CAA Football Players of the Week - September 6
Offensive Player of the Week - Jonathan Hernandez, RB, Massachusetts
Hernandez earned the first CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week honor in 2010 after helping lead Massachusetts to a conference win at home over preseason No. 4 William and Mary, 27-23.  The junior running back rushed 25 times for 132 yards and a touchdown for the Minutemen who racked up 438 yards of total offense against the Tribe.  Hernandez, part of the running back tandem for the Minutemen which includes senior John Griffin, also hauled in two catches for 69 yards.  Hernandez and Griffin accounted for 281 yards in the UMass offensive output against William and Mary.

Defensive Player of the Week - Tyler Holmes, LB, Massachusetts
Holmes, the CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week for week 1 in 2010, came up big in the Minutemen’s 27-23 win over No. 4 William and Mary in Amherst, Mass., Saturday.  The junior linebacker registered 10 total tackles for a Massachusetts defense which allowed 113 rushing yards in the contest.  Holmes’ biggest contribution of the day, in addition to garnering 1.5 tackles-for-loss, was his fourth-quarter interception which ended the Tribe’s final drive in the contest and sealed the win for the Minutemen.

Special Teams Player of the Week - Terrance Fox, KR, New Hampshire
Playing in his first game since the 2008, Fox made his presence felt quickly in New Hampshire’s, 33-3, victory over Central Connecticut State in Durham, N.H., Saturday.  The senior returned the game’s opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown.  Fox, who added a rush in the contest for five yards, contributed in the punt return game as well logging 42 yards on two punt returns.

Rookie of the Week - Andrew Pierce, RB, Delaware
Pierce, who logged the opening weekend’s CAA Football Rookie of the Week honor, logged 13 rushes for 119 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut Thursday evening for Delaware.  The freshman pushed the Blue Hens’ lead over visiting West Chester to 14-0 on a 22-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and the Hens went on to win 31-0.  Pierce’s longest rush of the evening was 34 yards, also marking Delaware’s longest play of the game.

 

CAA Football In The Polls
For a complete rundown of both the Sports Network/Fathead.com Top-25 and the FCS Coaches Poll visit page 12 of the weekly release.  Below are highlights and notes about CAA Football in this week’s rankings.

The Sports Network Top-25
-- The league’s three squads in the top 10 each extended individual program streaks as Richmond has now been ranked 10th-or-better 36-straight weeks.  Villanova has not fallen out of the Top 10 in 25-straight weeks and New Hampshire has been among the Top 10 four-straight weeks.

-- CAA Football makes up three of the Top 10, while both the Southern (Appalachian State and Elon) and Missouri Valley (Southern Illinois and South Dakota State) Conferences boast two in the Top 10.  The Big Sky is represented in the Top 10 by Montana, Stephen F. Austin gives the Southland Conference representation and the Ohio Valley Conference has Jacksonville State in the group of 10.

-- CAA Football has seven teams ranked this week in The Sports Network Top-25.  The last time the league boasted seven among TSN’s poll was Oct. 12, 2009.

-- The league has now had at least three teams ranked every week since The Sports Network’s poll began and two teams among the poll’s Top 10 in 71-straight weeks.

FCS Coaches Top-25
-- CAA Football makes up three of the Top 10, while both the Southern (Appalachian State and Elon) and Missouri Valley (Southern Illinois and South Dakota State) Conferences boast two in the Top 10.  The Big Sky is represented in the Top 10 by Montana while McNeese State (Southland Conference) and Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley) gives those conferences representation in the group of 10.

-- William and Mary fell out of the Top-10 following its loss Saturday, ending the league’s run of at least four teams ranked among the Top 10 in the Coaches poll at 17-straight weeks (Nov. 23, 2008-Aug. 23, 2010).

-- The league has seven squads represented in this week’s FCS Coaches poll.  The last time CAA Football had seven ranked among the Coaches poll was Sept. 14, 2009.

-- CAA Football has also had at least four squads ranked every week in the FCS Coaches poll since it debuted in 2007.

 

CAA Football In The NFL
The 2010 NFL season will get underway this coming weekend and it will have tremendous representation from the nation’s top NCAA Division I Football conference -- CAA Football.

Upwards of 40 CAA Football alums are listed on NFL rosters (active, reserve, pup or practice) as of midday Sept. 6.

