Football Travels To Dartmouth On Saturday
Game Day Quick Facts
The Teams: Holy Cross (1-3, 0-0 PL) vs. Dartmouth (1-0, 0-0 Ivy)
Date: September 28, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Memorial Field (13,000), Hanover, N.H.
Television: Fox College Sports Central; Eric Frede, play-by-play; Steve DeOssie, color
Holy Cross Radio: WTAG 580 AM & 94.9 FM, Worcester; Bob Fouracre, play-by-play; Tom Kelleher, color; Click Here to Listen
Unofficial Live Statistics: www.DartmouthSports.com
The Series With Dartmouth
This will be the 77th meeting between the Crusaders and the Big Green on the gridiron, with the all-time series tied at 36-36-4. The Crusaders have won seven of their last nine games against Dartmouth, but both of the victories for the Big Green during that time have come in the last three years (2010 and 2012). For games played in Hanover, Dartmouth holds a 22-19-3 advantage against the Crusaders, but Holy Cross has gone 19-15-3 since the opening of Memorial Field. The schools first met on Oct. 3, 1903, with the Big Green posting an 18-0 victory in Hanover.
Series Quick Facts
Overall: Tied, 36-36-4
In Hanover: Dartmouth leads, 22-19-3
At Memorial Field: Holy Cross leads, 19-15-3
Current Win Streak: Dartmouth, one game
Tom Gilmore vs. Dartmouth: 7-2
Buddy Teevens vs. Holy Cross: 2-11
In Overtime: Holy Cross leads, 1-0
Coach To Cure MD
For the sixth year in a row, college football coaches around the nation will take part in Coach to Cure MD, a national charity project of the American Football Coaches Association. To show their support, members of the Crusader coaching staff will wear a Coach to Cure MD logo patch on the sidelines during the Dartmouth game. Coach to Cure MD will raise awareness and research funding for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most prolific genetic killer diagnosed in childhood. Football fans can donate to Duchenne muscular dystrophy research by either going online to 'CoachtoCureMD.org' or by texting the word 'CURE' to 90999 (a $5.00 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill and standard text message rates apply). Last year, more than 10,000 college coaches at 580 different institutions participated in Coach To Cure MD events. The five-year fundraising total for Coach to Cure MD is just over $1 million.
Holy Cross Against The Ivy League
The Crusaders have enjoyed a good deal of success against Ivy League opposition during Tom Gilmore's tenure as head coach. Holy Cross stands 15-13 against Ivy League foes under Gilmore's direction, but went 0-3 last season. The 15-13 mark over the last nine years includes a 7-2 record against Dartmouth, a 4-3 mark against Brown, a 3-6 record against Harvard and a 1-2 mark against Yale. The Crusaders' all-time record against the Ivy League stands at 108-142-9 (31-23-3 against Brown, 6-2 vs. Columbia, 0-5 against Cornell, 36-36-4 vs. Dartmouth, 24-40-2 against Harvard, 3-2 vs. Pennsylvania, 3-7 against Princeton and 4-27 vs. Yale).
SanDoval Steps Up In Final Year
Fifth-year senior linebacker Roman SanDoval (Allison Park, Pa.) is once again among of the top players on the Holy Cross defense this year. Through four games played, he leads the team with 31 total tackles, including 26 solo stops and one tackle for loss. Last week against Monmouth, SanDoval led the team with a season-best 11 total tackles. During the previous contest at Central Connecticut, he made five tackles and returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown. Earlier in the year, SanDoval posted eight tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup against Towson, and made seven tackles at Bryant. Last season, he totaled 75 tackles, including three sacks and five tackles for loss. During last year's Fordham game, SanDoval posted 11 tackles with one pass breakup. Earlier in 2012 at Lafayette, he recorded nine tackles with a quarterback sack and a pass breakup. In 2011, SanDoval recorded 15 tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss in the first three games, before missing the remainder of the season due to injury. Over the course of his collegiate career, SanDoval now has 161 total tackles, four sacks and nine tackles for loss.
