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Football Heads North For Saturday contest at UAlbany

Football Heads North For Saturday contest at UAlbany

The Central Connecticut football team plays its second of three straight road games when it travels to the University of Albany for Saturday's 3:30 pm matchup. Rogr Wyland and Michael Johnso, Jr. will call all the action on FloSports Football.

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  • Albany is a former NEC rival of CCSU. In each of the first four NEC Championship years for the Blue Devils (2004, 2005, 2009 & 2010) CCSU defeated the Great Danes on the way to the league crown. The last regular season meeting between the two teams came in 2014, a 19-0 win by UAlbany in New Britain. The squads last played at UAlbany in the regular season in 2013, a 20-17 Blue Devils victory.
  • Central is 23rd nationally in fewest penalties per game, 5.0, and fewest penalty yards per game, 40.3. The squad is ranked first in the NEC if fewest penalties, 15.
    Central blocked a pair of PAT's at Southeastern, giving them three on the year, which is second most in FCS. Jermaine Williams and Isaiah Greene both did so Saturday night. Luquay Washington blocked a field goal in the opener at UConn.
  • The Blue Devils are 19th in the nation in passing yards allowed, holding opponents to 176.3 yards per outing.
  • Jahlil Brown has two fumble recoveries this season, tied for the most in the nation. He is third on the roster with 24 stops this fall, including his second double-digit tackle game, 10, at home versus SHU. His career-best came 9/11/21 at Wagner, when he had 13 stops, nine solo. He had eight tackles and a QBH at Southeastern.
  • CCSU enters the fourth week with three of the top-six tacklers in the NEC. Chizi Umunakwe is tops at 8.7, while Artest Banks and Jahlil Brown are averaging 8.0 stops a game, good for fourth. No other team has three players in the top-12.
  • Shon Mitchell made his season debut in the second-half at Southeastern and went 2-4, including a 30-yard TD pass. He also rushed for five net yards on the night. He now has seven career TD passes in his 10 games under center as a Blue Devil.
  • Jonathan Cabral-Martin leads the league with four PBU's, while is 1.33 per outing is second in the conference. He has made 16 tackles, 13 solo, with a season-best seven against Sacred Heart. He recorded his first TFL of the year at Southeastern.
  • Nasir Smith has 164 rush yards and 229 all purpose yards this season. He ran for 92 yards, on 21 carries, and a TD against SHU. He has made 3 catches in each game this fall, for 65 yards.  He had a career-best 122 yards at Miami (2021), carrying the ball 12 times.




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