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Fisher Halts Nation's Top Rushing Attack

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The St. John Fisher College defense held the nation's No. 1 rushing offense to 256 yards below its average, as the Cardinals came away with a 33-6 win at Springfield College on Saturday in a pivotal Empire 8 Conference matchup.
 
With the win, Fisher improves to 6-1 overall and 4-0 Empire 8 Conference, while Springfield falls to 4-3, 2-3.
 
Springfield, who entered the game averaging 388 rushing yards per game this season, was held to just 132 yards on 42 attempts and gained just 46 yards through the air.
 
The Fisher offense used a well-balanced attack to pick up 388 yards (190 rushing/198 passing) on the day and held the ball for over 38 minutes.
 
The win avenged a 55-49 loss to Springfield in last year's regular-season finale at Fisher.   The loss knocked the Cardinals, who were 8-1 going into the game, out of contention for an NCAA Championship bid.
 
After allowing 56 points to Hobart College four weeks ago, Fisher has won four straight, allowing a total of 26 points in the four victories.  This is the sixth time this season Fisher has held its opponents to 10 points or less.
 
Quarterback Ryan Kramer led the Fisher offense with two rushing touchdowns, while also throwing for two.  He completed 14-of-22 passes for 198 yards.  He also ran the ball 17 times for 90 yards.  
 
Fisher scored the game's first touchdown on an 18-play, 78-yard drive with Kramer scoring on a one-yard run on a fourth-and-goal with 3:24 left in the first quarter to give his team a 6-0 lead.  The drive ate up nearly nine minutes of time.
 
After forcing Springfield to punt on its next possession, the Cardinals marched 67 yards on seven plays with Kramer connecting with Artie Bigsby from 14 yards out to make it 13-0 with  13:17 left in the second.   The touchdown was the first in Bigsby's four-year career.
 
Fisher pushed its lead to 20-0 less than four minutes later.    After Ryan Schmidt caught a 39-yard pass on a third-and-24 play to give the Cardinals first-and-goal from the Springfield 4, Kramer recovered a fumble by running back Cody Miller in the Springfield end zone.

Chad Monheim kicked a 22-yard field goal to make it 23-0 and closed out a first half that was dominated by the Cardinals.  Fisher controlled the ball for over 20 minutes in the first half and out-gained the Pride 242-62 over the opening 30 minutes.
 
Monheim opened the scoring in the second half, booting a 20-yard field goal with just over four minutes left in the third.
 
Springfield scored its only touchdown of the day on the final play of the third quarter, but the Cardinals remained in control. Fisher kept the ball for more than 11 of the game's final 15 minutes and Schmidt sealed the win, scoring on a 13-yard pass from Kramer with four minutes left in the game.
 
Schmidt led all Fisher receivers with six receptions for 91 yards.  Nathan Nigolian and Bigsby each caught two passes, while Dan Rudy snagged a 25-yard pass to help set up Fisher second touchdown of the day.
 
Miller finished the day with 73 yards on 26 carries.

Chris Sawyer, who transferred to Fisher after playing at Springfield his freshman year, finished with a team-high seven tackles, including one sack.  Dave Vosburgh, Mike Benderski and Mason Judd each finished with tackles, while Mike Belluco was credited with a sack.
 
Fisher will return to action at 7 p.m. next Saturday and will host Utica College.  It will be Fisher's last regular-season home game.  The Pioneers are coming off a 20-15 win over Ithaca College today.