Tradition Of Excellence
The 2013 campaign marks the 118th season of Holy Cross football. The Crusaders currently own an overall record of 608-489-54, good for a .552 winning percentage. Prior to the start of the 2013 season, Holy Cross' 607 all-time victories ranked as the 14th most among all Division I-AA schools. Holy Cross has had 31 first team All-America selections, sent 69 players on to professional football, won five Lambert Cups, claimed six Patriot League championships, and was named the Division I-AA Team of the Year in 1987. The Crusaders also played in the 1946 Orange Bowl, losing to host Miami on the game's final play.
Fess Keeps Making Catches
Senior wide receiver Mike Fess (Caldwell, N.J.) is once again among the top players on the Holy Cross offense this year. In four games so far this season, he leads the team with 20 receptions for 239 yards and four scores. Last week against Monmouth, Fess caught five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. During the previous contest at Central Connecticut, he totaled five catches for 63 yards and two scores. Fess also caught four passes for 48 yards at Bryant, and had six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against Towson. In 2012, he led the team with 80 catches for 795 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games played. Fess' 80 total receptions on the year were the second-most ever by a Crusader in a single season, behind only Ari Confesor's 90 catches in 2003. Last season, a few of his top games came against Fordham (eight catches, career-high 139 yards, two scores), Wagner (six receptions, 101 yards), Lehigh (10 catches, 90 yards, two touchdowns). In 2011, Fess earned second team All-Patriot League honors after ranking second on the team with 45 receptions for 417 yards and two scores. He has now totaled 154 catches for 1,557 yards and 10 touchdowns during his collegiate career. Fess currently ranks fourth all-time at Holy Cross in career receptions, and needs 37 more catches to break the all-time school record.
Acquah Playing Well Up Front
Senior defensive tackle Gary Acquah (Bronx, N.Y.) is playing a key role along the Holy Cross defensive front this year. Acquah is currently tied for second on the team with 25 total tackles this season. Last week against Monmouth, he made a season-high nine tackles, including six solo stops. Earlier this year against Towson, Acquah tied for the team lead with eight tackles. He also posted five tackles at Bryant and three tackles at Central Connecticut. A second team All-Patriot League selection last year, Acquah recorded 54 total tackles, two sacks and seven tackles for loss in 2012. A few of his top games last year were against New Hampshire (career-high 10 tackles, pass breakup, blocked extra point) and Lafayette (eight tackles). In 2011, Acquah led all Holy Cross defensive linemen with 40 total tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has now totaled 110 tackles, four sacks and 10 tackles for loss.
Crusaders Run Wild At Central Connecticut
During the Sept. 14 victory at Central Connecticut, Holy Cross ran the ball 72 times for 419 yards. The Crusaders tied the school single-game record with their 72 rushing attempts, while their 419 rushing yards were their most since running for 583 yards on 72 carries against Columbia on Oct. 29, 1983. Holy Cross also picked up 28 of its 33 total first downs against the Blue Devils on the ground, breaking the Patriot League single-game record of 23 rushing first downs which had been accomplished four times before. The Crusaders' 419 rushing yards also tied for the fifth-most in the nation by any team in the football championship subdivision so far this season.
Football Legends Ring Of Honor Inducts Fourth Class
The athletic department at the College of the Holy Cross honored three former football standouts on Sept. 21, as the fourth class of the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Honor. Tom Greene (Class of 1959), Dave Quehl (Class of 1976) and Johnny Turco (Class of 1952) were all honored in a ceremony prior to the Monmouth game, and received permanent recognition at Fitton Field. Only former Crusader football players who have been elected to the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame are eligible for this honor, which is an annual event each fall. Individuals who have previously been inducted into the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Honor include Ronnie Cahill (Class of 1940), George Connor (Class of ex1946), Gill Fenerty (Class of 1986), Bruce Kozerski (Class of 1984), Gordie Lockbaum (Class of 1988), Pat McCarthy (Class of 1963), Jon Morris (Class of 1964), Edmund Murphy (Class of 1943), Bill Osmanski (Class of 1939), Vince Promuto (Class of 1960), John Provost (Class of 1975), Jeff Wiley (Class of 1989) and Joe Wilson (Class of 1973).