Massachusetts leads the way when looking at total numbers on 2010 NFL rosters with seven, but Maine and William and Mary aren’t far behind with six apiece in the NFL.

For more information on the league alums in the NFL visit page 19-20 of the weekly release.



Mr. Everything
CAA Football’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Matt Szczur can be described with one nickname -- “Mr. Everything”.

Last fall the senior helped lead Villanova to its first-ever football National Championship in 2010 after ranking as the only player in major college football to record touchdowns passing, rushing, receiving and returning a kick.  In the spring he batted .436 and earned First Team All-Big East honors in baseball.

Szczur’s success didn’t end there.  In early June he was selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs and began his professional baseball career July 7.  The success he had while in college carried over evidenced by a 21-game hitting streak which started in his first professional game.  By the end of the summer Szczur had moved up three levels in the Cubs’ organization to Class A Peoria after batting .347 with an on-base percentage of .414.

All that success, and guess where Szczur is this fall?...leading the defending National Champion Villanova Wildcats on the football field.  After one game this season, Szczur ranks third on the league’s all-purpose yardage list with 197, and is the league’s most efficient passer, even as a slot receiver, having completed 3-of-3 pass attempts in Villanova’s loss at Temple last weekend.

 

Poll Position
Villanova, Richmond and New Hampshire’s spots in the Preseason Sports Network/Fathead.com Top-10 mark some of the nation’s longest active streaks for Top-10 rankings.  The Spiders have been part of the Sports Network’s Top-10 for 36-straight weeks trailing only Appalachian State’s 64-week string.  Villanova’s 25-straight weeks in the Top-10 is right behind Richmond.  New Hampshire extended a four-week Top-10 streak by its No. 6 spot in the preseason poll.  William and Mary, last week’s fourth-ranked squad, lost to unranked UMass and fell to No. 11 halting its streak at 14-straight weeks among the Top-10.

Team - Consecutive Weeks In SN/F Top-10
No. 3  Appalachian State - 64
No. 7  Richmond - 36
No. 2  Villanova - 25

No. 1  Montana - 24
No. 4  Southern Illinois - 19
No. 8  Elon - 11
No. 6  New Hampshire - 4
No. 10  Stephen F. Austin - 3
No. 9  South Dakota State - 2
No. 5  Jacksonville State - 1



CAA Football Has Five on the Walter Payton Award Watch List
The Payton Award race kicked off July 12 as seven finalists from last season were announced as part of a 20-player Watch List for the Football Championship Subdivision’s top individual honor.

The Payton Award is in its 24th season and will be presented to the FCS National Player of the Year on Thursday, Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas - the night before the national championship game.

Reigning National Champion Villanova boasts three on the Watch List -- seniors Ben Ijalana, Matt Szczur and Chris Whitney.  Szczur finished 21st in the Payton balloting last season, while Ijalana has already been named to the 2010 Outland Trophy Watch list.  Delaware senior Pat Devlin, who was 17th in the 2009 award voting, is also part of the 2010 Watch List while William and Mary’s junior Jonathan Grimes is a newcomer to the preseason list.

CAA Football logged five standouts on the preseason list, equalling the Big Sky’s total of five which is the most from any of the 13 FCS conferences honored.

Walter Payton Award Watch List Honorees
-- Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware
-- Jonathan Grimes, RB, William and Mary
-- Ben Ijalana, OL, Villanova
-- Matt Szczur, WR/RS, Villanova
-- Chris Whitney, QB, Villanova

 

CAA Football Has Four on the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List
The Buchanan Award is in its 16th season and will be presented to the FCS National Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas - the night before the national championship game.  CAA Football will be looking for a repeat in 2010, as James Madison defensive end Arthur Moats won the honor last season.  Moats, who is making the switch from defensive end to inside linebacker with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, became the second Duke and CAA Football student-athlete to log the honor.

2008 National Champion Richmond boasts three on this year’s Watch List -- seniors Eric McBride, Martin Parker and Justin Rogers.  Parker finished 13th in the 2009 Buchanan voting while both McBride and Rogers have already earned several preseason honors.  Senior Terence Thomas, who made eight tackles and a sack in Villanova’s National Champion win last season, is a newcomer to the preseason list of 20 student-athletes.

CAA Football logged four standouts on the preseason list, equalling the Southern Conference total of four which is the most from any of the 13 FCS conferences honored.

