Saturday, September 26, 2009

Game Day Stony Brook -- 09/26/09

UPDATE: Channelsurfing.net is listing streaming video for the UMass-Stony Brook game. As I have said before, I've had mixed results with the Channelsurfing site, but if you are part of the UMass nation not in New England, it's worth a try.

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WWLP has a video interview with Coach Morris on not letting down against Stony Brook.

Matty Vautour says UMass can't afford to look past Stony Brook.

Kyle Havens talks about his receivers at UMass. He mentions Victor Cruz, Jullian Talley and Joe Sanford. Tony Nelson can catch the ball out of the backfield and hopefully Jeremy Horne will be recovered from his concussion. The article mentions his former favorite WR John Hendershott, now at Sacramento State.

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Stony Brook has a run heavy offense. Last year the Sea Wolves had TWO runners pass the 1,000 yard mark. Senior Conte Cuttino did it, as well as super Soph Ed Gowins who rang up 1,310 yards and a 9.4 yards/carry average. Gowins was Sporting News National Freshman-of-the-Year.

This is the first year Stony Brook has reached the 63 scholarship level, which is the maximum for FCS/I-AA football.

The Sea Wolves last second win over Brown was their first ever win over a Ivy League program.


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Although it's still September, there are a couple of big games in the CAA this week. James Madison ranked #6 visits #24 ranked Liberty. The Big South does not have an auto-bid, so Liberty needs to beat the Dukes and then run the table in the Big South to make the playoffs. Liberty played well against West Virginia and beat Lafayette last week.

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The other game with playoff implications is Delaware's visit to #5 William & Mary. The Hens already have one FCS loss against Richmond. Two losses in September in the CAA will give Delaware an uphill battle to make the playoffs. Two losses in the CAA South will also put the Hens on the wrong side of several tie-breakers.

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CSN has a couple of articles up. Bruce Dowd has his weekly "Dowd's Den" and Chuck Burton has "The FCS Way".

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is Tony Nelson injured?