The Last Meeting With Dartmouth
Dartmouth's Riley Lyons kicked a 31-yard field goal with just one second left to play, lifting the Big Green to a 13-10 victory over Holy Cross at Fitton Field on Sept. 22, 2012. Following the contest, Lyons received the Johnny Turco Memorial Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the Crusaders' Homecoming game. Roman SanDoval led the Holy Cross defense with 14 total tackles, including a quarterback sack and two tackles for loss. Logan Silver also had a fine all-around day for Holy Cross, totaling two tackles, a quarterback sack, an interception and two pass breakups. The Crusaders opened the scoring at the 6:39-mark of the first quarter on a one-yard touchdown run by Eddie Houghton. Holy Cross then increased its lead to 10-0 later in the first quarter on a 46-yard field goal by John Macomber. Dartmouth came back with a three-yard scoring run by Dominick Pierre and a 34-yard field goal from Lyons in the second quarter, tying the score at 10-10 heading into halftime. The defenses then began to dominate play in the second half, with neither team making any serious scoring threats until late in the game. Dartmouth was able to cross midfield twice in the third quarter, but one of those drives ended with an interception, and on the other the Crusaders were able to stop the Big Green on downs at the 34-yard line. The Big Green entered Holy Cross territory one more time in the fourth quarter, but a key sack by Scotty O'Donoghue backed Dartmouth up and forced it to punt. The game then appeared to be headed to overtime, but with 11 seconds to go the Big Green forced a fumble at the Crusader 31-yard line. After a 17-yard completion on the next play, Lyons kicked the game-winning field goal with one second left on the clock.
The Quarterback Trifecta
Junior Steven Elder (San Antonio, Texas), junior Ryan Laughlin (Glen Mills, Pa.) and freshman Peter Pujals (Glenview, Ill.) have all seen significant action for the Crusaders at quarterback this season. During last week's game against Monmouth, Pujals came off the bench to complete 12 of 19 passes for 129 and two touchdowns, in addition to rushing for a team-high 22 yards on nine carries. On the season, he has now connected on 13 of 21 attempts for 129 yards and two scores, while running the ball 12 times for 35 yards. Laughlin has started three games under center in 2013, completing 23 of 48 passes for 274 yards and four scores, in addition to rushing for 106 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. During the Central Connecticut game, he hit on seven of 14 passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed 15 times for 64 yards and a score at Central Connecticut. In the previous game against Towson, Laughlin completed 14 of 30 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown, while rushing eight times for 35 yards. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, he has now connected on 104 of 180 attempts for 1,026 yards and 10 scores, and rushed 250 yards and two touchdowns on 69 carries. Elder has hit on 28 of 53 passes so far this year for 349 yards and a touchdown. He started in the season opener at Bryant, completing 23 of 41 attempts for 309 yards and a score. During his collegiate career, Elder has now connected on 134 of 226 attempts for 1,630 yards and eight touchdowns.
Veterans Anchor Offensive Line
Holy Cross boasts a great deal of experience along the offensive line this season, including four players with at least 11 career starts. In four games played so far this year, the line paved the way for the Crusaders to average 334.3 total yards, 146.3 rushing yards and 22.3 point per game. Fifth-year senior left guard Casey Bessemer (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.) leads the team with 26 consecutive games started and 37 career games played. Fifth-year senior left tackle Kyle Pedretty (Dunedin, Fla.) owns 26 starts in 27 career games played, and senior right tackle Blake Berresford (Montoursville, Pa.) has started all 17 of his career games played. The starting lineup is rounded out by senior center Jay Knighton (Pottstown, Pa.) with 22 career games played and 11 starts, and junior right guard Ryan Schnieber (Cincinnati, Ohio) with four starts in four games played.
Crusaders In The Patriot League
Looking ahead to its 28th season of play in the Patriot League, Holy Cross owns an all-time record of 83-67 (.553) in conference action. The Crusaders won their last conference championship in 2009, clinching the title with a 28-26 victory over Lafayette to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs. Holy Cross' six Patriot League championships (all of them outright) have come in 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 2009. The Crusaders are tied for the second-most championships in conference history, behind only Lehigh with 10 titles. In 2009, Holy Cross won five Patriot League games for just the fourth time in school history. The Crusaders previously went 5-1 in 2008, while posting 5-0 conference records in 1990 and 1991.