Buck Buchanan Award Watch List Honorees
-- Eric McBride, LB, Richmond
-- Martin Parker, DL, Richmond
-- Justin Rogers, DB, Richmond
-- Terence Thomas, LB, Villanova



Delaware’s Devlin Named To The Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List
Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin was selected to the Watch List for the 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

The honor is bestowed annually to the top senior quarterback in the nation by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Foundation and acknowledges performance on the field, character, citizenship, and integrity. The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc., has awarded more than $525,000 in scholarships to deserving scholar-athletes from local area high schools both in Maryland and Kentucky.

Devlin, a native of Downingtown, Pa., was the only NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision player named to the watch list.

Devlin started all 11 games and completed 220 of 344 passes for 2,664 yards and 16 touchdowns against nine interceptions a year ago, his first with the Blue Hens after transferring from Penn State.

His 242.2 passing yards per game led CAA Football and ranked No. 17 nationally in the FCS.  In a season-ending loss to eventual FCS National Champion Villanova, Devlin enjoyed his finest statistical performance, completing a school record 42 passes for 407 yards, which ranks sixth for a single-game performance in Delaware history. He will serve as a team co-captain this fall.

 

Villanova’s Ijalana Named To The Outland Trophy Watch List
Villanova senior offensive tackle Ben Ijalana was one of 63 players named to the 2010 Outland Trophy Watch List released in June. The Outland Trophy, which has been presented annually since 1946, is given to the nation’s top interior lineman.

Ijalana is the only member of the list of 63 who plays for an FCS program. The 2010 Outland Trophy winner will be announced on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Dec. 9.

Last season, Ijalana helped Villanova win the Division I National Championship and earned a spot on both the Sports Network and Walter Camp All-America teams. A two-time First Team All-CAA Football selection, Ijalana has started all 39 games of his Villanova career.  The 6-4, 320 pound Ijalana is a native of Hainesport, N.J., and a graduate of Rancocas Valley High School.

 

Rogers’ Returns Piling Up
Richmond returnman Justin Rogers garnered one league career record last weekend and is inching closer to another.

The senior, who was the nation’s third-best kick returner as a redshirt-freshman in 2007, averaging better than 30 yards/return, is the CAA Football career kickoff return record holder with 92 returns in his four seasons.  Rogers, who was tied with three others for the top spot with 89 career returns coming into the season, logged three returns for 74 yards against Virginia last weekend.

The senior is getting close to taking the league’s top spot on the career kickoff return yards list away from NFL legend Brian Westbrook.  The former Villanova Wildcat logged 2,433 kickoff return yards from 1997-2001.  Rogers needs just 258 kick return yards to pass Westbrook’s total.

 

Bring On The BCS/FBS
CAA Football logged a record-breaking total of four wins over BCS/FBS opponents last season.  New Hampshire (Ball State), Richmond (Duke), Villanova (Temple) and William and Mary (Virginia) all added BCS/FBS victories to the league’s total of 29 non-conference wins in 2009.

The league has an all-time mark of 27-116 (.189) against BCS/FBS opponents dating back to the 1978 I-A/I-AA split by the NCAA.  Prior to 2009, the league had not beaten more than three BCS/FBS squads in a single season.

CAA Football finished the 2009 season 2-1 against the Mid-American Conference and had a .500 (2-2) mark against the Atlantic Coast Conference (BCS).  The only wins for FCS squads, as recognized by the NCAA, over BCS/FBS teams last season came from CAA Football (4-86).

Note: Central Arkansas (Southland, FCS) beat Western Kentucky (Sun Belt, FBS), 28-7, Sept. 19, but was in its final year of NCAA Division I FCS transition and was not recognized as an FCS program in the NCAA statistics.

CAA Football has won 18 games versus BCS/FBS opponents since 2000.  The league has garnered at least one win over BCS/FBS foes in seven of the last eight years, and multiple wins over BCS/FBS teams in six of the last eight years.

For a complete list of CAA Football’s wins over BCS/FBS opponents check out page 17 of the weekly release.

 

2010 CAA Football -- Did You Know...
-- CAA Football will be represented by upwards of 40 alums on 2010 NFL rosters when the professional season begins this weekend.

-- Richmond’s Justin Rogers is the league’s all-time career leader in kickoff returns extending his mark to 92 in four seasons with three returns for 74 yards against Virginia.  The senior needs just 258 kickoff return yards to become the league’s all-time career leader in kick return yards.

