 yards and totaled 58 more on 3 catches in a 49-27 win over Millersville... His total was just over half of the team's 418 rushing yards on the day... Shippensburg's rush offense should be a good gauge of Edinboro's defense as it leads the league in rushing with 277.8 ypg and ranks second in total offense with 457.2 ypg... The Red Raiders are stout on defense as well, leading the league in points allowed (11 ppg) and ranking third against the rush (63 ypg)... Six players have between 16 and 25 tackles... LB Chris Leonetti and DE Ryan Hoffman each have 6 TFL... Hoffman has 4.5 sacks on the year... The team has a PSAC best 14 sacks.

    Millersville (1-2) at East Stroudsburg (3-0) - 1:05 p.m.

    East Stroudsburg has won the last three meetings, including a 28-24 triumph last season... MILLERSVILLE hung tough with Shippensburg through the first 22 minutes, but the Red Raiders rattled off 21 straight points to close out the half and eventually downed the homestanding Marauders by a 49-27 count... QB Dan Csencsitz continues to lead the charge... He completed 72.2 % of his passes last week for 304 yards and 2 TD... He has thrown for no less than 264 yards in each of Millersville's games this year and heads up the PSAC in passing yardage per game... WRs Omar Sanders, Andy Neupauer and Ryan Clift all average over 6 catches per game... LB Joe Hollister leads the team with 36 tackles and DL Chuck Koch tops Millersville with 3 sacks... EAST STROUDSBURG will try to match Millersville's passing game with one of its own... QB Jim Terwilliger is 2nd in passing efficiency and passing ypg... Terwilliger's favorite targets are WR Tim Strenfel (1st rec yds; 2nd rec), WR Evan Prall (8th rec, 10th rec yds) and FB Anthony Carfagno (9 rec, 149 yds)... The Warriors big-play defense is led by LBs Matt Rapa and Henry Breckenridge, as well as CB Matt Crispell, the league INT leader (4)... ESU has not started a season 4-0 since 1976.

    Mansfield (0-3) at Kutztown (2-1) - 1:05 p.m.

    Mansfield ended a nine-game losing streak to Kutztown with last season's 45-24 win... MANSFIELD has led or been tied at the half in its last two games, but its opponents have gone on to outscore the Mountaineers, 41-10, in the second half of those games... Coming off a bye, Mansfield did get some encouragement in the passing game two weeks ago against Clarion... The Mountaineers threw for 215 yards after hitting for just 67 combined yards through the first two games... WR Joe Bennett has caught 12 passes for 126 yds and 2 TD... RB Earnest McNeal is averaging 63 ypg on the ground and hopes to regain the form that he displayed last year in rushing for a school-record 1,684 yards... The defense has 11 players with double-digit tackles, led by LB Andre Turner with 25... KUTZTOWN, like Mansfield, is coming off a bye week... The Golden Bears have won two straight after opening the season with a 35-0 loss to Shippensburg... In its most recent action, RBs Tony Bria (117 rushing yds) and Stephen Gammage (77 yds) spearheaded a 28-20 win over Lock Haven... Bria ranks 9th in the league in rushing... WR James Brooks (12 rec, 141 yds) teams with All-PSAC East wideout Trevor Smith (60 rec, 843 yds, 7 TD in 2003) to ignite the aerial attack... Kutztown's defense has improved in its last two contests, giving up just 201 rushing yards and 34 points... That unit gets a lift from LBs Drew Hicks (30 TT, 4 TFL) and Yusef Turner (19 TT, 6 TFL).

    IUP (2-1) at Bloomsburg (2-1) - 3 p.m.

