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Offense falls flat in 17-9 homecoming loss against Georgetown

Offense falls flat in  17-9 homecoming loss against Georgetown

Bethany Blass, Assistant Sports Editor

October 28, 2015

Quarterback R.J. Nitti ’17 completed 28 passes with a career-high of 338 yards during the Homecoming game against Georgetown Oct. 24. Will Carter ’17 made a career-high 12 catches. Bobby Kaslander ’16 had a 100-yard receiving performance, the second during his career, while C.J. Williams ’17...

Football denied upset over No. 9 Fordham with 30-27 overtime loss

Football denied upset over No. 9 Fordham with 30-27 overtime loss

Ajan Caneda, Copy Editor

November 13, 2014

In front of the energetic Bison faithful, the football team gave No. 9 Fordham all it could handle, but the Bison fell minutes short of the upset and were handed a heartbreaking 30-27 overtime loss on Nov. 7. Despite the loss, the defense held Fordham well below its season averages in points, passing...

Maurer Field Goal Clinches 27-24 Homecoming Overtime Victory

Maurer Field Goal Clinches 27-24 Homecoming Overtime Victory

Ajan Caneda, Copy Editor

November 6, 2014

​Homecoming Weekend provided a thrilling 27-24 overtime win for the football team over Lafayette on Nov. 1 in front of an ecstatic home crowd. Derek Maurer ’15 nailed the game-winning field goal in overtime after key defensive stops held the Leopards scoreless in their overtime drive. The victory...

Defensive showdown pushes football to 22-17 win over Georgetown

Kyle Adams, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2014

Homecoming Weekend was spoiled for the Georgetown Hoyas, who were defeated by the Bison in Washington on Oct. 25. Although Georgetown fans were entertained by a hard fought showdown that featured six lead changes, they eventually went home disappointed, as the Bison pulled off a 22-­17 victory, moving...

Football suffers first defeat at Bryant 34-15

Ajan Caneda, Copy Editor

October 9, 2014

A dominant first half by Bryant, who was nationally-ranked earlier in the season, spoiled the football team’s undefeated season in a 34-15 loss to the Bulldogs on Oct. 4 in Smithfield, R.I. The Bulldogs surged to a 27-0 first half lead and never looked back, giving the Bison their first loss of the...

Nitti’s Four Touchdowns Secure 36-20 Win at Sacred Heart

Ajan Caneda, Copy Editor

September 25, 2014

The football team reached the 3-0 mark for the first time since 1997 after quarterback R.J. Nitti ’17 converted four touchdown passes to Will Carter ’17 and Bobby Kaslander ’16, boosting the team to a 36-20 win at Sacred Heart on Sept. 20. In addition to the dynamic passing, the Bison defense continued...

Football secures first shutout since 2011 against Marist

Doug Hendry, Sports Editor

September 12, 2014

A suffocating performance by the Bison defense helped claim the first shutout for the football team since almost three years ago against Fordham. This time around, the shutout was a 22-0 victory at Marist on Sept. 6 that raised the team’s record to 2-0. After allowing 38 points to VMI in the seaso...

Balanced Play Guides Football to 42-38 Season-Opening Win over VMI

Balanced Play Guides Football to 42-38 Season-Opening Win over VMI

Ajan Caneda, Copy Editor

September 5, 2014

The football team claimed its seventh season-opening win in nine years after several huge plays led the Bison to a 42-38 victory over Virginia Military Institute (VMI) at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium on Aug. 30. R.J. Nitti ’17, making his debut as the Bison’s number one quarterback, threw for...

Football defeats Georgetown on Senior Day to capture winning record within Patriot League

November 17, 2013

Cooper Mead Senior Writer The football team beat Georgetown (1-9 overall, 0-4 PL) at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium by a 17-7 margin to bring its overall record to 5-5. With a 3-2 record in the Patriot League, the Orange and the Blue finished above .500 in conference play for the first time ...

Football fall in close contest to Fordham

November 10, 2013

Cooper Mead Senior Writer The football team (4-5) suffered a heartbreaking 23-21 loss in one of the most highly contested and exciting Bison football games in recent years at Fordham’s (10-0) on Nov. 9. The contest was marked by a myriad of direction changes and competitive drives. Despite the ...

Football fights for a 17-14 win over Dartmouth

October 22, 2013

Cooper Mead Senior Writer The football team defeated the Dartmouth Big Green 17-14 on Oct. 19 in Hanover, N.H. to bring its record to 2-4. Matt DelMauro ’16 and CJ Williams ’17 posted key touchdowns for the Bison, while Will Carter ’17 continued to be a factor as he tallied eight catches f...

Bison football falters over Family Weekend

September 29, 2013

Cooper Mead Senior Writer Bison struggle over Parents Weekend The football team took on Sacred Heart in front of a crowded Christy-Mathewson Memorial Stadium on Sept. 28. The Bison lost 16-0 to the 5-0 Pioneers, which was marked by six Bison turnovers (four interceptions and two fumbles) that s...

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