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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Giles also breaks out/MU football story for Monday Press

By TONY GRAHAM
STAFF WRITER


Monmouth University red
shirt freshman tailback Bobby
Giles hurdled a would-be tack
ler Saturday as he ran for a
first down in the Hawks' victo
ry over Sacred Heart.

But a bigger hurdle for the
former record setting running
back at Burlington Township
High School has been adjusting
his style of running to the college game.

""Last year I used to run out
side all the time,'' said Giles
who, along with redshirt sopho
more Dave Sinisi, could pro
vide the Hawks with a highly
productive one-two backfield
combination.

Saturday Giles galloped for a
career high 119 yards, blending
some inside power with his
ability to reach the perimeter.

""I never used to run in the
hole,'' said Giles. ""In high
school I always used to run
outside. Here they've also
taught me to run inside. It's a
matter of mostly hitting the
holes.''

Giles said he takes some
mental notes as he observes
redshirt sophomore David Sinsi in action.

""I just watch him out there,
see how he runs hard, and the
coaches are pusuing me, "Just
know your role, just do what
you've got to do,' '' Giles said.

""If he (Sinisi) gets tired or
something, I go in, I've got
fresh legs so it's nice having a
one-two backfield punch.''

"'He (Giles) has very good
speed and showed that,'' said
Kevin Callahan, Monmouth
coach. ""He's got good balance
and stays on his feet.''

Sinis's career best 200 yards
Saturday enabled Monmouth to
have two 100-yard rushers in
the same game for the third
time in school history.

""This (Sacred Heart) team,
every team we play, probably
worries about Dave,'' said
Giles. "'But I'm trying to get out
there and take some pressure
off of him. So they know when
I'm coming in they can't ease
up, that I'm a good back, too.''

""He's (Giles) great, he really
is,'' said Sinisi. ""It's great to
take a blow and watch him
run.''

Sinisi averaged 11.8 yards
per rush Saturday as he extended the nation's longest
touchdown scoring streak to 17
games and became just the
third Monmouth runner to
reach 200 yards in a game (Jim
Varick and Chris Reed are the
others).

Sinisi's eight TDs this season
leads the Northeast Conference.

NOTES...True freshman Troy
Yudin had a career-high 67
yards on three catches. The
California native is second on
the Hawks in receiving yards
with 156 yards on 13 catch
es....Backup quarterback Ryan
Folsom, a redshirt freshman,
directed his first TD march
completing two-of-three passes
for 21 yards. The drive culminated with sophomore Ryan
Skorupka's second career
touchdown.

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