    IUP has won seven of the last eight against Bloomsburg, including last year's wild 42-40 outcome in which the Indians overcame three two-touchdown deficits and survived a late flurry by the Huskies... IUP, coming off a bye week, has been on an emotional rollercoaster in its last two contests... The Indians hammered highly touted Nebraska Omaha on the road, 42-21, before returning home and suffering one of its worst-ever losses, a 52-19 setback to nationally ranked Catawba... IUP has not lost on the road since the first game of 2002, a string of 10 straight games... The key offensive component has been RB Mike Jemison, who ranks 5th in the PSAC in rushing and has rushed for over 100 yards in 11 of his 12 games at IUP... QB Kevin Weidel throws for 209.7 ypg and (4th) and has big-play WR Joe Slappy (12 rec) and LeRon McCoy (11 rec) at his disposal... The defense is a quick one, led by DE Kirby Griffin (20 TT, 7 TFL, 5 Sk) and LB (brother) Kris Griffin (16 TT, 5 TFL, 2 Sk)... BLOOMSBURG recovered from a 48-10 setback to Shippensburg two weeks ago to dominate Lock Haven, 54-0, last week.. The Huskies outgained LHU, 498-65 in total offense, including a 431-49 advantage on the ground... They just missed having a trio of 100-yard rushers as Mike Ceroli (19-156), Julius Brown (16-122) and Jamaar Brittingham (12-95) carried the load... QB Jack Lydic threw for 22 TDs, including 5 against IUP, last season, but has managed just one scoring toss so far in 2004... LB Rodney Johnson leads the team with 19 TT and 2 INT... Minus the Shippensburg game, Bloomsburg has yielded just 17 points on the season... This is Bloomsburg's fourth straight game against a PSAC-West school to start the season, and fifth overall dating back to last season's finale vs. IUP.

    California (3-0) at Clarion (2-2) - 6 p.m.

    California ended a four-game slide to Clarion with last year's 13-7 win... CALIFORNIA's undefeated march has been impressive, as it has outscored opponents by an average of 46 to 18 ppg... An offense that was lacking in 2003 seems to be a strength this season... The team has already racked up 19 TD on the season, just one shy of its 2003 total... Every "skill" position has been solid, headed up by PSAC leading rusher Antoine Bagwell (167 ypg, 6 TD)... WRs Garvin Graves and Claude Whittaker have both caught 16 passes, and both rank among the league's top six in yardage and catches... QB Joe Ruggiero completes 62.3% of his passes and has an efficiency rating of 158.3 (3rd)... The defense has an amazing 40 TFL, with nine players with at least 3... LB Brian Oddi has a team-best 23 TT... The Vulcans rank 3rd (38.3 ypg) in the country in rush defense and 4th (199.7 ypg) in total defense... CLARION, like last year, has been in some close games... None of the team's contests have been outside a two-TD margin... After dropping its first two game, the Golden Eagles now ride a two-game win streak... The most points Clarion has allowed this year was 25 at Kutztown, but 3 of the TDs allowed that day were scored by Kutztown's offense or special teams... The defense has been a strength, as Clarion matches Cal's 40 TFL on the year and is tied for the league lead with 10 INTs... Standouts include LB Zach Gourley (6 TFL), DL Ben Heisel (8 TFL, 2 Sk) and two-time West Defensive Player of the Week DB Dwaon Woodard (18 TT, 2 INT, 7 PB)... Woodard also leads the league in punt returns with a 17.6 yard avg... The offense relies on the running game, particularly Marcus Lowe, who is tied for sixth in the league... Glenn Lovelace (32 ypg) is another threat... TE Dan Tucker has a team-best 9 receptions.

    Number of the week:

    26 - Number of TD receptions Mansfield WR Joe Bennett has in 30 career games with the Mountaineers.

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  • DJRamFan
    PSAC Football Preview - Week 2
    by DJRamFan
    (August 31, 2004)


    Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football heads into week two with 12 of the league's teams taking to the gridiron. Two games feature league teams squaring off against one another, three teams will play against Division I-AA competition, while two others will travel to Division II teams ranked among the nation's top 14, according to the American Football Coaches Association.

    In addition to PSAC divisional titles, in 2004 conference teams will be competing for one of six playoff spots awarded to teams in the NCAA Northeast Region. This year's playoffs have been expanded to allow eight more participants - two each in the nation's four regions - allowing a total of 24 Division II schools to take part in the postseason. The first regional polls are scheduled for release on September 27.

