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No. 14 Shepherd hosts No. 17 C.W. Post

September 16, 2006

Today: Noon at Ram Stadium

C.W. Post Pioneers (2-0)

Head coach: Bryan Collins (73-18, 9th season)

Formations: Offense - Multiple; Defense - 4-4

Stat Leaders:

Rushing - Anthony Lazarus (27 for 198 yds, 4 TDs)

Passing - Nick Georgetti (20-44-3, 230 yds, 1 TD)

Receptions - Jo-el Kimiayo/Bryce Stephens (7 for 64 yds)

Tackles - Kurt Ellis (16 TT)

Schedule/results: Sept. 2 vs. Assumption W, 28-7; Sept. 9 vs. Pace W, 28-7; Today at Shepherd; Sept. 23 at Stonehill; Sept. 30 vs. St. Anselm; Oct. 7 at Bryant; Oct. 14 vs. Bentley; Oct. 20 at Southern Connecticut; Oct. 28 vs. American International; Nov. 4 at Merrimack.

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Shepherd Rams (2-0)

Head coach: Monte Cater (131-68-1, 20th season at SU; 162-91-2 overall, 26th season)

Formations:

Offense - Multiple I; Defense - 4-4

Stat Leaders:

Rushing - Dervon Wallace (47 for 233 yds, 2 TDs)

Passing - Dan Chlebowski (31-44-1, 247 yds, 2 TDs)

Receptions - Rodney Jackson (11 for 129 yds, 1 TD)

Tackles - Ayo Ijelu (17 TT)

Schedule/results: Aug 26 at Millersville W, 28-7; Sept. 2 at Shippensburg W, 14-0; Today vs. C.W. Post; Sept. 23 vs. Glenville State; Sept. 20 vs. Fairmont State; Oct. 14 at Charleston; Oct. 21 vs. Concord; Oct. 28 vs. WV Wesleyan; Nov. 4 at West Liberty State; Nov. 11 at WV State.

The Series

C.W. Post leads, 1-0.

Last season's meeting: C.W. Post ended Shepherd's 18-game win streak with a 28-21 victory over the Rams in the NCAA Division II playoffs...Rob Blount led the Pioneers with 252 pass yards and 74 rush yards...Blount's 58-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Heller in the third quarter provided the difference for Post...Dan Chlebowski passed for 196 yards for SU, while Dervon Wallace chipped in with 78 yards on 20 rushes...Post controlled the ball for nearly 39 minutes in the contest.

Game notes

Shepherd puts its 20-game regular-season win streak on the line in a battle of nationally ranked foes...The Pioneers are once again favored to win the Northeast-10 Conference championship...CWP defensive end Maurice Baker was the NE-10 Defensive Player of the Week last week after accounting for four sacks and three forced fumbles in a 28-7 win over Pace...Post kicker Andrew Kroell tied a school record with three field goals against Pace...Pioneer RB Anthony Lazarus had 126 yards on 23 carries in last season's playoff win...Shepherd was open last week and will be playing its home opener...SU is 26-6 at home since the start of the 2000 season...Ram safety Dan Peters is tied for seventh on the all-time WVIAC list with 22 career interceptions. He leads Division II with four this season...Shepherd RB Dervon Wallace has gone over the 100-yard mark 11 times in 14 career games as a Ram...SU QB Dan Chlebowski is completing nearly 71 percent of his passes in 2006...The Ram defense is ranked third nationally in points allowed and pass efficiency.

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