-- CAA Football was a combined 29-14 against non-conference opponents in 2009, including a 6-1 mark in the NCAA Division I Football Championship.

-- CAA Football was the only FCS league to earn victories over BCS/FBS foes in 2009 as recognized by the NCAA.

-- A CAA Football program has won four of the last seven National Championships, while the other three have gone to one school -- Appalachian State (Southern Conference).  The league’s four National Championships in that span have gone to four different league squads.

-- CAA Football has been represented in the NCAA Division I National Championship game in six of the last seven seasons.

-- Northeastern (1993-2009) and Hofstra (2001-09), previously part of CAA Football lineage, ended football programs following the 2009 season.

-- CAA Football, now a 10-team one-division league, will welcome Old Dominion to its membership in the 2011 season and Georgia State in the 2012 season.

-- CAA Football returns eight All-Americans from the 2009 season -- Rhode Island’s Rob Damon, Massachusetts’ Tyler Holmes, Villanova’s Ben Ijalana, Richmond’s Eric McBride, Richmond’s Martin Parker, Richmond’s Justin Rogers, Villanova’s Matt Szczur and Villanova’s Terence Thomas.

 

#2/4 VILLANOVA AT LEHIGH
Saturday, Sept. 11 - 12:30 pm
Goodman Stadium (16,000), Bethlehem, Pa.
Television:  FCSA (TD-9/14 7:00)
Series:  Villanova leads 6-5

Villanova (0-1, 0-0 CAA)

    Coach:  Andy Talley
    Career:  207-121-2 (31 years)
    School:  179-103-1 (26 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Aaron Ball (1 G, 9-45 yards, 1 TD)
    Passing:  Chris Whitney (1 G, 17-25-1-133 yards, 2 TD)
    Receiving:  Norman White (1 G, 8-69 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  James Pitts (1 G, 6 solo, 5 assisted, 11 total)
    Sacks:  Anthony Johnson (1 G, 1.0-10 yards)
    Interceptions: None


Lehigh (1-0)
    Coach:  Andy Coen
    Career:  21-24 (5 years)
    School:  21-24 (5 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jay Campbell (1 G, 22-93 yards, 3 TD)
    Passing: Chris Lum (1 G, 23-36-0-288, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Ryan Spadola (1 G, 6-99 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Al Pierce (1 G, 6 solo, 3 assisted, 9 total)
    Sacks: Al Pierce (1 G, 2.0-15 yards)
    Interceptions:  John Veniero (1 G, 1-8 yards)

 

#9/9 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AT #16/17 DELAWARE
Saturday, Sept. 11 - 1 pm
Delaware Stadium (22,000), Newark, Del.
Series:  First Meeting

South Dakota State  (0-0)

    Coach:  John Stiegelmeier
    Career:  83-60-0 (13 years)
    School:  83-60-0 (13 years)
Offense (category leader who returns in 2010)
    Rushing:  Kyle Minett (12 G, 270-1304 yards, 16 TD)
    Passing:  Thomas O’Brien (11 G, 126-220-9-1448 yards, 11 TD)
    Receiving:  Colin Cochart (12 G, 26-240 yards, 5 TD)
Defense (category leader who returns in 2010)
    Tackles:  Derek Domino (12 G, 47 solo, 53 assisted, 100 total)
    Sacks:  Tony Thompson (12 G, 3.5-28 yards)
    Interceptions:  Conrad Kjerstad (12 G, 5-93 yards) 


Delaware (1-0, 0-0 CAA)
    Coach:  K.C. Keeler
    Career:  151-60-1 (17 years)
    School:  63-39 (9 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Andrew Pierce (1 G, 13-119 yards, 1 TD)
    Passing:  Pat Devlin (1 G, 14-23-0-163 yards, 3 TD)
    Receiving:  Rob Jones (1 G, 4-48 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Andrew Harrison (1 G, 5 solo, 3 assisted, 8 total)
    Sacks:  Andrew Harrison (1 G, 0.5-7 yards) & Anthony Walters (1 G, 0.5-7 yards)
    Interceptions:  Anthony Walters (1 G, 2-50 yards)

 

MAINE AT MONMOUTH
Saturday, Sept. 11 -1 pm
Kessler Field (4,600), West Long Branch, N.J.
Series:  Maine leads 2-0

Maine (0-1, 0-0 CAA)

