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Carnegie Mellon Ends Three Game Road Trip With Contest at Hiram

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Carnegie Mellon University's football team will look to pick up its second road win of the season as they end a critical three game road stretch on Saturday at 1:00 pm against the Hiram College Terriers.

The two teams have met on the gridiron 26 times with the Tartans holding a huge 21-5 lead over Hiram, including winning the last eight.

The Tartans are fresh off a 35-14 victory over Kenyon College, in which they totaled 541 yards on offense.   Hiram is 1-3 on the season, and the only win they have picked up was a 16-13 defeat of Kenyon.

Once again, Carnegie Mellon will try to play the spoiler to the home team's homecoming festivities.  In order to do that, head coach Rich Lackner's Tartans will look to establish their dominating rushing attack upon the Terriers.  

Junior running back Patrick Blanks, fresh off being named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Player of the Week, will be looking for another solid performance for the Tartans.  Blanks came away from Kenyon with a career high 145 yards, while adding two touchdowns.  That raises his touchdown total to seven on the season, and he has scored in all four games this fall.

Hiram has allowed on average 191.5 yards per game to its opponents running attack.  The Cardinal and Gray will certainly look to expose that weakness in the Terriers' defense. Carnegie Mellon will look to maintain the potent offense they had against Kenyon as they look to outpace the Terriers for the ninth straight meeting.

Lackner discussed what went right in last Saturday's win over Kenyon to stop his Tartans' two game losing skid and what his team will need to do to improve to 3-2 on Saturday.

Listen to the full interview with Coach Lackner.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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