    The PSAC is represented well in the national polls. In the AFCA poll, Indiana is ranked No. 13, followed by Shippensburg (19), Bloomsburg (20) and Edinboro (21). In the D2Football.com poll, IUP checks in at No. 10, followed by Shippensburg (19), Bloomsburg (24) and Edinboro (25).

    IUP's opponent this week, Nebraska-Omaha, is ranked 11th by the AFCA and 13th by D2Football.com. West Chester will square off with Northwest Missouri St., ranked 14th by the AFCA and 15th by D2Football.com.

    Following is a brief preview of this week's action:

    Thursday, September 2
    Slippery Rock (0-1) at Youngstown St. (0-0) - 7:30 p.m.

    Slippery Rock has played a Division I-AA opponent every year since 1994... Seven of those games have been against YSU, all losses, including last year's 45-12 setback... SLIPPERY ROCK is coming off a heartbreaking 20-17 loss to Bloomsburg in which it held the lead the entire second half until the 1:29 mark... A fourth-down pass interference call led to the Bloomsburg winning touchdown... The Rock defense held the Huskies to no points and 22 yards in the second half until the game-winning drive, when they surrendered 81 yards and the touchdown... That group was led by DB Kevin Johnston (7 TT, 2 TFL) and LB Greg Baker (5 TT, 2 PB, Sk)... The Rock defense posted five sacks on the night... Slippery Rock's offense was led by RB Josh Kniess, who had 176 yards and a TD on 30 carries (5.9 ypc)... WR Luke Wetzel caught 4 passes for 94 yards and a score... YOUNGSTOWN ST. ... The game marks the 2004 opener for the Penguins, who are coming off an uncharacteristic losing season at 5-7... The Penguins claimed I-AA's toughest schedule last year, as their opponenents combined for a .618 winning percentage and five of their I-AA opponents earned NCAA playoff bids... Two of YSU's 2003 wins came over PSAC teams (Slippery Rock and Edinboro)... The Penguins have six Division I-A transfers on this year's squad... SS Mike Bracken heads up the defense after recording 86 tackles a year ago... TE Mike Roberts tied for the team lead with...
    -09-01-2004, 08:28 AM
  • DJRamFan
    PSAC Programs Look Forward to 2004 Season
    by DJRamFan
    August 24, 2004

    Football programs around the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference will get an early start in 2004, as 13 of the league's 14 teams are scheduled to kick off their seasons between Thursday and Saturday.

    An expanded NCAA playoff structure has teams across the country starting one week earlier. For conference schools, that meant a shift from mandated Eastern Division vs. Western Division crossover match-ups from later in the season to the first week. The result for league fans is a great opening week of football.

    In addition to PSAC divisional titles, in 2004 conference teams will be competing for one of six spots in the NCAA Northeast Regional playoffs. The playoffs have been expanded to allow eight more participants - two each in the nation's four regions - allowing a total of 24 Division II schools to take part in the postseason.

    Following is a brief preview of this week's action:

    Thursday, August 26
    East Stroudsburg at Lenior-Rhyne - 7 p.m.

    The Warriors opened their season with a 58-0 win over Lenior-Rhyne in 2003... EAST STROUDSBURG is coming off an 8-3 season and its second straight East co-title with a 5-1 record... Last year QB Jim Terwilliger set an NCAA freshman record with 3,342 yards of total offense and led the PSAC in efficiency (153.3 rating) on his way to Eastern Division Offensive Player of the Year honors... Joining his arsenal is WR Tim Strenfel (48 rec - 755 yds - 6 TD), touchdown maker FB Anthony Carfagno (4.6 ypc, 5 rush TD; 42 rec, 550 yds, 9 rec TD) and three starters on the offensive line... The defense has standouts at all three areas, including DB Tyree Towns (80 TT, 3 INT), LB Matt Rapa (72 TT) and DL Greg Thoman (43 TT, 11 TFL in 2002)... LENOIR RHYNE (3-8) has 15 starters back from last year's unit... RB Patrick Henson rushed for 555 yards and averaged 4.5 ypc last season... WRs Aaron Caldwell and Jason Bingham combined for 73 receptions and 884 yards... Caldwell snared 7 TD passes... LB Tim Clarke returns after leading the team with 78 TT, including 8 for loss... Jeremy Brown (7 PB, INT) is among three regulars back in the secondary.