    Coach:  Jack Cosgrove
    Career:  93-102 (18 years)
    School:  93-102 (18 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jared Turcotte (1 G, 18-90 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Chris Treister (1 G, 7-17-0-63 yards, 0 TD)
    Receiving:  Derek Buttles (1 G, 4-38 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Jerron McMillian (1 G, 7 solo, 6 assisted, 13 total)
    Sacks: Donte Dennis (1 G, 1.0-8 yards)
    Interceptions:  None  


Monmouth (0-1)
    Coach:  Kevin Callahan
    Career:  101-73 (18 years)
    School:  101-73 (18 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Bobby Giles (1 G, 12-66 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Kyle Frazier (1 G, 10-16-0-105 yards, 2 TD)
    Receiving:  Tyler George (1 G, 4-46 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Chris Mastrangelo (1 G, 11 solo, 2 assisted, 13 total)
    Sacks: None
    Interceptions:  None

 

#6/5 NEW HAMPSHIRE AT PITTSBURGH
Saturday, Sept. 11 - 1 pm
Heinz Field (65,050), Pittsburgh, Pa.
Television: ESPN3
Series:  First Meeting

New Hampshire (1-0, 0-0 CAA)

    Coach:  Sean McDonnell
    Career:  81-53 (12 years)
    School:  81-53 (12 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Dontra Peters (1 G, 19-197 yards, 2 TD)
    Passing:  R.J. Toman (1 G, 9-15-0-84 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Chris Jeannot (1 G, 5-35 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Matt Evans (1 G, 5 solo, 9 assisted, 14 total)
    Sacks: James Jenkins (1 G, 1.0-5 yards)
    Interceptions:  Randi Vines (1 G, 1-30 yards)


Pittsburgh (0-1)
    Coach:  Dave Wannstedt
    Career:  35-27 (6 years)
    School:  35-27 (6 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Dion Lewis (1 G, 25-75 yards, 1 TD)
    Passing:  Toni Sunseri (1 G, 16-28-1-184 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Jon Baldwin (1 G, 4-71 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Dan Mason (1 G, 3 solo, 4 assisted, 7 total)
    Sacks: None
    Interceptions:  Jarred Holley (1 G, 1-0 yards)

 

#12/11 JAMES MADISON AT VIRGINIA TECH
Saturday, Sept. 11 - 1:30 pm
Lane Stadium (66,233), Blacksburg, Va.
Television: ESPN3
Series:  Virginia Tech leads 6-0

James Madison (1-0, 0-0 CAA)

    Coach:  Mickey Matthews
    Career:  83-51 (12 years)
    School:  83-51 (12 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Griff Yancey (1 G, 16-66 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Drew Dudzik (1 G, 8-15-1-189 yards, 2 TD)
    Receiving:  Kerby Long (1 G, 3-112 yards, 2 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Peter Rose (1 G, 0 solo, 6 assisted, 6 total)
    Sacks: Nick Emmons (1 G, 1.0-8 yards)
    Interceptions:  Jonathan Williams (1 G, 1-21 yards)  


Virginia Tech (0-0) (prior to Boise State contest, Sept. 6)
    Coach:  Frank Beamer
    Career:  229-115-4 (30 years)
    School:  187-92-2 (24 years)
Offense (category leader who returns in 2010)
    Rushing:  Ryan Williams (13 G, 293-1655 yards, 21 TD)
    Passing:  Tyrod Taylor (13 G, 136-243-5-2311 yards, 13 TD)
    Receiving:  Jarrett Boykin (13 G, 40-835 yards, 5 TD)
Defense (category leader who returns in 2010)
    Tackles:  Barquell Rivers (13 G, 34 solo, 62 assisted, 96 total)
    Sacks: Steven Friday (12 G, 3.5-15 yards)
    Interceptions:  Rashad Carmichael (13 G, 6-71 yards)

 

HOLY CROSS AT #18/20 MASSACHUSETTS
Saturday, Sept. 11 - 6 pm
McGuirk Stadium (17,000), Amherst, Mass.
Series:  Massachusetts leads 22-21-5

Holy Cross (1-0)

    Coach:  Tom Gilmore
    Career:  40-28 (7 years)
    School:  40-28 (7 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Eddie Houghton (1 G, 6-41 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Ryan Taggart (1 G, 17-29-0-186 yards, 3 TD)
    Receiving:  Bill Edger (1 G, 7-124 yards, 2 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Ricky Otis (1 G, 6 solo, 3 assisted, 9 total)
    Sacks:  Sean Lamkin (1 G, 2.0-11 yards)
    Interceptions:  Alex Johnson (1 G, 1-19 yards) 