Macomber Heads Up Kicking Game
Senior John Macomber (Vienna, Va.) is once again handling all of the kicking duties for Holy Cross this year. In four games played, he has averaged 42.0 yards on 22 punts, with nine fair catches and five kicks downed inside the opponents' 20-yard line. Macomber has also scored 17 points so far this season, hitting two of three field goal attempts and 11 of 12 extra points. In addition, he has averaged 62.2 yards on 16 kickoffs with four touchbacks. Macomber's top game so far this year came at Central Connecticut, when he scored 10 points and booted a career-long 63-yard punt. In 2012, he earned second team All-Patriot League honors as both a placekicker and a punter. Macomber ranked second on the team with 55 points scored last year, hitting 10 of 13 field goal attempts (including a long of 46 yards) and 25 of 26 extra points. He also averaged 40.9 yards on 62 punts in 2012, with a long of 59 yards and 23 kicks downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line. In addition, Macomber averaged 62.4 yards on 47 kickoffs with 21 touchbacks last year. He led the team in scoring during the 2011 season with 56 points, hitting 12 of 15 field goals and 20 of 26 extra points. Macomber also led the Patriot League in field goal percentage in 2011, while his 12 field goals made tied the school single-season record. Over the course of his career as a Crusaders, Macomber has now made 24 of 31 field goals and 56 of 64 extra points, for a total of 128 points scored. His 24 career field goals made currently rank third all-time at Holy Cross.
Freshmen Make Presence Felt
In addition to freshman quarterback Peter Pujals, several other freshman have found their way into the Holy Cross lineup during their first season of collegiate competition. Freshman tailback Gabe Guild (Overland Park, Kan.) currently ranks third on the team in rushing with 108 yards on 29 carries, and also stands second on the team in receiving with 10 catches for 158 yards and a score. During the Central Connecticut game, he scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 39-yard reception. Freshman tailback Brendan Flaherty (Beverly, Mass.) has also found his way into the lineup, rushing the ball five times for 27 times and a score at Central Connecticut. Freshman linebacker Kyle Young (Roxbury, N.J.) has become a factor, earning his first collegiate start at Central Connecticut and leading the team with 10 total tackles. He has now recorded 12 tackles on the year. In addition, freshman wide receiver Jake Wieczorek (Cumming, Ga.) has become an all-around factor, returning eight kickoffs for 141 yards, bringin back two punts for 23 yards and catching two passes for 34 yards.
Acquah & Fess Named Captains
Holy Cross has two captains for the 2013 football season. Senior defensive end Gary Acquah and senior wide receiver Mike Fess were named the team's captains by head coach Tom Gilmore following the conclusion of spring practice. These two players have taken over the leadership role from Tom Mannix, Gerald Mistretta, Roman SanDoval and Sean Whited, who served as the Crusaders' captains during the 2012 campaign.
Raymond An All-Purpose Threat
Sophomore wide receiver Kalif Raymond (Lawrenceville, Ga.) has become a key player for the Holy Cross offense this season, in addition to being a key threat as a kick returner. After missing the first two games of the season due to injury, he has now caught five passes for 37 yards, rushed six times for 26 yards, returned four kickoffs for 69 yards and brought back two punts for 14 yards. Last year, Raymond earned first team All-Patriot League honors as a return specialist. He brought back 32 kickoffs for 777 yards and a touchdown last year (good for an average of 24.3 yards per return), in addition to returning 19 punts for 101 yards. During the 2012 game at Lafayette, he returned a kickoff 80 yards for his first career touchdown. Earlier last season at Colgate, Raymond brought back eight kickoffs for 178 yards, to place third on the all-time Holy Cross single-game list for kickoff return yards. He also totaled a career-best 191 all-purpose yards at Harvard in 2012, to earn Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors.
