September 20, 2012

GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs Anderson - Game Four

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DEFIANCE, Ohio -
 Defiance College will cap its 2012 Homecoming on Saturday with a home game against Anderson University. Both squads will enter play looking to climb the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings by notching their first victories of the young season.
SCOUTING DEFIANCE - Despite getting off to a 0-3 start, the Defiance offense has improved each time out this season, upping its point total and overall production in each outing. The passing attack has led the way, as Garrett Teague has increased his passing yards from 84 to 107 to 248 in the three games. On the season, Teague has accounted for 185.7 total yards of offense per outing, with a career-high 300 total yards one week ago. 
SCOUTING ANDERSON - A 0-2 start for Anderson has extended its current losing streak to eight-straight defeats dating back to 2011. The Ravens have struggled mightily on the defensive side of the ball, allowing over 45 points and at least 450 total yards of offense in both outings so far in 2012. In those two games, AU has yielded 5.6 yards per play to its opposition. Tyler Ganus, Ben Southards and Mitch Tuttle have done their part however, as each has averaged over 10 tackles per game this season.
LAST MEETING - Defiance withstood a fourth-quarter rally from Anderson to secure a 28-21 road victory on October 22 of 2011. The Jackets churned out 192 yards on the ground and scored all 28 points via four rushing touchdowns. Hunter Robertson helped the defense take care of the rest, by leading DC with 15 tackles.
SERIES HISTORY - Heading into the 52nd meeting on the gridiron with Anderson, the Yellow Jackets hold a 32-18-1 edge in the all-time series. The gap has widened of late, with DC winning each of the past seven contests and outscoring AU by a 225-75 count in those games. During that stretch, Defiance has scored at least 20 points in all seven games, with Anderson only surpassing the 13-point mark one time.
LAST TIME OUT - A trio of fourth-quarter strikes was not enough to notch the first win of the season for Defiance, as the Jackets fell by a 33-20 margin against Rose-Hulman. DC racked up 144 more yards of offense than the Engineers but dug too deep of a hole after missing numerous scoring chances in the first half. Garrett Teague and Jon Carrabino hooked up six times for 167 yards and a touchdown to spark the offense, with D.J. Brigham's 12 tackles pacing the defense.
JUDGEMENT DAY - When Anderson invades Coressel Stadium on Saturday, it will see a familiar face on the Defiance sideline, as former AU head coach, Jeff Judge, is in his first year as the defensive coordinator at DC. Judge ran the Raven program for nine seasons prior to the 2012 campaign.
CARRABINO TAKES TOP PLAY HONORS - For the second-straight week, Defiance won the vote for the HCAC's Highlight of the Week, as the 80-yard touchdown pass from Garrett Teague to Jon Carrabino earned 1,216 votes to top the second-place play from Rose-Hulman by 500 tallies.
WANT TO GET AWAY? - The Yellow Jackets have struggled at home over the past two seasons, going 1-7 since the start of the 2011 campaign and being outscored by 20.0 points per game in that span. Those numbers have worsened in DC's last four home contests, with Defiance going 0-4 and yielding 41.5 points while scoring 13.3 per outing. On the flip side, the Jackets are 8-3 on the road in league play since the 2009 season and have won each of their past three road clashes within the HCAC.
AROUND THE HCAC - Three of the HCAC's four unbeatens in league play will be in action on Saturday, as No. 25 Franklin (1-0) hosts Earlham (0-1), Bluffton (1-0) welcomes MSJ (0-1) and Rose-Hulman hosts Manchester (0-1). The fourth game on the docket will pit DC (0-1) against Anderson (0-0).
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS - Fans can choose from over 10,000 high-resolution photos of their favorite Yellow Jackets in action by visiting DC's online photo store at www.DefianceAthletics.com/galleries. Prices have recently been dropped by 30 percent on all products and the proceeds from the site help to support Defiance College.
ONLINE WEBCASTS AND REPLAYS - Defiance College would like to thank Hubbard Company, Mark Moats Ford and The Plaza Motel for their support of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network in 2012. Each of DC's five home football games in 2012, along with the road games at Adrian and Bluffton will be broadcast live at www.DefianceAthletics.com/video. Past broadcasts will also be archived and available at that link. Broadcasts will also be replayed all season long by DCTV5 on Tuesday's and Friday's at 9:00 pm and by Bryan City Cable channel 3 on Tuesday and Thursday's at 9:00 pm.


Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Coast Guard at Anna Maria
7:00 PM
Defiance at Baldwin Wallace
Live Stats
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee at Johns Hopkins
7:30 PM
Trine at Manchester
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
TBA
Muhlenberg at Wilkes
6:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Mount Ida
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
7:00 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Stevenson
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
7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Worcester State
7:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Curry
7:00 PM
Morrisville State at St. Lawrence
10:00 PM
Adrian at Pacific
Sep. 3: All times Eastern
TBA
Endicott at Framingham State
TBA
UW-Platteville at George Fox
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
Live Stats
12:00 PM
Chicago at Case Western Reserve
12:00 PM
Husson at Alfred
12:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at Maine Maritime
Video
12:00 PM
Cortland at Heidelberg
12:00 PM
Otterbein at Buffalo State
12:00 PM
Ursinus at Bethany
12:00 PM
Sewanee at Kenyon
1:00 PM
King's at Moravian
Live Stats
1:00 PM
Kean at Christopher Newport
1:00 PM
McDaniel at Catholic
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
1:00 PM
Plymouth State at Castleton
Live Stats
1:00 PM
RPI at Norwich
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Dickinson
1:00 PM
Oberlin at Kalamazoo
1:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Ferrum
1:00 PM
Wooster at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Alfred State at William Paterson
1:00 PM
St. Vincent at Alma
1:00 PM
Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia
1:00 PM
Olivet at St. John Fisher
1:00 PM
Rowan at Widener
1:00 PM
Hobart at Brockport
1:00 PM
Union at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Susquehanna at Lycoming
1:00 PM
Utica at Misericordia
1:00 PM
The Apprentice School at Methodist
1:00 PM
TCNJ at UW-Whitewater
1:30 PM
Wilmington at Bluffton
1:30 PM
Monmouth at Hope
1:30 PM
Bridgewater at Gettysburg
1:30 PM
Muskingum at Waynesburg
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
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
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
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Live Stats
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
2:00 PM
UW-River Falls at Coe
2:00 PM
Ripon at Concordia-Chicago
2:00 PM
Elmhurst at Loras
2:00 PM
Huntingdon at Louisiana College
2:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Robert Morris-Chicago
2:00 PM
Benedictine at Wheaton (Ill.)
2:00 PM
John Carroll at UW-Oshkosh
2:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Earlham
Live Stats
2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
Live Stats
4:00 PM
Central at Whitworth
5:00 PM
Hartwick at Western Connecticut
6:00 PM
Wabash at Albion
6:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at Berry
6:00 PM
Augustana at Mount St. Joseph
6:00 PM
Thomas More at Franklin
Live Stats
6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
7:00 PM
Marietta at Denison
7:00 PM
Hiram at Westminster (Pa.)
7:00 PM
Thiel at Allegheny
7:00 PM
Capital at Wittenberg
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
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Greensboro at Guilford
Live Stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Southwestern
7:00 PM
Anderson at North Park
7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Mary Hardin-Baylor
7:00 PM
East Texas Baptist at Texas Lutheran
7:10 PM
St. Thomas at UW-Eau Claire
Video Live Stats
7:30 PM
Hanover at Centre
8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats
8:00 PM
Southwestern Assemblies at Howard Payne
8:00 PM
Sul Ross State at UT-Permian Basin
Dec. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 49, at St. Thomas 35
@ Salem, Va.
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