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Friday, November 2, 2012

New Haven football at AIC preview



Three storylines


WHAT’S THE GAMEPLAN?: The University of New Haven will play American International College in the Northeast-10 Championship game on Nov. 10. So since that is out of the way, the big question is how much should the Chargers (8-0, 7-0 NE-10) show the Yellow Jackets (7-1, 7-0) on Saturday at AIC? Home field for the title game is riding on the game at Springfield, Mass., so this is an important game for both teams. However, do you want to show your opponent all you’ve got when you’re going to play them again in seven days?
RUN, RUN, RUN: The Yellow Jackets boast two running backs in Terrell Williams (821 rushing yards) and Mike Arduino (495 rushing yards) who will test the Chargers’ run defense. Last week, UNH gave up over 100 yards on the ground for the first time all season. AIC likes to pound the ball like Southern Connecticut State University, giving New Haven’s defense ample opportunities to flex its muscle on the line of scrimmage.
NOT-SO-FRIENDLY CONFINES: The Chargers have been dominant this season at home, winning games by an average of 37.2. However, on the road that average drops to 11.2 with two wins by four points and one by just three.

Three players to watch


Sr. quarterback Ryan Osiecki, New Haven: He said he’s feeling good after two weeks back on the field. Not good news for the Yellow Jackets
The New Haven defensive line: Yes, the whole line. It is going to take a team effort from Raheem Stanley, Alex Dyer, Brent MacLeod, Tom Herd and Sean Berglund to stop the two AIC backs.
Jr. RB Terrell Williams, American International College: He has 821 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns and is averaging 136 rushing yards per game.

Next up


The Northeast-10 Championship, vs. or at  AIC  on Nov. 10, time and site TBA
 The NCAA tournament
— @NHRHenryC

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