Oct. 19: All times Eastern
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Martin Luther 21, at Northwestern (Minn.) 6
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at Stevenson 33, Wilkes 21
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at RPI 31, Hobart 24
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at MIT 13, Coast Guard 0
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Norwich 15, at Maine Maritime 7
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at Moravian 31, Juniata 14
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at Dean 53, Gallaudet 21
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Endicott 45, at Becker 13
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Frostburg State 24, at Montclair State 17
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SUNY-Maritime 68, at Castleton 41
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at Trinity (Texas) 28, Sewanee 14
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Johns Hopkins 51, at Gettysburg 14
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N.C. Wesleyan 29, at Brevard 21
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at Misericordia 37, FDU-Florham 33
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Union 29, at St. Lawrence 7
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at Ithaca 28, Rochester 3
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at Colby 23, Hamilton 21
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at Middlebury 35, Bates 34
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Trinity (Conn.) 48, at Bowdoin 6
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Springfield 23, at Catholic 11
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Amherst 33, at Wesleyan 3
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at Plymouth State 17, Massachusetts Maritime 14
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at Husson 54, Anna Maria 14
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TCNJ 13, at Kean 8
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Carnegie Mellon 41, at Thiel 7
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Salve Regina 30, at Curry 21
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23 King's
13 Albright
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Trine 31, at Finlandia 0
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35 Susquehanna
35 Ursinus
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Delaware Valley 52, at Lebanon Valley 7
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at Western New England 70, University of New England 13
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Franklin and Marshall 35, at Dickinson 14
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at Wittenberg 38, DePauw 23
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50 Shenandoah
52 Emory and Henry
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at Wabash 32, Oberlin 7
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at Westminster (Pa.) 27, Washington and Jefferson 20
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at Hampden-Sydney 38, Guilford 35
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at Randolph-Macon 44, Bridgewater 41
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Cortland 56, at Hartwick 3
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at Denison 27, Ohio Wesleyan 10
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Waynesburg 12, at St. Vincent 10
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Salisbury 33, at Southern Virginia 0
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at Methodist 42, Greensboro 6
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Christopher Newport 39, at William Paterson 10
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35 Albion
35 Adrian
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Thomas More 35, at St. Scholastica 0
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at Westminster (Mo.) 25, Minnesota-Morris 7
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Lake Forest 24, at Grinnell 0
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at Greenville 41, Crown 14
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at Merchant Marine 25, WPI 24
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24 Marietta
21 John Carroll
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at Tufts 28, Williams 21
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49 Ohio Northern
46 Capital
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Baldwin Wallace 35, at Wilmington 33
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at Mount Union 54, Heidelberg 0
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at Lycoming 52, Alvernia 0
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at Rose-Hulman 44, Anderson 6
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at Franklin 64, Earlham 20
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Hanover 48, at Manchester 14
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Mount St. Joseph 20, at Defiance 0
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16 Alfred
13 Utica
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3rd - 01:59
21 Maryville (Tenn.)
9 LaGrange
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Framingham State at Westfield State
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Morrisville State at St. John Fisher
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4th - 07:51
14 Otterbein
14 Muskingum
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7 Millsaps
6 Berry
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0:44 3rd
12 McDaniel
35 Muhlenberg
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21 Wesley
14 Rowan
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14 Hiram
14 Wooster
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34 Allegheny
3 Kenyon
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7 Luther
17 Nebraska Wesleyan
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7 Wheaton (Ill.)
0 Augustana
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0 Benedictine
50 Eureka
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, at Belhaven 0
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4th - 10:54
0 Texas Lutheran
44 Hardin-Simmons
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Chicago at Beloit
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14 Concordia-Chicago
38 Concordia (Wis.)
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4th - 08:34
25 Aurora
7 Rockford
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0 Concordia-Moorhead
21 Bethel
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38 Lakeland
12 Wisconsin Lutheran
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7 St. Olaf
43 St. John's
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0 Augsburg
35 Gustavus Adolphus
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3rd - 07:39
24 Dubuque
0 Buena Vista
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4th - 15:00
19 North Central (Ill.)
7 Carthage
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Macalester at Ripon
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0 Cornell
44 Monmouth
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19 Loras
38 Simpson
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Illinois College at Knox
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UW-Stout at UW-Stevens Point
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Millikin at Elmhurst
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Iowa Wesleyan at MacMurray
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33 UW-Eau Claire
16 UW-Platteville
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Chicago at Beloit
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0 Carleton
56 St. Thomas
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7 Worcester State
34 Mass-Dartmouth
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6 Central
26 Wartburg
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7 UW-La Crosse
17 UW-Oshkosh
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0 UW-River Falls
31 UW-Whitewater
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Austin at Birmingham-Southern
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28 Centre
7 Rhodes
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North Park at Carroll
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3 Alma
3 Kalamazoo
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Willamette at Pacific Lutheran
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Buffalo State at Brockport
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1Q 9:04
0 Huntingdon
7 Averett
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7 Washington and Lee
0 Ferrum
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Lewis and Clark at Pacific
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Redlands at La Verne
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0 Whitworth
0 Puget Sound
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0 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
0 Occidental
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Linfield at George Fox
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Olivet at Hope
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Bridgewater State at Western Connecticut
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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Howard Payne at Sul Ross State
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East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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Illinois Wesleyan at Washington U.
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St. Norbert at Lawrence
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Whittier at Pomona-Pitzer
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Chapman at Cal Lutheran
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Frostburg State 24, at Montclair State 17
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at RPI 31, Hobart 24
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Trine 31, at Finlandia 0
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at Wittenberg 38, DePauw 23
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at Westminster (Pa.) 27, Washington and Jefferson 20
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Delaware Valley 52, at Lebanon Valley 7
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Johns Hopkins 51, at Gettysburg 14
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at Mount Union 54, Heidelberg 0
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4th - 8:35
24 Marietta
21 John Carroll
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7 Millsaps
6 Berry
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21 Wesley
14 Rowan
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0:44 3rd
12 McDaniel
35 Muhlenberg
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7 Wheaton (Ill.)
0 Augustana
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, at Belhaven 0
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1:21 2ND
7 St. Olaf
43 St. John's
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4th - 10:54
0 Texas Lutheran
44 Hardin-Simmons
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4th - 15:00
19 North Central (Ill.)
7 Carthage
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0 Carleton
56 St. Thomas
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7 UW-La Crosse
17 UW-Oshkosh
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0 UW-River Falls
31 UW-Whitewater
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Buffalo State at Brockport
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0 Whitworth
0 Puget Sound
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4:30 PM
Linfield at George Fox
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7:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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Illinois Wesleyan at Washington U.
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