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Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Haven football notebook

NO DÉJÀ VU: The University of New Haven and Bentley University combined for 83 points last season. On Saturday, the two only put 30 on the board as UNH won a defensive battle 17-13 in Waltham, Mass. Senior defensive lineman Brent MacLeod led the defense with three sacks, Mike Gomes had a team-high seven tackles and the Raheem Stanley has six tackles.
The Chargers’ (6-0, 5-0 Northeast-10) defense only allowed Falcons (5-1, 4-1)  six rushing yards as the defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage. With New Haven playing defense the way it is, it is difficult to envision anyone else playing on Championship Saturday.
WATCH: Charger Postgame to see how the defense led the way in New Haven’s victory over Bentley.

NOT READY YET: Senior starting quarterback Ryan Osiecki still did not see field action for UNH. Coach Pete Rossomando said Osiecki is healthy, but the senior will not play until he gets more reps in practice. Osiecki got the minimum amount of reps in practice as senior backup Ronnie Nelson got the bulk of the reps. Osiecki was tossing a football around on the Chargers’ sideline for most of the game.
Rossomando said Osiecki will get more reps in practice this week and should be out there Thursday at Stonehill.
CLUTCH: New Haven is 5-1 in games decided by seven points or less in the last two seasons. The Chargers’ last loss in a close game came at Week 3 last season in a 13-10 loss to William and Mary. The last time UNH lost a game decided by seven points or less to a NE-10 team was in Week 3 of the 2009 season in a 25-18 loss to Bentley.
WATCH: Extra Charge to see how the defense got it done when it mattered most.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: RB Victor Jones: rushing touchdown, 66 rushing yards.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME: DL Brent MacLeod: three sacks and four tackles.


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