October 11, 2011

Spartans Set to Host Hiram for Homecoming on Saturday

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Hiram Terriers at Case Western Reserve Spartans
Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.
Case Field - Cleveland, Ohio - Homecoming

LIVE VIDEO: http://tv.case.edu/athletics
(Dave Wilson, play-by-play; Ed Daugherty, color)
Pregame show begins at 12:45 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 look to continue a three-game winning streak when they host the Hiram College Terriers for Homecoming on Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Case Field in Cleveland. The Spartans improved to 4-1 last week with a 47-21 home victory versus Oberlin College. Hiram is 1-5 overall after dropping a neutral site game to Macalester College (Minn.), 31-14.

SERIES NOTES

The Spartans and Terriers have met 21 times on the gridiron, with Hiram holding an 11-9-1 lead in the all-time series. The Spartans have won four consecutive meetings and six of seven overall, including a 41-0 shutout at Hiram last season. The last Hiram victory in the series came back in 2000 by a score of 17-7 at Case. The first-ever meeting between the two schools in 1972 resulted in a 13-0 victory for Case. The programs met annually from 1972-89 before a 10-year hiatus from 1990-99. The rivalry was renewed for two years (2000-01) before a six-year gap from 2002-07. The teams have met each season since 2008.

THE COACHES

Case Western Reserve is coached by Greg Debeljak, who is in his eighth season in 2011 with a 56-23 (.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 43-6, 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).

Hiram is coached by Randy Moore, who has a 2-14 record is in his second season with the Terriers. Moore served as defensive coordinator at Otterbein University for seven seasons and helped lead the Cardinals to their first-ever NCAA Playoff berth in 2008. Prior to joining the staff at Otterbein, Moore served as defensive coordinator at Hope College (Mich.) and was the head coach at Lake Forest College (Ill.).

LAST MEETING

The Spartans improved to 6-0 in 2010 and stretched their regular season winning streak to 37 games with a 41-0 shutout of the Terriers on Saturday, October 16 at Henry Field in Hiram. The Spartans scored on their first five possessions, with then senior quarterback Joey Baum completing 15-of-26 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns. Current sophomore running back Kenny Riordan (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond-Burton) rushed for a game-high 74 yards on just 10 carries with his first collegiate touchdown. The Spartan defense totaled five sacks and recorded its first shutout since the end of the 2008 regular season. Current senior defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name)  posted five tackles, a sack and his first career interception.

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS

Through five games, the Spartans average 23.8 points, 124.0 yards rushing, 201.8 yards passing and 325.8 total yards. Case opponents average 14.2 ppg, 89.4 yards rushing, 208.2 yards passing and 297.6 total yards per game. The Spartans have a +6 turnover margin after checking in at +11 last season.

SPARTAN LEADERS

Offensively, junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has completed 77-of-131 passes for 913 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions. Freshman running back Manny Sicre (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) has a team-high 323 yards on 68 carries (4.8 ypc) with three touchdowns. Sicre also has 14 receptions for 75 yards. Sophomore running back Kenny Riordan (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond-Burton) has 230 yards rushing on 49 carries (4.7 ypc). Senior wide receiver Bryan Metlesitz (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) has team-highs of 26 receptions and 349 yards (13.4 ypc) to go along with two touchdowns. Freshman wide receiver Sean Lapcevic (Presto, Pa./Chartiers Valley) has 15 receptions for 196 yards (13.1 ypc).

Defensively, junior linebacker Ryan Ferguson (Wheaton, Ill./St. Francis) is tied for the team-high with 52 tackles to go along four tackles for loss and both an interception and fumble recovery for a touchdown. Senior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) also has 52 tackles with 1.5 sacks. Junior linebacker Kevin Nossem (Munster, Ind./Munster) has 34 tackles with a team-high tying four sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Senior defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) has 33 stops with a team-high nine tackles for loss and a team-high tying four sacks. Junior safety Dan Calabrese  (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) has 19 stops with a team-high four interceptions and a forced fumble.

SCOUTING THE TERRIERS

To date, Hiram has a victory versus Kenyon College (16-13) and losses versus Westminster College (17-7), Denison University (42-14), Oberlin College (27-7), Carnegie Mellon University (24-7) and Macalaster College (31-14). Through six games, Hiram averages 10.8 points, 157.2 yards rushing, 167.3 yards passing and 324.5 total yards per game. Terrier opponents average 24.7 points, 204.7 yards rushing, 173.2 yards passing and 377.9 total yards per game. The Terriers have a -4 turnover ratio.

TERRIER LEADERS

Offensively, sophomore QB Brandon Hanna has completed 92-of-162 passes for 761 yards, three TDs and seven INTs. Hanna is also the team's leading rusher with 449 yards on 86 attempts (5.2 ypc) with three TDs. Junior RB Chris Austin has 270 yards on 26 carries (4.1 ypc) with a score. Sophomore WR Richard Simpson leads the Terriers with 29 receptions for 298 yards (10.3 ypc) with two TDs. Freshman WR Jeff Schofield is second on the squad with 28 catches for 240 yards.

Defensively, senior LB Oliver Dickerhoof has team-highs with 70 tackles and three fumble recoveries to go along with two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks. Senior LB Jon Hull has 60 tackles, including four for loss, with three sacks and two forced fumbles. Freshman defensive lineman Maria Lemuel leads the team with 5.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Three Terriers have INTs, including senior defensive back Dominick Harper, who also has 36 tackles 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 five games in 2011, English has 33 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).

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) and junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) have been tabbed as the University Athletic Association Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their roles in last week's win versus Oberlin. Olson has earned the award for three consecutive weeks, while Calabrese is a first-time honoree.

FEEL THE "CALA-BREEZE"

Junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) tied a school record versus Oberlin with three interceptions. Calabrese also returned two of the picks for touchdowns and now has three scores this season -- one punt return and the two INTs.

GETTING DEFENSIVE

The Spartans currently lead the UAA in rush defense (89.4 ypg), scoring defense (14.2 ppg) and turnovers forced (15). Nationally, Case ranks 14th in tackles for loss per game (8.8), 20th in rush defense, 24th in scoring defense, 27th in turnovers forced and 29th in sacks per game (3).

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