October 7, 2011

Spartans Return Home to Host Yeomen Under the Lights on Saturday

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Oberlin College Yeomen at Case Western Reserve Spartans
Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Case Field - Cleveland, Ohio

LIVE VIDEO: http://tv.case.edu/athletics
(Dave Wilson, play-by-play; Ed Daugherty, color)
Pregame show begins at 5:45 p.m.

LIVE STATS: http://livestats.prestosports.com/casewesternreserve/

Download the complete Spartan Games Notes in .pdf format by clicking HERE.

THE MATCHUP

The Case Western Reserve University Spartans play at home for the first time in nearly a month when they host Oberlin College on Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Case Field in Cleveland. The Spartans (3-1) are riding a two-game winning streak after last Saturday's 17-10 come-from-behind victory at Allegheny College (Pa.). Oberlin is 2-2 following a 41-19 loss at then No. 16 nationally-ranked Wittenberg University.

SERIES NOTES

The Spartans and Yeomen have met 35 times on the gridiron with the Spartans holding a 29-6 lead in the all-time series. Case has won 26 straight versus Oberlin, including a 48-36 victory last season on the road. The last Oberlin win came at home by a score of 17-6 during the 1982 campaign. The-first ever meeting between the two sides resulted in a 27-21 Case win at home in 1972. 

THE COACHES

Case Western Reserve is coached by Greg Debeljak, who is in his eighth season in 2011 with a 55-23 (.705) record. Debeljak led the Spartans to three consecutive undefeated (10-0) regular seasons from 2007-09 with back-to-back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances and UAA titles. Since the beginning of the 2007 season, Case Western Reserve has posted an outstanding overall record of 42-6, earning Debeljak and his staff the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year award for three straight seasons (2007-09). In addition, Case has been ranked in the AFCA top 25 in each of the past four seasons (2007-10).

Oberlin is coached by Jeff Ramsey, who is in his 13th season with a 34-90 record. Ramsey ranks fifth on the Yeomen all-time wins list and his teams have set 136 school-records during his tenure. Prior to his time at Oberlin, Ramsey served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Division I-AA Sonoma State University (Calif.).

LAST MEETING

The Spartans improved to 5-0 in 2010 and stretched their regular season winning streak to 36 games with a 48-36 win at Oberlin on Saturday, October 9. The game opened with five-consecutive touchdown scoring drives as the two sides combined to score 35 points in the first quarter. Spartan wide receiver Zach Homyk made 10 receptions for a career-high 201 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Joey Baum completed 24-of-34 passes for a career-high 363 yards and three scores.

Defensively, current senior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) totaled a team-high 12 tackles and current senior end Richard Doolin (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) recorded two sacks.

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS

Through four games, the Spartans average 18.0 points, 118.0 yards rushing, 203.8 yards passing and 321.8 total yards. Case opponents average 12.5 ppg, 81.5 yards rushing, 221.0 yards passing and 302.5 total yards per game. The Spartans have a +2 turnover margin after checking in at +11 last season.

SPARTAN LEADERS

Offensively, junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has completed 67-of-117 passes for 719 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions. Freshman running back Manny Sicre (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) has a team-high 269 yards on 55 carries (4.9 ypc) with a touchdown. Sicre also has 14 receptions for 75 yards. Sophomore running back Kenny Riordan (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond-Burton) has 191 yards rushing on 45 carries (4.2 ypc). Senior wide receiver Bryan Metlesitz (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) has team-highs of 22 receptions and 260 yards (11.8 ypc) to go along with two touchdowns. 

Defensively, junior linebacker Ryan Ferguson (Wheaton, Ill./St. Francis) has a team-high 44  tackles, including four for loss, with an interception and fumble recovery for a touchdown. Senior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) is second on the team with 41 tackles with 1.5 sacks. Junior linebacker Kevin Nossem (Munster, Ind./Munster) has 31 tackles with a team-high tying four sacks, a team-best two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Senior defensive end Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) has 25 stops with a team-high nine tackles for loss and a team-high tying four sacks.

SCOUTING THE YEOMEN

To date, Oberlin has victories versus Kenyon College (42-0) and Hiram College (27-7) and losses to The College of Wooster (14-3) and Wittenberg University (41-19). Through four games, Oberlin averages 22.8 points, 126.0 yards rushing, 205.5 yards passing and 331.5 total yards per game. Yeomen opponents average 15.5 points, 124.0 yards rushing, 165.8 yards passing and 289.8 total yards per game. The Yeomen have a -1 turnover ratio.