    Friday, August 27
    Bloomsburg at Slippery Rock - 7 p.m.

    The Huskies have defeated Slippery Rock in each of the last four years and six straight times overall dating back to 1986... three of those games have been at SRU's N. Kerr Thompson Stadium, including last year's 19-16 decision... BLOOMSBURG has 55 returning lettermen to a team that went 7-4 and earned a share of the Eastern Division crown at 5-1... The Huskies vaunted offense averaged 38.0 ppg in their final seven contests behind the talents of QB Jack Lydic (53.9 %, 22 TD, 1,821 yds), RB Mike Ceroli (1,034 yds, 11 TD) and WRs Nick Kurtz (41 - 646 - 5) and Steve Burke (23 - 415 - 11)... The strength of the defense is up front with DT Tony Milone and Dominick Esgro, and LB Paul Linn...
    -08-25-2004, 09:18 AM
  • 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
    UNI Gridders at Iowa Saturday
    by DJRamFan
    Panthers jump to no. 9 in The Sports Network poll.

    Sept. 12, 2005

    CEDAR FALLS - THE GAME: UNI vs. IOWA Saturday (Sept. 17) in Iowa City, IA. Kinnick Stadium (70,397/Natural) is the site, with kickoff set for 2:35 p.m. Central.

    TELEVISION: The UNI-Iowa game will be telecast live on ESPN Plus, which includes CBS2 (KGAN-TV Cedar Rapids), KDSM (Des Moines), KXLT (Mason City), KYOU (Ottumwa), KWQC (Quad Cities), Cable One (Sioux City) and Cox Cable Omaha. The game also will be available on the ESPN GamePlan pay-per-view and online services. Larry Morgan and Marv Cook will be the announcers.

    THE SERIES: Iowa leads this series, which began in the 1898 season, 12-1, including 12-0 in Iowa City. UNI's only win was in the inaugural season, 11-5 in Cedar Falls. The Panthers and Hawkeyes renewed the series in 1995 after having not played since the 1914 season. The Hawks won in 1995 34-13, and the last game played in 1997, 66-0, which was former head coach Mike Dunbar's Panther debut.

    PRESS LUNCHEONS: UNI head coach Mark Farley or one of his staff will be available at the weekly Press Luncheons held each Monday beginning at 12 noon in the back room of Pepper's Grill and Sports Pub located on 18th Street in Cedar Falls.

    INTERVIEWS: UNI head coach Mark Farley will be available at the weekly Press Luncheons held each Monday. Otherwise, you may contact him weekday mornings between 11 a.m. and 12 noon at 319-273-5674.

    Players will be available before or after practice or by telephone. Contact UNI Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations Nancy Justis at 319-273-6354 to arrange all player interviews.

    UNI's practices are open to the public. However, it is requested you contact Justis before attending any practices.





    THE COACHES: UNI head coach Mark Farley (UNI '86) is in his fifth year at the Panther helm, 2-0 this year, 35-16 overall. Prior to being appointed at UNI, he served as the linebackers assistant and punt block/return specialist at Kansas from 1997-2000.

    A UNI player from 1983-86 and a co-Gateway Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 1985, he then was a Panther graduate assistant from 1986-88 and a fulltime assistant from 1989-96, coaching linebackers and special teams while also serving as Strength and Speed Coordinator, in addition to Recruiting Coordinator for one year.

    Farley was a candidate for 2003's Eddie Robinson Award, finishing 10th in the balloting. He was named Bruce Craddock Gateway Coach of the Year and AFCA Region 4 Coach of the Year in 2001 when the Panthers advanced to the 1-AA semfinals. He placed third in the Eddie Robinson balloting in 2001.

    Kirk Ferentz (Connecticut '78) is in his seventh year with the Hawkeyes, 1-1 this year, 43-32 overall. Prior to being named at Iowa, he coached the offensive line...
    -09-12-2005, 03:05 PM
  • DJRamFan
    ACFC Week 3 preview
    by DJRamFan
    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...
    -09-15-2004, 09:05 AM
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