CUA looks to end season with a win at Bridgewater
WASHINGTON - CUA heads out on the road Saturday afternoon for a showdown with the Bridgewater Eagles in the 2011 season finale. The Cardinals are looking to snap a two-game losing streak after falling to Guilford 34-27 at home last weekend in a game that came down to the final play. The Cardinals drove to the Quakers' 36-yard line but a Guilford sack as time expired ended the game.
Bridgewater comes into Saturday following a 51-36 setback to Randolph-Macon last weekend, despite a school record 406-yard passing performance by quarterback Carlos Gonzalez. The Eagles trailed 17-0 but battled back to get within 31-28 before ultimately falling.
CUA and Bridgewater are meeting for the 22nd time this weekend in a series that dates back to 1950. The Eagles have won 15 of the games, including 11 in a row. CUA's last victory came in 1999 when the Cardinals emerged with a 35-14 win.
Wes Stringfield and Andrew Ouellette had big games for CUA last weekend, hauling in nine and seven receptions, respectively. Stringfield finished with 119 yards and a score, while Ouellette scored twice and racked up 105 yards. Stringfield also returned five kick-offs for 88 yards to finish with 212 all-purpose yards.
In his last two games, senior James Fucillo has totaled 27 tackles, including 3.0 for loss. The Massachusetts native made a season-high 14 stops against Guilford; he was one of four Cardinals with double-digit tackles.
The Cardinals converted a season-best 8 of 12 third downs last weekend, good for a 66% success rate. CUA's previous season high was 44% vs. Carnegie Mellon.
CUA and Bridgewater will kick Saturday's game off at 1 p.m. For more information on the matchup, check out this week's CUA game notes.
Bridgewater will have live video and stats of the game.