YEOMEN LEADERS

Offensively, junior QB Josh Mandel has completed 57-of-89 (.640) for 637 yards with six TDs and five INTs. Junior QB Joe Cook is 10-of-18 for 102 yards with one INT. Sophomore RB Moses Richardson has rushed for 290 yards on 56 carries (5.2 ypc) with two TDs. Freshman RB Justin Williams has 106 yards rushing on 23 carries (4.6 ypc) with two TDs. Junior WR Robin Witjes has 16 receptions for 202 (12.6 ypc) and three TDs along with eight rushes for 64 yards. Senior Cory Kidd, junior Adam Niec and senior tight end Danny Enright all have 13 receptions -- Kidd has 190 receiving yards while Niec (2) and Enright (1) have each accounted for TDs.

Defensively, senior LB Derrick Dennis is the team-leader at 33 tackles, including a team-high tying five for loss, with two sacks and an INT. Senior DL Jake Hochendoner has 26 tackles, including a team-high tying for loss, and is tied for the team-high with 2.5 sacks. Sophomore DB Zach Kisley has 22 tackles and a team-high two interceptions to go along with three pass break-ups and a forced fumble.

AN "ENGLISH" LESSON

Three-time All-UAA senior defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) has led the team in sacks and tackles for loss in each of the past two seasons. Through four games in 2011, English has 25 tackles, including nine for loss, with four sacks, a pass break-up and a fumble recovery. English now has 28.5 career sacks -- two shy of tying the school record of 30.5 set by Brian Calderone (2005-08).

TWO IN A ROW

Junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has been selected as the UAA Offensive Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks. Olson threw for 228 yards and two TDs -- one of which was the game-winner -- in last Saturday's game at Allegheny.

FEEL THE "CALA-BREEZE"

Junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) has punt returns of 55 (touchdown) and 63 yards, respectively, during the past two weeks. Calabrese also intercepted a pass at Denison two weeks and provided a forced fumble to set up the game-winning TD at Allegheny last week.

GETTING DEFENSIVE

The Spartans currently lead the UAA in rush defense (81.5 ypg) and scoring defense (12.5 ppg) and are tied for the lead in turnovers forced (11). Nationally, Case ranks third in tackles for loss per game (10 tpg), 16th in sacks per game (3.50) and 21st in rush defense.

100

A win versus Oberlin would be the 100th home victory in the history of CWRU football. Overall, the Spartans have a home record of 99-104-1, that includes a mark of 25-11 in six seasons at Case Field.

38

The number of consecutive regular season victories that Case Western Reserve posted from November 4, 2006 until October 30, 2010.

Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
Video
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Belhaven at Millsaps
Video Live Stats
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Becker
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
7:00 PM
WPI at MIT
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
Video Audio
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Live Stats
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Endicott at Framingham State
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
Video Live Stats
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
12:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
Video Live Stats
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
Video Live Stats Audio Audio
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
Audio
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
Live Stats Audio
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
Audio
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
Video Audio
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
Audio
1:30 PM
Juniata at Grove City
2:00 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
2:00 PM
Lakeland at Carroll
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
Live Stats
2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-La Crosse at Luther
2:00 PM
Beloit at Lake Forest
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Jamestown
2:00 PM
Crown at Hamline
Live Stats
2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
Audio
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Olaf at Grinnell
2:00 PM
Buena Vista at Mayville St.
2:00 PM
Simpson at UW-Stout
2:00 PM
Aurora at Carthage
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
Video Live Stats
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
Video Audio Audio
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Video Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
McPherson at Nebraska Wesleyan
Live Stats
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
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6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
Live Stats Audio
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
Video Live Stats
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Video Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Denison at Marietta
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Shenandoah at Gallaudet
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Illinois College at Rose-Hulman
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Geneva at Frostburg State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
Video Live Stats Audio
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
Video Live Stats
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Video Live Stats Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
Video Live Stats Audio
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
8:30 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
Live Stats
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
Video
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Video Live Stats
7:00 PM
Albright at Salisbury
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
Live Stats
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
Live Stats
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
Video Audio Audio
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
Video
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live Stats Audio
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
Video Live Stats
4:00 PM
UW-Platteville at George Fox
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Video Live Stats
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Video Live Stats Audio
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
Live Stats
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats