WASHINGTON - Catholic University welcomes the AMCats of Anna Maria on Saturday, Sept. 28 for the 2013 Homecoming Football game. Kicked is slated for 1:00 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.
SETTING THE SCENE: The Catholic University of America Football Team welcomes Anna Maria for 2013 homecoming contest with an impressive 2-0 season start. For the Cards second win of 2013, CUA defeated Carnegie Mellon 19-7 during the official home opener. Leif Colberg, Tanner Keefe and Peter Rosa combined to score the 19 points necessary to secure the wins. Mike Pitsenberger and Ben Powers reached new accolade, as Pitsenberger tallied 138 yards gained and Powers blocked a punt, which led to CUA's first touchdown of the night. For the second consecutive contest, the Cardinals dominated their opponents on defense by out rushing CMU 198-to-114. E.J. Montgomery was 16-of-26 from the pocket for 123 yards. The AMCats take on CUA with a record of 1-1 and a Saturday, Sept. 14 55-49 victory over Maine Maritime. AMC quarterback Gregory McGoldrick was 12-of-19, Robert Small rushed for 240 yards and Joshua Sundquist received five passes for 80 yards.
THE SERIES: The Cardinals and the AMCats meet for the first time in school history.
CATHOLIC AT THE NEST: Under the direction of head football coach Dave Dunn, the Cardinals are 5-1 during the first games played on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium and 3-3 during homecoming contests. (2007 results unavailable)
RUNNING STRONG: Senior Michael Pitsenberger is well on his way to leading the Cardinals in rushing for the third consecutive season. Pitsenberger currently leads CUA with 371 yards gained with one yard lost. Evan Calvo trails Pitsenberger with 100 yards.
COMMANDING THE GRID IRON: Sophomore quarterback EJ Montgomery, who has completed 22-of-36 attempted passes is at 61 percent on the season at 192 yards, as TJ Tutone has completed 14-of-21 attempts with one interception at 67 percent with 126 yards. Montgomery has thrown three touchdowns, while Tutone has thrown two touchdowns.
I'LL TAKE THAT: Senior Andrew Oullette has collected 11 passes for 61 yards with a game-high 13 yards. Tanner Keefe and Pitsenberger each tally five catches, while Keefe tallies 46 yards and Pitsenberger has notched 40 yards. Keefe boast the longest catch of the season with a 22-yard reception.
TAKEN BY A CARD: Conor Stueckler led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference last year in total tackles with 114 (11.4 per game). Stueckler leads the 2013 defensive effort with 11.5 tackles on the season, while Vinny Caniglia totals 11 tackles. Anthony Albanese leads in sacks with 3.5 for 33 yards.
NATION TAKES NOTICE: Pitsenberger is ranked No. 5 in rushing, as Albanese is tied for No. 2 in sacks and No. 2 in tackles for loss.