Massachusetts (1-0, 1-0 CAA)
    Coach:  Kevin Morris
    Career:  30-38 (8 years)
    School:  6-6 (2 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jonathan Hernandez (1 G, 25-132 yards, 1 TD)
    Passing:  Kyle Havens (1 G, 15-24-0-223 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Anthony Nelson (1 G, 5-78 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Mike Mele (1 G, 3 solo, 8 assisted, 11 total)
    Sacks: None
    Interceptions:  Tyler Holmes (1 G, 1-0 yards)

 

RHODE ISLAND AT FORDHAM
Saturday, Sept. 11 - 6 pm
Jack Coffey Field (7,000), Bronx, N.Y.
Series:  Fordham leads 5-4

Rhode Island (0-1, 0-0 CAA)

    Coach:  Joe Trainer
    Career:  14-31 (5 years)
    School:  1-11 (2 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Travis Hurd (1 G, 5-25 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Steve Probst (1 G, 18-42-1-145 yards, 0 TD)
    Receiving:  Anthony Baskerville (1 G, 4-41 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Chris Edmond (1 G, 6 solo, 3 assisted, 9 total)
    Sacks:  Chris Edmond (1 G, 1.0-6 yards)
    Interceptions:  Jarrod Williams (1 G, 1-3 yards) 


Fordham (0-1)
    Coach:  Tom Masella
    Career:  38-51 (9 years)
    School:  21-25 (5 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Blake Wayne (1 G, 16-98 yards, 1 TD)
    Passing:  Blake Wayne (1 G, 20-34-1-223 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Jason Caldwell (1 G, 9-90 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Isa Abdul-Quddus (1 G, 10 solo, 4 assisted, 14 total)
    Sacks: Justin Yancey (1 G, 1.0-16 yards)
    Interceptions:  None

 

COASTAL CAROLINA AT TOWSON
Saturday, Sept. 11 - 7 pm
Unitas Stadium (11,198), Towson, Md.
Series:  Tied 1-1

Coastal Carolina (0-1)

    Coach:  David Bennett
    Career:  113-47 (14 years)
    School:  50-30 (7 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Eric O’Neal (1 G, 15-33 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Zach MacDowell (1 G, 13-26-1-119 yards, 0 TD)
    Receiving:  David Duran (1 G, 4-64 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Andrae Jacobs (1 G, 6 solo, 5 assisted, 11 total)
    Sacks:  None
    Interceptions:  Dominique Davenport (1 G, 1-37 yards) 


Towson (0-1, 0-0 CAA)
    Coach:  Rob Ambrose
    Career:  5-17 (3 years)
    School:  2-10 (2 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Chris Hart (1 G, 16-123 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Chris Hart (1 G, 16-35-3-165 yards, 2 TD)
    Receiving:  Tom Ryan (1 G, 5-41 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Jordan Dangerfield (1 G, 4 solo, 6 assisted, 10 total)
    Sacks: None
    Interceptions:  None

 

VMI AT #11/14 WILLIAM AND MARY
Saturday, Sept. 11 - 7 pm
Zable Stadium (12,259), Williamsburg, Va.
Series:  William and Mary leads 51-33-2

VMI (1-0)

    Coach:  Sparky Woods
    Career:  70-62-5 (12 years)
    School:  7-16 (3 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Julian Bowers (1 G, 13-48 yards, 2 TD)
    Passing:  Cameron Jones (1 G, 9-19-0-156 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Bryan Barnson (1 G, 5-89 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Byron Allen (1 G, 3 solo, 6 assisted, 9 total)
    Sacks:  Justin Smith (1 G, 1.0-10 yards)
    Interceptions:  None


William and Mary (0-1, 0-1 CAA)
    Coach:  Jimmye Laycock
    Career:  200-142-2 (31 years)
    School:  200-142-2 (31 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jonathan Grimes (1 G, 18-67 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Mike Callahan (1 G, 21-35-1-221 yards, 2 TD)
    Receiving:  Alex Gottlieb (1 G, 7-70 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Jabrel Mines (1 G, 5 solo, 11 assisted, 16 total)
    Sacks:  Ravi Pradhanang (1 G, 1.0-10 yards)
    Interceptions:  None