Pioneers and Kats Ready to Battle

Alfred State (2-4) vs. Erie CC

Saturday, October 19, 2013          1 p.m.

Alfred, NY * Pioneer Stadium

Last meeting: 2012: Erie CC 30 Alfred State 7, Erie leads all time series 13-3

Last Week: Alfred State fell 38-13 at University of Rochester

                    Erie CC fell 35-7 vs. Dean College

Averages: Alfred Offense:  22.8points per game, 322.5 ypg (208.2 rushing & 114.3 passing)

Alfred Defense:  30.3 points per game, 307.2 ypg (127 rushing & 180.2 passing)

Erie Offense: 13.5 points per game, 248.8 ypg (85 rushing & 163.8 passing)

Erie Defense: 24.5 points per game, 322.8 ypg (166.5 rushing & 156.3 passing)

Players to watch:

Alfred State:

#2 Greg Hampton: Sr. QB, 6-0 – 191 (Uniondale, NY)

#48 Nick DePofi: Jr. LB, 6-4 – 265 (Endicott, NY)

#15 Khris Greggs: Fr. WR, 5-11 – 140 (Rochester, NY)

#29 Rory Spain: Sr. LB, 6-2 – 235 (Tully, NY)

#58 Matt Munson: Jr. DL, 5-10 – 265 (Clyde, NY)

Erie CC:

#10 Connor Simmons: QB, 6-2 – 185 (New Palestine, IN)

#1 Tahj Dennis: RB, 5-11 – 180 (Arlington, VA)

#13 Marcus Carter: WR, 6-1 – 170 (New Castle, PA)

#51 Brandon Cannon: LB, 6-0 – 237 (Auburn, AL)

#36 Kareem Manns: LB, 5-10 – 230 (New Rochelle, NY)

#24 Chauncey Kennedy: DB, 5-11 – 170 (Deland, FL)

Key matchup:

  • The Pioneers and Kats meet for most likely the last time in the long history of the two teams.
  • Rasheed Williams streak of 100-yard rushing games was snapped last week by the U of Rochester.  He finished with 72 yards and has now rushed for 794 total yards on 130 carries.
  • Devin Simmons had his most productive day of the season last week.  He caught nine passes for 89 yards and a score.  His nine catches almost doubled his season total as he now has 20 on the year for 235 yards.
  • The Pioneers defense struggled with the Yellowjackets versatile quarterback Dean Kennedy.  Kennedy rushed for two scores and passed for two scores.
  • Nick DePofi was a key contributor last week for the defense recording six tackles and a sack.
  • The Pioneers are still looking for their first defensive score of the year. 
  • Erie has struggled in the red zone scoring on 57% of their chances.
  • The Kats have had four kicks blocked while the Pioneers have blocked five kicks.
  • Freshman QB Connor Simmons has made 183 of the Kats 189 pass attempts on the year.  He has completed 95 (51.9%) and thrown for 944 yards and five scores.
  • The Kats rushing attack has averaged just 2.3 yards per carry.  Charles Fuller leads the rushing offense with 221 yards on 45 carries.

Game notes:

  • Live Stats: http://livestats.prestosports.com/alfredstate/
  • The game will be broadcasted on WCKR 92.1 FM
  • Alfred State is currently tied for 3rd in the USCAA Week #3 standings
  • The Pioneers are off next weekend but host longtime NJCAA rival Hudson Valley CC on Nov. 2 at Noon.