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CUA opens ODAC play at home vs. Hampden-Sydney

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WASHINGTON - After having last week off, CUA returns to action on Saturday afternoon when the Cardinals open ODAC play vs. Hampden-Sydney.  CUA is looking to snap a two-game losing streak, which includes a 35-17 setback at Carnegie Mellon two weeks ago.  The Cardinals trailed the Tartans by only four midway through the second quarter, before CMU scored 21 straight to pull away. 

Hampden-Sydney meanwhile, suffered its first loss of the season last weekend, falling to Huntingdon College 24-21 at home.  The Tigers led 21-17 late in the game before Tyler Robinson hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass to give the Hawks a three-point win.

CUA meets Hampden-Sydney for the 22nd time this weekend with the Tigers leading the series 12-9.  The Cardinals have not beaten HSC since earning a 33-21 win in 2008.

Junior Mike Pitsenberger rushed for 127 yards on only 13 carries two weeks ago at Carnegie Mellon.  The Maryland native averaged 9.8 yards per carry and his 127 total yards were his most since rushing for 186 vs. Hampden-Sydney on October 2, 2010.

In just three games, the CUA defense has totaled 17 tackles for loss, registering at least 5 in each game.  By comparison, the Cardinals opponents have totaled 5 tackles for loss the entire season.

College football coaches around the country, including CUA's Dave Dunn, will join to fight one opponent this weekend - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  By wearing an armband with the Coach to Cure MD insignia, coaches will show their support for Coach to Cure MD, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) charitable project.  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood.  Because the Duchenne gene is found on the X-chromosome, it primarily affects boys and occurs across all races and cultures.

Expect to see both teams put up plenty of points on Saturday afternoon. In the last 12 meetings, the average score between CUA and Hampden-Sydney has been 34-24 in favor of the Tigers.  During that time, both teams have scored at least 20 points in nine of the games.

Saturday's game is slated to begin at 1 p.m. from inside Cardinal Stadium.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
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12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
Video Preview Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
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