Catholic University (3-3, 1-1) vs.
Hampden-Sydney (3-3, 2-2)
Hampden-Sydney, Va., October 21, 2000, 1:30 p.m.
Today's Game: The Cardinals head south to face former offensive coordinator Marty Favret in the first Tiger-Cardinal matchup since Favret left for Hampden-Sydney. CUA needs a victory to remain alive for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship and a fourth consecutive NCAA playoff berth.
Last Game: The Cardinals rallied from a 9-7 deficit midway through the fourth quarter with a 12-play, 74-yard drive capped by junior RB Dan Boyle's 1-yard TD run for a 13-9 victory at Methodist last week. Boyle carried a career-high 36 times and sophomore WRs Jim Jankiewicz and Dan Evans caught six passes apiece. The win wasn't secure until sophomore Mike Martin and junior J.P. Quinn halted the Monarchs' final two possessions with interceptions.
Series History: CUA leads 7-2 and has won six in a row. The Cardinals have scored 45 points each in three of their past four games with the Tigers. CUA picked up its first ODAC win ever with a 17-9 win over HSC at old Brookland Stadium on Sept. 24, 1983. In last year's contest, Andrew Notarfrancesco scampered for 96 yards and four TDs in a 45-7 win at DuFour Field. QB Derek McGee completed 20 of 33 aerials for 241 yards and two TDs. Brian Hee led the defense with a team-high seven tackles.
Don't Call Him Loot: Sophomore DE Scot Lutte (Loo-tee) is the Cards' fourth-leading tackler with 30, including a team-high-tying 3½ sacks. He collared a personal-best 10 tackles at Randolph-Macon and had a team-high seven at Methodist.
Boyle's on Broil: Dan Boyle, who leads the ODAC in rushing with 758 yards, has rushed for 508 yards in his last three games on 89 carries (5.7 avg.) and scored five TDs. He began with 136 yards vs. Div. I-AA La Salle, continued with 197 yards and four TDs-both career highs-vs. Washington and Lee and added 175 yards and the game-winning TD at Methodist. Boyle was named ODAC Offensive Player of the Week for his effort against W&L and was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Oct. 17.
All in Black and White: The Cardinals have allowed just nine points in their three wins this season. The string includes shutouts of Franklin & Marshall, 39-0 on Sept. 9, and Washington and Lee, 47-0, on Oct. 7. Methodist scored nine points last week. On the flip side, CUA has surrendered 103 points in its three defeats: 37-3 at John Carroll on Sept. 2, 31-28 at Randolph-Macon on Sept. 23 and 35-10 to La Salle on Sept. 30.
|CUA Head Coach Tom Clark|
Alma Mater-Maryland '86
Years at CUA-Seven
First- or Second-Team All-Americans-8
NCAA Playoffs-1999, 1998, 1997
Best Seasons-10-1 (1998, 1997)
Record vs. Hampden-Sydney-6-0
Hey Nineteen: Senior OLB Larry Waters has 19 solo and 19 assisted tackles to leads the Cardinals with 38. His total includes seven tackles for loss and two sacks. He posted a career-best eight stops vs. La Salle.
Kevin Karries On: Reserve junior RB Kevin Ulrich has given the Cards a strong one-two punch in the backfield. He has rushed for a career-high 181 yards (4.2 avg.), including a personal-best 56 yards at Methodist and 53 yards at Franklin & Marshall.
Did you know: HSC rushed for minus-12 yards vs. CUA in 1998?