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Cardinals use explosive plays to down McDaniel in opener

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WASHINGTON – CUA used a number of big plays to win its sixth season opener in the last seven seasons on Friday evening with a 45-28 win over McDaniel inside Cardinal Stadium. Senior Greg Cordivari threw for 312 yards and four scores, while classmate Alonzo Cooke caught seven passes for 156 yards and two TDs.

Cordivari threw touchdown passes of 10 and 53 yards to Cooke, while Drew Papas recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a Cardinals touchdown and a huge shift in momentum. 

CUA led 17-16 with 2:54 remaining in the opening half before Cordivari hit Tanner Keefe for a five-yard TD with 15 seconds on the clock, sending the Cards into halftime with a 24-16 advantage.

After McDaniel received the second half kick-off and went three-and-out, Ben Powers blew through the line to block Brett Haas' punt and Papas recovered for the lone touchdown of the quarter.

Keefe then opened the fourth with a 24-yard touchdown reception as the Cardinals lead grew to 38-16.

Mike Pitsenberger's seven-yard run with 5:10 to play capped the CUA scoring and sealed the season-opening win for the home team.

The Cardinals finished with 135 yards rushing and 312 through the air for 445 total yards.  Conor Stueckler led the defense with 11 tackles, while Patrick Thomas and Kevin Ross totaled nine apiece.

CUA held McDaniel to a 4 of 16 showing on third down and totaled 20 first downs to the Green Terror's 16.

CUA received the opening kick-off and proceeded to drive 75 yards in only 1:35, capped by a 10-yard Cordivari to Cooke touchdown pass.

McDaniel cut the lead to four with a 37-yard field goal by Bill Castor late in the first, but CUA answered with a 53-yard strike from Cordivari to Cooke to make it 14-3 early in the second.

The Green Terror cut the lead to five with a touchdown, but missed the ensuing extra point, and the Cardinals answered with a 22-yard Brian Gongaware field goal to go in front 17-9.

A three-yard pass from Nick Valori to Nick O'Mella pulled the visitors to within one, until Cordivari hit Keefe just before the half.

CUA is back in action next Friday, September 7 when the Cardinals play host to Gallaudet on Community Night.  Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. from inside Cardinal Stadium. 

Oct. 20: All times Eastern
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at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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3rd - 07:18
14 Westfield State
29 Framingham State
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3rd - 02:38
10 Moravian
10 Juniata
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4th - 12:50
7 Endicott
27 Salve Regina
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7 St. Vincent
56 Thomas More
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Hobart at Union
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17 Colby
14 Hamilton
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William Paterson at Christopher Newport
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0 St. John Fisher
0 Ithaca
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7 SUNY-Maritime
7 Mount Ida
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27 Middlebury
7 Bates
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0 Catholic
48 Springfield
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7 Bowdoin
35 Trinity (Conn.)
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14 Husson
0 Gallaudet
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7 Wabash
14 Oberlin
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6 Buffalo State
13 Utica
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0 Ohio Northern
6 Muskingum
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0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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Rowan at Wesley
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7 Albright
5 Stevenson
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24 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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6 Alma
14 Albion
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13 Shenandoah
21 Guilford
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20 Plymouth State
0 Massachusetts Maritime
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30 Wooster
12 Hiram
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28 Washington and Lee
0 Hampden-Sydney
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7 Alfred State
10 Anna Maria
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24 Bridgewater
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Rochester at St. Lawrence
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7 Nichols
11 Curry
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0 Southern Virginia
28 Salisbury
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10 Ferrum
14 Brevard
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Randolph-Macon at Apprentice
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0 Ursinus
7 Susquehanna
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17 Cortland
13 Morrisville State
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14 Hope
27 Trine
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17 Trinity (Texas)
0 Sewanee
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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Dickinson at Franklin and Marshall
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0 Tufts
0 Williams
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28 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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7 MIT
0 Coast Guard
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7 Maine Maritime
14 Norwich
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7 Heidelberg
7 Marietta
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14 Franklin
3 Rose-Hulman
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14 John Carroll
0 Capital
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7 Bluffton
14 Manchester
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Mount St. Joseph at Anderson
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UW-Whitewater at UW-River Falls
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Kean at TCNJ
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0 Greensboro
0 LaGrange
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0 Mass-Dartmouth
0 Worcester State
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0 Muhlenberg
0 McDaniel
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6 Western New England
0 Becker
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0 Methodist
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
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0 Adrian
0 Kalamazoo
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Denison at Ohio Wesleyan
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Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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Berry at Millsaps
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Olivet at Benedictine
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7 Birmingham-Southern
0 Austin
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Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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UW-Stevens Point at UW-Stout
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Eureka at MacMurray
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Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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7 Nebraska Wesleyan
0 Buena Vista
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0 Lakeland
0 Wisconsin Lutheran
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0 Rockford
0 Aurora
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0 Concordia (Wis.)
0 Concordia-Chicago
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Carleton at St. Olaf
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0 Gustavus Adolphus
0 St. John's
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0 Augsburg
0 Concordia-Moorhead
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St. Thomas at Hamline
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0 Westminster (Mo.)
0 Greenville
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Coe at Loras
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Monmouth at Cornell
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Wheaton (Ill.) at North Park
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Northwestern (Minn.) at Martin Luther
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Grinnell at Lake Forest
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Carroll at Millikin
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Lawrence at St. Norbert
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St. Scholastica at Crown
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Minnesota-Morris at Iowa Wesleyan
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Merchant Marine at WPI
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Rhodes at Centre
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Hanover at Earlham
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Beloit at Chicago
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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Simpson at Dubuque
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Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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East Texas Baptist at Louisiana College
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Hartwick at Brockport
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Chapman at La Verne
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Pacific at Lewis and Clark
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Pacific Lutheran at Willamette
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Puget Sound at Whitworth
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Redlands at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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George Fox at Linfield
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Dean at Castleton
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N.C. Wesleyan at Averett
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Baldwin Wallace at Otterbein
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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Carnegie Mellon at Thiel
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Knox at Illinois College
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Whittier at Cal Lutheran
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Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer
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Final
at Johns Hopkins 52, Gettysburg 0
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Oct. 21: All times Eastern
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Rowan at Wesley
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0 Montclair State
24 Frostburg State
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24 Wittenberg
3 DePauw
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0 Catholic
48 Springfield
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7 Wartburg
7 Luther
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27 Mount Union
0 Wilmington
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7 Heidelberg
7 Marietta
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Westminster (Pa.) at Washington and Jefferson
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas Lutheran
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2:00 PM
Belhaven at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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St. Thomas at Hamline
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15:00 1st
0 Gustavus Adolphus
0 St. John's
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Carthage at Illinois Wesleyan
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0 Augsburg
0 Concordia-Moorhead
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Berry at Millsaps
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UW-Platteville at UW-Eau Claire
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UW-Oshkosh at UW-La Crosse
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Augustana at North Central (Ill.)
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Hartwick at Brockport
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George Fox at Linfield
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Case Western Reserve at Geneva
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