November 1, 2013

Pioneers Battle Hudson Valley in Home Finale

Alfred State (3-4) vs. Hudson Valley CC (2-5)

Saturday, November 2, 2013       Noon

Alfred, NY * Pioneer Stadium

Last meeting:    2012: Alfred State 30 Hudson Valley CC 24

Last Week:         Alfred State was off, defeated Erie CC 35-34 in last contest

                            Hudson Valley won 20-10 over Ithaca JV

Averages: Alfred State Offense:  24.6 points per game, 311.6 ypg (190.4 rushing & 121.1 passing)

Alfred State Defense:  30.9 points per game, 311.4 ypg (117.9 rushing & 193.6 passing) 

Hudson Valley CC Offense: 18.1 points per game, 270.1 ypg (91.1 rushing & 179.6 passing)

Hudson Valley CC Defense: 27.7 points per game, 326.9 ypg (135.7 rushing & 191.1 passing) 

Players to watch:

Alfred State:

#2 Greg Hampton: Sr. QB

#35 Brett Harrington: Sr. DB

#83 Devin Simmons: Sr. WR

#52 Mike DeGroat: Sr. DL

#29 Rory Spain: Sr. LB

Hudson Valley CC:

#94 Ashton McKenzie: Fr. DL

#10 Nick Casale: Fr. QB

#9 Brandon Egan-Thorpe: So., WR

#34 Tyler Gagnon: Fr. RB

Key matchup:

  • The Pioneers and Vikings meet for most likely the last time.  This is the 19th meeting all-time with the Vikings lead the all-time series 13-5.
  • The Pioneers had last week off after playing seven straight weeks.
  • The Pioneers defense scored their first points of the season vs. Erie CC when Keegan Phalen returned an interception eight yards for a score.
  • HVCC has picked off only three passes all year but the offense has thrown 13.
  • HVCC is converting just 29% of 3rd downs and 33% of 4th down chances.
  • Alfred State has converted 33% of 3rd downs and just 11% of 4th downs.
  • The Pioneer defense has 11 interceptions and has recovered seven fumbles
  • Rasheed Williams has been held under 100 yards rushing the last two games.  He needs 164 yards to reach the 1,000 yard plateau.
  • The Pioneers have three defensive players over 50 tackles (Keegan Phalen – 58, John Garbowski – 57, and Rory Spain – 50).  David Howell leads the team with five sacks and Phalen has four picks.

Game notes:

  • Live Stats: http://livestats.prestosports.com/alfredstate/
  • The game will be broadcasted on WCKR 92.1 FM
  • This is the final home game of the 2013 season for Alfred State and the last home game for seven seniors – Greg Hampton, Thomas Daniels, Kristian Guy, Rory Spain, Brett Harrington, Mike DeGroat, and Devin Simmons.  All seven were members of the 2011 Region III Championship team.
  • Alfred State is currently 6th in the USCAA Week #5 standings
  • The Pioneers head to Southern Virginia next weekend as they wrap up the 2013 season with a two-game roadtrip.