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Thursday, October 11, 2007

MU football Saturday vs. Wagner/Make picks/My prediction Friday on story thread near or at the top of the blog

Below from the MU web site...


WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J- Monmouth’s football team will look to win its second-consecutive game on Saturday when it hosts NEC rival Wagner for a 1 p.m. game.



HERE IS A LOOK AT THIS WEEKEND’S MATCHUP...

Monmouth enters into the game against Wagner with a 1-4 overall record and a 1-1 NEC record after defeating Sacred Heart 49-8 in its last outing.

The Hawks snapped a five game losing streak with the 41 point victory over the Pioneers, dating back to final game of last year.

MU earned its first win of the season in impressive fashion, as David Sinisi ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns against the Pioneers. Quarterback Brett Burke also had a career day, throwing for a pair of touchdowns and 241 yards. Monmouth posted 593 yards on Sacred Heart, the most gained by any team in the Northeast Conference this season.

Wagner comes into today’s game with a 4-1 record and a hold of first place in the NEC after winning its last two outings against Sacred Heart and Robert Morris. Wagner boasts the league’s leading rusher in senior Jason Butler, and the Seahawks also feature one of the best kickers in conference history in Peter Czech.

Wagner head coach Walt Hamline’s offense will pit the conference’s leading
rusher in Jason Butler against Monmouth running back David Sinisi.

Note - Back up quarterback Andrew Mandeville (Raritan) is still out with a shoulder injury suffered against Delaware. Reserve defernsive tackle Jeff King (Raritan), should be back after suffering a knee injury vs. Delaware.


MORE WAYS TO CATCH ALL THE MU ACTION...

Saturday’s game will mark the second time a Monmouth football game is streamed over the internet on www.GoMUHawks.com. Two plans are available for purchase, a monthly $6.95 fee or $59.99 for the year. All four MU Football home games will be broadcast with Monmouth Men’s and Women’s Basketball games will be streamed, while MU is looking into streaming soccer, lacrosse and baseball games. Accompanying streaming will be free game tracker, with up-to-date stats available on the screen.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

tony,
why is MU RB #25 not playing? last week at SHU he accomplished within 5 mins. approx. 25 yrds rushing, two first downs and one tounchdown. last season he played all over the field. why hasn't the coaching staff been using more of him?

6:04 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

#25 is Ryan Skorupka, had a good year as a true freshman averaging over 5 yards per carry.

I'm not sure if he was injured at all in preseason but Bobby Giles passed him on the depth chart and is now the No. 2 back behind Sinsi.


I like Skorupka as a player but I think Giles gives you more speed and is more of a breakaway threat.

Skorupka ran better than Giles as a freshman which earned him playing time last year. Probably still sees action on special teams, but not certain.

Right now Skorupka is No. 3 but things can change and often do.

6:32 PM, October 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last season I believe #25 had all of 7 carries.

8:31 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Ran the ball nine times for 53 yards as a true freshman

8:38 PM, October 11, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

So..you would have him play ahead of ??

8:38 PM, October 11, 2007  

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