September 20, 2012

Football Takes Perfect Record to #10 St. John Fisher on Saturday

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            ONEONTA, NY – Two unbeatens go head to head on Saturday in Rochester as the Hartwick Hawks (3-0) visit nationally 10th ranked St. John Fisher Cardinals (3-0) at Growney Stadium at 4 p.m. The game marks the Empire 8 Conference opener for both teams.
            Fans can follow the game through live stats, a radio broadcast, or live video stream. Links to all the action can be found on the Hartwick schedule page at: http://www.hartwickhawks.com/schedule.aspx?path=football.
            Hartwick is off to its best start since 2009 with three straight victories over Husson, Morrisville State, and Becker. The Hawks have racked up 144 points in those contests and have won by an average margin of 27.3 points.
            "It's exciting to start the year off 3-0," said Hartwick head coach Mark Carr. "We've been pleased as a coaching staff with the effort of the guys. They've been playing very well together as a group this season and we want it to continue Saturday."
            The Hawks will be looking for just the seventh 4-0 start in the history of the program on Saturday. The team is accumulating over 476 yards of offense this season, which ranks 26th in Division III football. 'Wick's 48 points per game ranks 12th.
            Individually on offense, junior quarterback Mike Mathews (Pound Ridge, NY / Fox Lane HS) has a passing efficiency rating of 194.32, good enough for 6th nationally. Freshman Tanner Williams (Eagle Bridge, NY/Hoosick Falls HS) is 14th in reception yards per game (116.67/game) and 28th in all-purpose yards (167/game). Junior running back Kurtis Ahart's (Spencer, NY/Spencer Van Etten HS) is tied for 43rd in the country in rushing with an average of 107.33 yards per outing.
            The 'Wick defense has been no slouch this season. The Hawks are the top-ranked team in the country in the category of sacks. They have earned 19 sacks for 102 yards in three games for an average of 6.33 per game. The unit is also 36th in pass efficiency defense with a rating of 98.48.
            Freshman Dante Crump (Kingston, NY/Kingston HS) is tied for eighth in interceptions with three in his first three collegiate games. Two of his three picks have been returned for a touchdown.
            Highlighting the Hartwick specials teams is returner Ryan Manning (Watervliet, NY/Watervliet HS). The sophomore has returned four punts for a total of 105 yards. His average of 26.25 yards per return puts him second in the nation in the category.
            St. John Fisher has won all three of its games this season by six points or less. The Cardinals, who advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals last season, beat Thomas More 13-7 in overtime in their opener, edged Washington & Jefferson 28-24, and University of Rochester 20-16 last weekend.
            "Fisher is a quality opponent," added Carr. "They're big, athletic, and we're excited to play them. It's a big game for us against a top 10 team in their house."
            The Cardinals are averaging 330.50 yards per game (130th nationally) thus far in 2012. The Fisher defense is allowing just 15.50 point per game which is tied for 15th in the country.   
            The game between the Hawks and Cardinals is the 16th all-time, with Fisher leading the series 9-6. Hartwick last won in Rochester in 2008 by a 31-28 final score. Last season, the Hawks led 20-3 in the first half before the Cardinals pulled away in the second half in a 55-28 win.
            Saturday marks the first of seven Empire 8 games for the Hawks. The total includes a meeting with Buffalo State, which made noise this week for defeating three-time defending national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater 7-6 on the road while snapping the Warhawks' 46-game unbeaten streak.
            "From top to bottom, the Empire 8 is one of the top football conferences in the country," stated Carr. "We're going to take it one play at a time each game and hope we can continue to ride the momentum we've generated in our first few games."
           

Sep. 24: All times Eastern
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Massachusetts Maritime 32, Worcester State 14
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at Endicott 37, Nichols 0
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MIT 30, at Maine Maritime 13
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at Buffalo State 40, Morrisville State 24
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St. Lawrence 20, at RPI 14
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Colby 9, at Williams 7
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at Middlebury 40, Bowdoin 3
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at Amherst 34, Hamilton 0
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Kean 24, at William Paterson 13
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at DePauw 66, Hiram 17
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Franklin and Marshall 45, at Juniata 22
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at Kenyon 31, Allegheny 7
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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Lycoming 28, at Misericordia 24
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at Plymouth State 30, Mass-Dartmouth 14
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at Husson 35, Alfred State 0
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at Springfield 28, WPI 23
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at Moravian 24, Dickinson 10
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at Denison 45, Wooster 7
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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at Alfred 20, Ithaca 6
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at Minnesota-Morris 28, Iowa Wesleyan 27
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at John Carroll 42, Heidelberg 14
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Ohio Northern 16, at Otterbein 10
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Case Western Reserve 35, at Waynesburg 7
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Rose-Hulman 23, at Defiance 15
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at Centre 49, Chicago 27
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at Mount St. Joseph 38, Manchester 19
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Hanover 49, at Anderson 25
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at Merchant Marine 55, Rochester 7
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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Concordia-Chicago 42, at Maranatha Baptist 10
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Washington U. 36, at Birmingham-Southern 21
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 38, Martin Luther 20
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at Eureka 28, MacMurray 13
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at Westminster (Mo.) 35, Greenville 14
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Dubuque 30, at Luther 17
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Monmouth 52, at Lake Forest 6
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at Augsburg 49, Carleton 17
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Bethel 44, at St. Olaf 7
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at Hamline 42, Gustavus Adolphus 40
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at UW-River Falls 42, Southwestern 22
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Simpson 17, at Buena Vista 9
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at St. Scholastica 49, Crown 13
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Cornell 46, at Beloit 41
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Coe 48, at Nebraska Wesleyan 17
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at Wartburg 56, Finlandia 0
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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Hendrix 42, at Millsaps 14
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Illinois Wesleyan 45, at North Park 10
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at Macalester 34, Grinnell 0
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at Ripon 33, Knox 19
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Illinois College 40, at Lawrence 15
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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at Geneva 35, Thiel 27
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UW-Eau Claire 40, at Wisconsin Lutheran 14
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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UW-Stevens Point 44, at Adrian 19
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UW-La Crosse 41, at Carroll 7
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at Berry 41, Sewanee 3
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Westminster (Pa.) 38, at Bethany 9
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Ohio Wesleyan 29, at Oberlin 16
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at Tufts 17, Wesleyan 14
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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at Capital 35, Wilmington 21
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Langston at McMurry
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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at Chapman 19, Trinity (Texas) 17
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Randolph-Macon at Shenandoah
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Emory and Henry at Washington and Lee
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at Thomas More 20, Carnegie Mellon 16
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at Hobart 27, Union 23
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Christopher Newport 17, at TCNJ 0
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at Wittenberg 24, Wabash 14
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Salisbury 35, at Southern Virginia 0
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Albright 20, at Delaware Valley 17
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at Utica 24, Cortland 13
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at Stevenson 54, FDU-Florham 15
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at Franklin 44, Bluffton 38
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Johns Hopkins 30, at Muhlenberg 24
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St. Thomas 33, at St. John's 21
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at UW-Whitewater 35, Morningside 21
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Texas Lutheran 38
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at Wheaton (Ill.) 10, Elmhurst 6
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UW-Platteville 56, at Lakeland 0
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UW-Oshkosh 77, at Morthland College (Ill.) 0
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Central 42, at Loras 34
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St. John Fisher 42, at Brockport 38
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Mount Union 49, at Baldwin Wallace 7
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at North Central (Ill.) 42, Millikin 7
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