Head Coach Tom Gilmore
A two-time Patriot League Coach of the Year (in 2006 and 2009), Tom Gilmore is now in his 10th season as the head football coach at Holy Cross in 2013. He has guided the Crusaders to an overall record of 54-50 during his time at Holy Cross, including a 51-42 mark since the beginning of the 2005 campaign. In 2009, Gilmore led the Crusaders to an overall record of 9-3, the Patriot League championship and a trip to the NCAA playoffs. A finalist for the 2009 Eddie Robinson Award, Gilmore led the Crusaders to winning records in seven straight seasons from 2005-2011, including 7-4 marks in 2006, 2007 and 2008, along with winning streaks of six games (in 2008) and five games (in 2006 and 2009). Two of Gilmore's players, Dominic Randolph (2007, 2008 and 2009) and Steve Silva (2005), have been named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, with Silva earning first team All-America honors. Gilmore has also led the Crusaders to four victories over ranked opponents, three of which came in 2009. Prior to his time at Holy Cross, Gilmore served as an assistant coach at Lehigh (2000-2003), Dartmouth (1992-1999), Pennsylvania (1986, 1990-1991) and Columbia (1987-1989). An Academic All-American at Pennsylvania, Gilmore graduated in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in computer mathematics. He was the Ivy League Player of the Year as a senior and helped lead the Quakers to four consecutive Ivy League titles.
Holy Cross Attempts To Post Another Winning Season
In 2013, the Crusaders will attempt to finish with a winning record for the eighth time in a nine-year span. The Crusaders had a streak of seven straight winning seasons snapped last year, when they went just 2-9 overall. The Crusaders concluded the 2010 and 2011 seasons with identical marks of 6-5, after going 9-3 in 2009 (marking only the ninth time in school history the team has won at least nine games). Holy Cross previously went 7-4 in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and its 42-25 mark from 2006-2011 was its best in a six-year span since going 42-23-1 from 1989-1994. Holy Cross also posted a winning record in 2005 (6-5), and had an overall mark of 48-30 from 2005-2011. Prior to that seven-year run, the last time the Crusaders posted a winning mark in seven straight seasons was from 1986-1992.
Defending The Home Turf
Holy Cross has enjoyed great success at Fitton Field over the years, but stands 0-2 at home so far in 2013. The Crusaders, who played their first game at Fitton Field in 1903, have posted an all-time home mark of 368-176-27 (.668). From Oct. 11, 2008-Oct. 9, 2010, Holy Cross had a streak of 13 straight victories at home. The Crusaders had a perfect 6-0 mark at Fitton Field in 2009, and finished the 2011 campaign with a winning record at home for the sixth straight season. Fitton Field is the second-oldest stadium still used for Division I college football, behind only Franklin Field at the University of Pennsylvania (opened in 1895).
Holy Cross In The NCAA Statistics
Two Crusaders are ranked among the NCAA leaders in various statistical categories, through games of Sept. 21. As a team, Holy Cross stands fifth in the nation in punt returns, 14th in punt coverage and 22nd in net punting. The rankings:
|Category||Rank||Player / Team||Avg. / Pct.|
|Punt Returns||5||Holy Cross||20.8|
|Punt Coverage||14||Holy Cross||1.2|
|Passes Defended||20||Matt Bhaya||1.5|
|Net Punting||22||Holy Cross||39.0|
Crusaders Among League Leaders
Three Holy Cross players rank at or near the top of the Patriot League standings in a number of statistical categories, through games of Sept. 21. Senior kicker John Macomber leads the league in punting (42.0 yards/punt) and ranks fifth in field goals (0.5 made/game). In addition, sophomore strong safety Matt Bhaya (Haddonfield, N.J.) leads the conference in passes defended (1.5 defended/game), while junior cornerback Ben Coffaro (Cincinnati, Ohio) stands fourth in passes defended (1.0 defended/game). As a team, Holy Cross leads the league in punt returns (20.8 yards/return) and net punting (39.0 yards/punt), and stands second in scoring defense (27.0 points/game).
