SC Hosts Wisconsin Stout in Home Opener
Game Day Quick Facts
This is the first game between Springfield and Wisconsion-Stout (www.uwstout.edu/athletics).
Stout head coach Todd Stropp’s wife Chris gave birth to an eight pound girl (Keyah) on 9/8/05 ... Wisconsin Stout is located in Menonomie, WI... the school was founded in 1890 by lumber baron James Stout.
SC’s Last Game:
Springfield lost its season opener at Union, 35-7, Saturday night... it was the Dutchmen’s first win over SC in the past five outings.
Empire 8 Pre-Season Poll:
1. Ithaca (5 first place votes, 35 points), 2. St. John Fisher (1, 31), 3. SC (1, 27), 4. Alfred (21), 5. Norwich (16), 6. Utica (10) 7. Hartwick (7).
About This Saturday’s Game:
UW Stout is 2-0 (Upper Iowa 49-14, UW Platteville 24-16) and is ranked 32nd nationally by D3 Football.com... UWS had 470 yds in total offense last week...backup soph TB Andy Reese was 38-210 with 12 of Stout’s 18 FDs to his credit... #1 TB Ryan Engelbert (knee) should be ready this week... WR Jesse Wendt has caught four TD passes... LB Luke Steffen has 21 tackles.
Soph HB Derron Walker (White Plains, NY) had a breakout game in his first career start with 139 yards against Union... Senior FB Andre Clayton (Manchester, CT) was limited to 21 yards before sustaining a calf injury... he could possibly play this Saturday.
Junior LB Andrew Madigan (New Britain, CT) had an exceptionally strong game against Union with 13 tackles.
On Special Teams:
Freshman Nick Ford (Laconia, NH) returned five kickofs for a 19.4 average against the Dutchmen.
FB Andre Clayton (Manchester, CT) has a calf injury, but will probably play against Stout... backup split end Matt Norris (Guilderland, NY) has a knee injury and is out.