November 5, 2011

CNU Football Dominates Ferrum, 48-30, to capture 8th NCAA Bid

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FERRUM, VA.- In a first-place showdown in the USA South with an NCAA berth on the line, the Captains of Christopher Newport defeated Ferrum College on Saturday at W.B. Adams Stadium, 48-30. For CNU, it will be the 8th NCAA trip iin 11 seasons of football.

"This was one of the greatest team efforts I've ever seen at any level of football," coach Matt Kelchner said following the victory. "Our coaches and our players worked so hard this week. it's a tribute to our entire program."

The Captains scored first and trailed only briefly early in the game, 7-6. CNU jumped to a 27-10 lead at the half. The Panthers scored early in the third quarter to cut the lead to 27-16, only to see the Captains post two quick touchdowns to essentially put the game on ice.

Due to injuries, the Captains started junior third-string quaretrback Aaron Edwards (Yorktown, Va.). Edwards stepped in and threw four touchdown passes to lead Christopher Newport.

"I can't say enough about what he did," Kelchner said. "He is a hard worker and great student of the game. He finally got his chance and he took advantage of it."

Christopher Newport, decimated by injuries all season, lost sophomore running back Markeese Stovall (Richmond, Va.) in the first half to a twisted ankle. Sophomore Evan Moog (Williamsburg, Va.) stepped in and scored twice for CNU.

Freshman wide receiver Rudy Rudolph (Chesapeake, Va.) also was a big factor. Rudoph, seeing more time due to an injury to sophomore Kentel Noel (Weems, Va.), caught two TD passes from Edwards.

The Christopher Newport defesne did a fantastic job all day against senior Ferrum quarterback Marcus Mayo. CNU picked off three passes from Mayo and contained the Ferrum option offense. Dayn Washburn, Daniel Lewis, and Marvin Mills accounted for the three picks.

"This is one of the best teams in the region we beat today," Kelchner continued. "They've been putting up big yardage and lots of points. Our defense was tremendous."

Christopher Newport has now won 10 of 11 all-time meetings with Ferrum, and eight straight dating back to 2003.

The victory secures the league's NCAA bid for the Captains, but not necessarily the league's outright title. The Captains, who have now won six straight games and 11 consecutive USA South games dating back to last season, will conclude the regular season next Saturday at POMOCO Stadium vs. Maryville. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

This will be the first time since 2004 the Captains have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons.