Holy Cross Picked Third In Patriot League Preseason Poll
The 2013 Crusaders were picked to finish in third place in a preseason poll of the Patriot League's head coaches and sports information directors. Holy Cross received a total of 35 points in the poll, to trail only Colgate and Lehigh. The rankings:
|Rank||School (1st place votes)||2012 Record||Points|
|1.||Colgate (8)||8-4 / 6-0 PL||68|
|2.||Lehigh (6)||10-1 / 5-1 PL||56|
|3.||Holy Cross||2-9 / 2-4 PL||35|
|4.||Lafayette||5-6 / 2-4 PL||32|
|5.||Georgetown||5-6 / 2-4 PL||26|
|6.||Bucknell||3-8 / 1-5 PL||15|
Crusaders Claim Preseason Honors
Several Holy Cross players received preseason honors from various organizations heading into the 2013 campaign. Senior wide receiver Mike Fess led the way, being named a second team All-American by USA College Football. Senior placekicker and punter John Macomber was selected to the watch list for the Fred Mitchell Award, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate placekicker at any level outside of the football bowl subdivision. Macomber, senior defensive end Gary Acquah and sophomore wide receiver Kalif Raymond were all selected to the College Football Performance Awards Watch Lists for the Football Championship Subdivision. Macomber is a candidate for the Placekicker Award, Acquah is up for the Defensive Lineman Award and Raymond is a candidate for the All-Purpose Performer Award. In addition, Holy Cross claimed six spots on the 2013 preseason All-Patriot League team: Senior John Macomber (placekicker and punter), senior Gary Acquah (defensive line), senior Mike Fess (wide receiver), senior Kyle Pedretty (offensive line) and sophomore Kalif Raymond (return specialist).
Crusaders On The Radio
All of Holy Cross' games in 2013 will air on WTAG 580 AM and 94.9 FM in Worcester. Holy Cross Hall of Famer Bob Fouracre is in his 43rd season calling the play-by-play for Holy Cross football, and his 27th year covering the Crusaders on the radio. Former Holy Cross standouts Tom Kelleher, Gordie Lockbaum and John O'Neill will serve as the color commentators for selected games this season. All of the Crusaders' games will also be available free of charge over the internet by clicking here. In addition, WCHC 88.1 FM, the Holy Cross student station, will carry a number of games this year.
Holy Cross On Television
The Crusaders are scheduled to have five games shown on live television during the 2013 season. Here is a look at Holy Cross' television schedule for the 2013 campaign:
Sept. 28 at Dartmouth: Fox College Sports Central
Oct. 5 vs. Harvard: Charter TV3
Oct. 19 vs. Colgate: CBS Sports Network
Oct. 26 vs. Lafayette: Charter TV3
Nov. 9 at Lehigh: Service Electric
Live video streaming of most 2013 Holy Cross regular season home football games will be available over the internet through Crusader Vision. The package, done in association with Campus Insiders as part of the Patriot League Network, is available free of charge. For details on how to view games through Crusader Vision, click here.
The Holy Cross Football Show
Every Tuesday during the season, head coach Tom Gilmore will be joined by Bob Fouracre for the Holy Cross Football Show. The show airs live from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. exclusively on the internet, with archives of all the shows available to those who can not watch live. The show is carried through Crusader Vision free of charge. For more details, click here.
Crusaders On Social Media
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Scouting The Big Green
Dartmouth enters this week's game with an overall record of 1-0 on the season, after defeating Butler 30-23 last week. Sophomore quarterback Dalyn Williams completed 22 of 35 passes for 228 yards against the Bulldogs, in addition to rushing for 119 yards and a score on 18 carries. Senior tailback Dominick Pierre added 93 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries last week, while junior wide out Ryan McManus and sophomore wide out Victor Williams tied for the team-lead with six receptions each. On the defensive side of the ball, senior linebacker Bronson Green led the Big Green with nine tackles against Butler. Buddy Teevens is in the ninth year of his second stint as Dartmouth's head coach, with an overall record of 53-76-2. Teevens' career record stands at 87-153-2, including five seasons at Tulane (1992-1996) and three years at Stanford (2002-2004).
Senior tailback Reggie Woods (Bowie, Md.) ran the ball 24 times for a career-high 153 yards during the victory at Central Connecticut ... Senior linebacker Tyler Zeoli (King of Prussia, Pa.) totaled seven tackles with two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble during the Central Connecticut game. He is now tied for second on the team lead with 25 total tackles this season ... Sophomore strong safety Matt Bhaya has recorded a team-best five pass breakup so far this season, to go along with 21 total tackles and an interception ... Junior wide receiver Tyler Artim (Whitehall, Pa.) caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in the season opener at Bryant, and now ranks fourth on the team with nine receptions for 116 yards ... Junior free safety Sam Jones (Canal Winchester, Ohio) ranks seventh on the team with 17 tackles so far this year, with one sack and a team-high three tackles for loss ... Senior defensive end Gary Acquah has been named a candidate for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The award recognizes a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.