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Football Hosts Norwich University In Its Season Finale

Springfield College (3-6, 1-4 Empire 8) vs. Norwich University (3-6, 1-4 Empire 8)
Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 1:00 p.m. - Benedum Field - Springfield, Mass.

The Series: Springfield leads, 21-2, including 3 wins in a row, and 19 of the last 20.

SC’s Last Game: The Pride led 28-21 at the half and then outscored Hartwick 31-14 in the second half to defeat the Hawks on the road, 59-35, for its first conference win of the season.

Empire 8 Standings: Ithaca (8-1, 6-0), St. John Fisher (8-1. 4-1), Alfred (7-2, 4-1), Utica (5-4, 2-3), SC (3-6, 1-4), Norwich (3-6, 1-4), Hartwick (4-5, 0-5).

Norwich Scouting Report: Norwich is led by junior QB Marcus Adames on offense ... He has completed 90 passes in 187 attempts for 1198 yards and 8 TDs, with 6 interceptions...Freshman RB Darnell Jackson leads the team in rushing with 452 yards and 3 TDs on 103 carries (4.4 avg.) ... Senior Andreas Craig of Springfield, Mass., is the Cadets’ top receiver with 27 receptions for 452 yards and 4 TDs ... On defense, junior ILB Micah Lieberman is the team’s top tackler with 63 ... He also has 11.5 tackles-for-loss ...Senior DE James Baker tops the club with 20 tackles-for-loss for 127 yards ... Senior DB Taylor Brown is first on the squad with 6 interceptions and 10 more pass break-ups.

SC’s Offense: QB Chris Sharpe (Derry, N.H.) ran for 251 yards and 3 TDs (of 3, 58, and 43 yards) in the win over Hartwick. The 251 yards were 17 shy of the SC single-game record of 268, set by Bill Pacitto versus AIC in 1987. Sharpe was named this week’s Empire 8 Co-Offensive Player of the Week. FB Andre Clayton (Manchester, Conn.) rushed for 98 yards and 3 more TDs (of 3, 13, and 1 yard). SC’s 59 points were the most scored in a single game since it scored 63 in a 63-32 win over Norwich in 2003. As a team, SC rushed for 542 yards, just 54 shy of the school-record of 596 versus William Paterson in 1996.

SC’s Defense: DB Luke Maciarello (Stillwater, N.Y.) recorded a school-record-tying 3 interceptions ... He becomes the 7th to intercept 3 in a game, the first since Jesse Baker did so against Montclair State on Nov. 8, 2003. Macariello was named this week’s Empire 8 Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Injury Report: HB Joe Czarnecki (Shelton, Conn.) is listed as questionable this week ... OLB Tim McGonagle (Hanson, Mass.) is out, hand ... ILB Seth Trunko (Verona, N.Y.) is also listed as questionable ...SS Eric Arndt (Waldwick, N.J.), knee, out.

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