Football Preview: Week 9 vs. Christopher Newport

Greensboro (0-7, 0-4)
vs.
Christopher Newport (5-2, 4-0)


Saturday, October 29 -- 1:00 p.m.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Jamieson Stadium (10,000, grass)

Greensboro Pride
Head Coach: Randy Hunt (4th season overall; 3rd season at Greensboro)
Stat Leaders:
Rushing: Warren Scott Jr. (52 for 277 yds, 2 TD)
Passing: Ryan Throndset (103-194-5, 932 yds, 6 TD)
Receptions: Dexter Russell Jr. (41 for 487 yds, 1 TD)
Tackles: Allen Stallings (90 TT, 8 TFL)

2011 Schedule/Results
9/3 Guilford L 7-27
9/10 at Emory & Henry L 0-38
9/17 at The Apprentice School L 7-9
10/1 at Shenandoah* L 7-30
10/8 Averett* L 21-42
10/15 NC Wesleyan* (HC) L 19-31
10/22 at Ferrum* L 23-66
10/29 CHRIS. NEWPORT* 1 PM
11/5 at Maryville* 1:30 PM
11/12 Methodist* 1 PM

Christopher Newport
Head Coach: Matt Kelchner (11th season overall; 11th season at Christopher Newport)
Stat Leaders:
Rushing: Markeese Stoval (171 for 894 yds, 8 TD)
Passing: Lyndon Garner (47-78-3, 708 yds, 6 TD)
Receptions: Kentel Noel (31 for 378 yds, 1 TD)
Tackles: Mike King (48 TT, 7 TFL)

2011 Schedule/Results
9/3 Waynesburg W 12-7
9/10 at Stevenson L 43-46 (2OT)
9/17 Salisbury L 23-27
9/24 at Methodist* W 26-14
10/8 Shenandoah* W 27-20 (OT)
10/15 Averett* W 23-14
10/22 NC Wesleyan* (HC) W 51-33
10/29 AT GREENSBORO* 1 PM
11/5 at Ferrum* 1 PM
11/12 Maryville* 4 PM

The Series: Christopher Newport leads 10-0
Last Five Meetings: '10 CNU 37-7; '09 CNU 14-7; '08 CNU 40-7; '07 CNU 52-21; '06 CNU 28-0

Last Season's Meeting: Touchdown returns on back-to-back punts by Kentel Noel helped give Christopher Newport a 27-0 lead en route to a 37-7 win over Greensboro. The Pride responded to the returns with their lone touchdown of the day but were unable to climb out of the early deficit. The Captains held a sizable advantage in total yards, 346-112, and time of possession, 40:34-19:26. Senior Brian Green had a stellar game for the Greensboro defense with 16 tackles, including 3.5 for losses of 19 yards. Allen Stallings added eight tackles on the day. The victory moved Christopher Newport to 3-4 overall and into first place in the USA South standings at 3-1, while Greensboro fell to 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the conference.

Game Notes: Greensboro is looking for its first win in the series...Pride wide receiver Dexter Russell has grabbed 30 receptions for 387 yards over the last three games...Greensboro linebacker Allen Stallings seven tackle performance against Ferrum was his first non-double digit effort this season...The Pride aerial attack has been rolling in October, averaging 206.5 yards per game after averaging only 65.0 yards per game in September...Captain defensive end Dayn Washburn was named USA South Defensive Player of the Week and selected to the National Team of the Week after his effort against NC Wesleyan last Saturday...CNU was without its top two tacklers, Mike King and Tyler Portell, last week due to injury...Captain kicker Stephen Denuel connected on three field goals against NC Wesleyan, including a 46-yarder...CNU defensive end Justin Navarro made four tackles, a sack, forced two fumbles, and scored on a 24-yard fumble recovery on Saturday...