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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

More UNH/Colgate Stories

Some more press:

Colgate boasts strong defense, run attack

UNH faces tough Colgate in playoff Round 1

4 Comments:

  • Strong defense , run attack sums it up well .

    Interestingly left unmentioned are the ' Gate
    receivers . Deep and talented , they can open
    up a game deep with wide receivers and in the
    middle with tight ends . Given the disparate talent
    to expectation ratio ( at least in some press) , might
    not an air game in the range of 15 passes or so
    help unstack the NH defense and give the runners
    openings needed to carry the day.

    The reciever corps represents far too much talent
    to not account for a big part of the game including
    keeping possession on third downs - especially
    when NH loads up for the run .

    On D hopefully 'Gate can strip a ball or two or do
    whatever it takes to force a couple turnovers .

    Any thoughts on the extent to which the D can
    blitz ?

    Thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:49 AM  

  • I know Colgate's got at least 3 first class recievers - and it sounds like you do too. They will of course be a huge factor in this game, but only to keep UNH honest and to keep possession of the ball. We have to realize what we are going up against. UNH thinks (and often can) score the ball EVERY time they touch it. They would love nothing more than to challenge us to do the same. We tried that game plan somewhat against Lehigh and UNH is a better offense than Lehigh. Santos completes better than 70% of his passes... we can't match that at this point. Mike Saraceno is definitely good enough to get us a win here, but it will be with the help of the offensive line and Jordan Scott being the main focus.

    I think this defense will have to blitz, but not so much as to get us out of whack. I'm not hopeful for many sacks; Santos is too good and gets his balls off quickly. We will need the blitz though to hurry him off his 1st target and have him choose something less desireable but open.

    I could be crazy, but if Colgate can play 'Colgate' football, we've got a great chance of pulling one out. But if we get behind or get out of what got us here, we're in trouble.

    By Blogger colgate13, at 6:02 PM  

  • Today's Boston Globe had a front sport's page article on UNH football. Of course it mentioned the game with Colgate showing the Colgate roster, stats, etc., but it was centered on how far UNH has come with its football program and what is still needed in the future relative to facilities and improved recruiting.

    Don't think that the article will hurt Colgate's ability to recruit in New England in the future either.

    We are getting a lot of press as a payoff for a very good season of Colgate football.

    By Anonymous Lennie, at 10:31 AM  

  • Here is the article Lennie referenced:

    Boston Globe

    Let's Go 'Gate!

    By Blogger colgate13, at 7:07 PM  

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