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Football Welcomes Brown For Homecoming Game

Football Welcomes Brown For Homecoming Game

The Central Connecticut football team returns home after nearly a month away from Arute Field to host Brown University in the Homecoming Game. Kick-off is set for 1:00pm. The game will stream on NEC Front Row with Bruce Biel and Marc Robbins calling the action.

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  • Central Connecticut begins a three-game homestand on Saturday
  • Chizi Umunakwe had his third double-digit tackle game of the season at SFU, 14 (second most by an NEC player this year), and earned NEC Prime Performer recognition on Monday
  • Luquay Washington intercepted an SFU pass and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown, the first INT return for six points since DJ Exilhomme did so at Duquesne 11/23/19, 87 yards
  • Central leads the NEC in blocked kicks (3), ranking 6th nationally, and fumble recoveries (5), good for 12th in the country
  • Umunakwe is 18th in the nation and leads the NEC at 9.8 tackles per game
  • CCSU is one of 20 teams in FCS to have scored a defensive touchdown
  • Kyren Petteway caught a career-best seven passes on Saturday at SFU, surpassing his previous career-high (6) at UConn
  • Shon Mitchell threw the ball 38 times at SFU, equaling his previous high at CCSU (10/23/21 vs LIU) and second most of his collegiate career (39 vs Colgate 9/29/18 at W&M)
  • Petteway is tops in the NEC, 13th in the nation, with 302 combined kick return yards on 16 KOR
  • Erik Surratt has catches of 40+ yards in each of the last two games, with 6 catches for 161 yards in those outings
  • Nasir Smith has racked up 316 yards on 78 carries in the first five games of the season. He has now totaled 923 yards on the ground in 16 games as a Blue Devil.  He had second career 100+ yard game with 108 yards on 23 carries at UAlbany. The total included a four-yard TD run, his second of the season. He also has 11 catches for 69 yards. Smith had a career-best 122 yards at Miami in 2021
  • Jahlil Brown has two fumble recoveries this season, good for second in the NCAA and tops in the NEC.  He is second on the roster with 33 total tackles, with his second carer-double-digit total, 10, versus Sacred Heart. He also has a QBH and PBU.
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