Football Looks To Unseat Diplomats

Football Looks To Unseat Diplomats

9/11/09

WASHINGTON-- CUA football(0-1) looks to bounce back from disappointing week one against Shenandoah University where the Cardinals fell 21-3. The Cardinals showed some promise when they scored on their opening drive of the season, but the defense was unable to hold the Hornets. Shenandoah's offense proved to be too much for the Cardinals scoring in three of four quarters. 

The Cardinals saw solid performances from many of the younger players including quarterback Dylan Knight and linebacker Marc McEvoy. Knight started his first game for the Cardinals last weekend rushing for a team high 60 yards and passing for 49. McEvoy led the team with 12 tackles. In the only scoring play of the afternoon, Brendan Deluca hit a 27-yard field goal to put the Cardinals up 3-0.

Franklin and Marshall (1-0) is coming off of a solid week one defeating Washington & Lee 29-27.  The Diplomats relied on sophomore quarterback John Harrison  who threw for 295 yards and hit wide receiver George Eager in the end zone three times.  On defense, Sam Massaro and Ty Savastio led the Diplomats in tackles and look to work together to shut down the Cardinals offense this weekend. 

The Cardinals have had success in the past against Franklin and Marshall posting a 7-2 all time record against the Diplomats.  In addition to leading the all time series, CUA has a two-game win streak against Franklin and Marshall.  Coming off of a 2008 season where they went 4-6, the Diplomats are hoping to stay unbeaten.  Expect to see a duel between two young quarterbacks and look for the game to be very physical as both teams boast a strong offensive and defensive line. 

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