Sep. 30: All times Eastern
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Randolph-Macon 24, at Shenandoah 19
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at Washington and Lee 49, Emory and Henry 23
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Massachusetts Maritime 30, at Fitchburg State 0
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Becker 42, at Gallaudet 18
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at Hobart 38, Merchant Marine 35
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RPI 51, at Rochester 13
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Endicott 21, at MIT 9
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Juniata 17
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at William Paterson 18, Montclair State 13
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at Wesleyan 34, Hamilton 6
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at Tufts 12, Bates 7
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Wabash 45, at Hiram 21
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Middlebury 35, at Colby 14
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Amherst 31, at Bowdoin 10
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Frostburg State 25, at Kean 18
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at DePauw 48, Kenyon 35
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Ferrum 30, at Greensboro 0
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Maryville (Tenn.) at Methodist
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26 FDU-Florham
28 Wilkes
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at Castleton 23, Anna Maria 13
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Moravian 33, at Ursinus 32
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Stevenson 48, at Misericordia 0
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at St. Lawrence 42, Springfield 14
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Thomas More 45, at Westminster (Pa.) 35
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Alma 56, at Kalamazoo 26
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Franklin and Marshall 20, at Dickinson 10
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Wesley 63, at Southern Virginia 9
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Adrian 28, at Albion 21
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Husson 33, at SUNY-Maritime 12
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Apprentice 24, at Alfred State 8
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at Salisbury 41, TCNJ 6
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at St. John Fisher 28, Buffalo State 24
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Salve Regina 47, at Curry 14
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at Gettysburg 38, McDaniel 23
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Delaware Valley 48, at Lebanon Valley 0
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at Denison 21, Ohio Wesleyan 14
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at Ithaca 23, Utica 14
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Alfred 49, at Morrisville State 24
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Western New England 56, at Nichols 27
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at Albright 27, King's 7
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at Guilford 59, Catholic 0
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Muhlenberg 33, at Susquehanna 30
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at N.C. Wesleyan 41, Huntingdon 31
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at MacMurray 31, Minnesota-Morris 10
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at Chicago 38, Birmingham-Southern 34
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Trinity (Conn.) 38, at Williams 13
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56 Baldwin Wallace
56 Marietta
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30 Maine Maritime
36 Coast Guard
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John Carroll 67, at Wilmington 7
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Mount Union 38, at Ohio Northern 21
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Franklin 41, at Manchester 27
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Widener at Lycoming
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59 Defiance
21 Earlham
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19 Concordia-Chicago
20 Trine
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20 Capital
21 Otterbein
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7 Plymouth State
7 Westfield State
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41 Wittenberg
7 Wooster
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10 Anderson
44 Rose-Hulman
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20 Hampden-Sydney
45 Bridgewater
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Waynesburg at Grove City
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Cortland at Hartwick
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Centre at Hendrix
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27 Eureka
13 Greenville
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7 Northwestern (Minn.)
5 Iowa Wesleyan
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7 Concordia (Wis.)
16 Lakeland
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15 Rockford
44 Benedictine
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41 Aurora
7 Wisconsin Lutheran
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17 Luther
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33 Rhodes
14 Sewanee
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14 Lake Forest
35 St. Norbert
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Concordia-Moorhead at Gustavus Adolphus
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31 Hamline
23 Carleton
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42 St. John's
13 Bethel
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17 UW-Whitewater
17 UW-Platteville
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4th - 04:10
34 Buena Vista
17 Loras
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29 Sul Ross State
39 Hardin-Simmons
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UW-Stevens Point at UW-Eau Claire
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Beloit at Lawrence
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Cornell at Monmouth
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10 Wartburg
17 Coe
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28 Dubuque
17 Central
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17 Wheaton (Ill.)
24 Illinois Wesleyan
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3 McMurry
24 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Elmhurst at Augustana
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Macalester at Ripon
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7 Howard Payne
14 Louisiana College
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32 East Texas Baptist
17 Belhaven
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7 Augsburg
41 St. Thomas
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Washington and Jefferson at Thiel
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Maranatha Baptist at Morthland
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St. Scholastica at Martin Luther
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Carthage at Carroll
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0 UW-Stout
17 UW-Oshkosh
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6 Willamette
6 Puget Sound
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St. Vincent at Case Western Reserve
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Christopher Newport at Rowan
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at Hobart 38, Merchant Marine 35
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Juniata 17
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at Salisbury 41, TCNJ 6
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Thomas More 45, at Westminster (Pa.) 35
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Wabash 45, at Hiram 21
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at St. John Fisher 28, Buffalo State 24
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Stevenson 48, at Misericordia 0
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at St. Lawrence 42, Springfield 14
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at N.C. Wesleyan 41, Huntingdon 31
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Mount Union 38, at Ohio Northern 21
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Franklin 41, at Manchester 27
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41 Wittenberg
7 Wooster
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17 Wheaton (Ill.)
24 Illinois Wesleyan
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17 UW-Whitewater
17 UW-Platteville
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42 St. John's
13 Bethel
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3 McMurry
24 Mary Hardin-Baylor
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29 Sul Ross State
39 Hardin-Simmons
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32 East Texas Baptist
17 Belhaven
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28 Dubuque
17 Central
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7 Augsburg
41 St. Thomas
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0 UW-Stout
17 UW-Oshkosh
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Lewis and Clark at Linfield
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6:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Rowan
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