September 26, 2013

Rose-Hulman, MU set for Saturday clash

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Manchester University begins its second set of back-to-back home games at Carl W. Burt Memorial Field Saturday, Sept. 28. The Spartans, seeking to end a three-game losing skid, host Rose-Hulman at 1:30 p.m. in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.

Game specifics: Fans, friends and alumni of MU can check out live audio, statistics and video from Saturday's game at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … Saturday's game is also part of the HCAC's recognition of the Samaritan's Feet initiative. Their mission is to equip ten million impoverished children with ten million shoes in ten years. Since beginning in 2003, Samaritan's Feet has helped 4 million people in 60 countries. They also have partnerships with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee).

SERIES HISTORY: Rose-Hulman holds a 16-7 edge all-time which includes three consecutive decisions. Close-knit finishes have been the norm of late with the last two meetings as proof. A year ago, a furious second half rally in Terre Haute nearly guided the Black and Gold to a win last season with R-H hanging on 28-26, while in 2011, in North Manchester, the Fightin' Engineers withstood three fourth quarter opportunities for MU's offense to gain a 26-20 win. Each of the last six contests has been decided by six points or less.

SPARTAN SHORTS: The Spartans' visit to No. 14-ranked D3Football.com and No. 20-ranked American Football Coaches Association Division III Franklin Sept. 21 was spotlighted by an 18-play, 71-yard scoring drive that stretched from the late stages of the third quarter into the fourth quarter. Sophomore quarterback Logan Haston (Avon, Ind.), as part of a 121-yard afternoon through the air, hit sophomore wide receiver D.J. Powell (Angola, Ind.) on a seven-yard scoring strike. The Spartans' offense did manage 15 first downs and nearly 250 yards of total offense against the conference preseason favorites … Senior linebacker Zach Dashner (South Bend, Ind.) picked up an interception that highlighted the Spartans' defensive efforts. Fellow senior linebacker Dylin Kennedy (North Manchester, Ind.) added a team-leading 10 tackles … Player of the Week honors for the Franklin game went to senior offensive lineman Eric Courter (Elkhart, Ind.), senior defensive back Nick Miller (Huntington, Ind.), freshman Dakota Nelson (Fairfield, Ind.) for his special teams plays and freshman offensive lineman Eric Weitholter (Zionsville, Ind.) and freshman linebacker Steve Masters (Wheatfield, Ind.) for their Gold team efforts … Manchester University has two team and two individual statistical categories ranked in the NCAA Division III statistics' report for games played through Sept. 21. Kennedy is fourth in solo tackles (9.7) and 19th in tackles per game (12.7), while the Black and Gold is second in punt return average (27.2 yards per return) and seventh in fewest penalties per game (3.33) … Looking at Saturday's game, head coach Shannon Griffith had the following comments – "I see Rose-Hulman as comparable to Kalamazoo. They have a good defense with guys that fly around to the football and a solid quarterback with a good arm. They also have a couple of guys in their receiving corps that can make plays. On our end, it comes down to making plays within the structure of the offensive and defensive units. I feel our preparation has been good each week with practices going well, but we just can't seem to transition that into game situations. Some of that is due to being a little beat up, which we still are, but we have guys that are capable of stepping in and performing well."

Homecoming 2013: Bluffton University of Ohio comes to North Manchester for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday, Oct. 5.

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
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
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
Kean at Christopher Newport
TBA
King's at Moravian
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TBA
Lebanon Valley at Franklin and Marshall
TBA
Marietta at Denison
TBA
McDaniel at Catholic
TBA
Wisconsin Lutheran at Trinity Int'l
TBA
UW-Platteville at George Fox
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12:00 PM
Washington U. at Carnegie Mellon
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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
Plymouth State at Castleton
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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
Lakeland at Carroll
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2:00 PM
UW-Stevens Point at St. Norbert
2:00 PM
Austin at Hendrix
2:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
Millikin at Greenville
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2:00 PM
Eureka at Knox
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2:00 PM
MacMurray at Rockford
2:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Westminster (Mo.)
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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
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2:00 PM
Carleton at Macalester
2:00 PM
Bethel at Dubuque
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
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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
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2:30 PM
Lawrence at Presentation
4:00 PM
La Verne at Puget Sound
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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
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6:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney at Averett
6:00 PM
Redlands at Trinity (Texas)
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
Hanover at Centre
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
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8:00 PM
Willamette at Rhodes
8:00 PM
Cornell at Iowa Wesleyan
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8:00 PM
Augsburg at Northwestern (Minn.)
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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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