October 26, 2011

Westminster (Mo.) Blue Jay Football/Dome Day Bits...

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Fulton, Mo. - Westminster College will make its ninth appearance in the Minneapolis Metrodome this weekend as part of the 2011 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Dome Day Football Series. The Blue Jays (6-2, 5-2 UMAC) meet Crown College (0-7, 0-6 UMAC) at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 29, in the weekend's fifth and final game.

*Westminster is 2-0 in the all-time series with Crown College, but this is the first time the two teams will play in the Metrodome (see below)…

*The Blue Jays are 4-4 all-time in the Metrodome and have won their last two games played there (see below)…

*Westminster is 1-0 in Dome Day games played on Saturday (see below)…


*Sophomore quarterback Scott Rodgers completed 8-of-18 passes for 131 yards and a score last year in the Metrodome…

*Junior running back Chris Starkey carried the ball 34 times for 168 yards and a score in last year's Metrodome game…

*Senior receiver Carl Givens has caught six passes for 123 yards and one score in two previous Metrodome games…

*Junior receiver James Gladstone has caught 12 passes for 158 yards and one score in two previous Metrodome games…

*Senior defensive backs Kelvin Williams, DeMarco Moorehead and Ivan Malpica each recorded an interception in last year's Metrodome game…

*Williams has 13 career interceptions, four shy of the individual school record of 17…


*Westminster vs. Crown:
    Sat., 10/26/02, at Crown (Minn.), St. Bonifacius, Minn., W 49-27
    Sat., 10/25/03, Crown (Minn.), Fulton, Mo., W 21-17

*Westminster in the Metrodome:
    Fri., 11/1/02, vs. Martin Luther, Dome Day, L 32-28
    Fri., 10/31/03, vs. Martin Luther, Dome Day/Title Game, W 28-21
    Fri., 10/29/04, vs. Martin Luther, Dome Day/Title Game, W 35-28
    Fri., 10/28/05, vs. Northwestern, Dome Day/Title Game, L 27-7
    Fri., 10/27/06, vs. Northwestern (Minn.), Dome Day, L 38-19
    Fri., 10/26/07, vs. Martin Luther, Dome Day, L 51-36
    Fri., 10/30/09, vs. Martin Luther, Dome Day, W 28-27
    Sat., 10/30/10, vs. Northwestern (Minn.), Dome Day, W 27-9


*Westminster Head Coach John Welty is in his 21st season as a head coach and he is 66-57 in his 13th season coaching the Blue Jays…

*Coach Welty is the longest tenured head coach in the 51-year history of Westminster football…

*Westminster stands 190-163-17 in its 51st year of playing football…

*Click for Dome Day Information:
http://www.umacathletics.com/sports/2011/6/17/FOOTBALL_0617111823.aspx?path=football

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