Alfred State - Onondaga Ogres Football Previews

Alfred State (3-4) vs. Onondaga Ogres FC (5-2)

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2012 1 p.m. * Pioneer Stadium * Alfred, NY

Last meeting:

Alfred State defeated Onondaga 38-0

Last week:

Alfred State lost 21-6 at Southern Virginia University

Onondaga Ogres FC defeated Ohio State University Club 55-7

Pioneers Offense: 18.9 ppg, 243.9 yards per game

Pioneers Defense:  19.4 ppg, 262.9 yards per game

Ogres Offense: 27 ppg

Ogres Defense:  16.3 ppg

Players to watch:

Alfred State:

Shawn Charles So. CB/KR, 5-10/175 -Rochester

Alonzo Joyner So. FS, 6-0/171 - Queens

David Howell So. LB, 6-2/240 - Rochester

Keegan Phalen So. SS/K/P 6-2/195 - East Aurora

Joe Frendo So. QB 6-3/216 - Fremont, MI

 

Key matchup: The Pioneers head into their second to last game of the 2012 season looking to snap a three-game slide in which the team has struggled offensively, just 14.7 points per game.

The Pioneers best two offensive plays last week were kick returns, an 83-yard return for a touchdown by Shawn Charles and a 32-yard return by Collin Frazer.  Charles has two kickoff returns for a score while Frazer has two punt returns for a score.

Onondaga is a member of the National Club Football Association.  They have are an independent but have earned victories from teams in three conferences, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and North Atlantic.

Michael Gibson and David Howell have had solid seasons anchoring the linebacker core.  They have combined for 99 tackles and four sacks on the season.

The Pioneers need to improve on their turnover ratio (-5) and there 3rd down conversion rate (22 for 95) to get the offense producing more points.

Game notes:

  • Alfred State head coach Mick Caba will be honored at halftime for being inducted into the NJCAA Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  He will receive his Hall of Fame plaque.
  • The WCKR radio feed for the game is available at: http://www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=1480&eventcode=20
  • Pioneers close out the 2012 season next Saturday when they host Region III foe Hudson Valley CC at Noon.  The game most likely will be the last for Alfred State in NJCAA football as the program will move to NCAA DIII next year.