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Feature Game: Canisius vs St. Joe's

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Canisius (8-2) vs St. Joe's
Thursday November 21 @ 7:00pm
@ Ralph Wilson Stadium

Head Coaches
Crusaders
Rich Robbins
23-10-0 (3 Years)

Marauders
Dennis Gilbert
29-14-0 (5 Years)

Key Players
Crusaders
TJ Wheatley, DL
Josh Huffman, DB
Dave Koeppel, L
Mike Sharpe, LB
Brad Zaffram, LB
Zach Liberatore, QB
Qadree Ollison, RB
Michael Tarbutt, K
Augie Touris, TE
DeAnthony Simpson, WR

Marauders
Nigel Davis, RB
Tyler Hill, DE
Anthony Castellani, LB
Justin Jones, WR
Mike McCarthy, QB
Cordell Owens, LB
John Schmitt, TE
Robert Costanzo, L
Austin Greenwood, L

Series
St Joe's 47, Canisius 32, (3 Ties)

Stats
Canisius
Points scored on offense is 265 with an average of 26.5. Points allowed on defense is 36 with an average of 3.6.

St. Joe's
Points scored on offense is 230 points with an average of 23. Points allowed on defense is 198 with an average of 19.8.

Polls
Canisius is ranked #2 in the WGRZ poll, #2 in the Buffalo News and #7 in the State poll.

St. Joe's is ranked #5 in the WGRZ poll, #4 in the Buffalo News and #29 in the State poll.

Keys to Victory
Canisius

  • Minimize Davis impact
  • Control ball and clock
  • Avoid turnovers
  • Ollison to rush for 2 tds-100 yds

St. Joe's

  • Balanced offense
  • Davis and McCarthy need to have impact game
  • Avoid penalties
  • Minimize Ollison impact

Summary
Canisius defense has been outstanding allowing only 36 pts and recording 6 shutouts. Wheatly, Richards, Sharpe, Koeppel, Zaffram and Huffman have been lights out. They shut out St. Joe's 21-0 in wk 8. Marauders Davis was outstanding in win over St. Francis in Semi-Finals. Will need him to be explosive and to score if St. Joe's can be competitive and win.

Prediction
Canisius 14, St. Joe's 6

 

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