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Pioneers Head to Rochester to Battle Yellowjackets

Alfred State travels to the University of Rochester on Saturday for a battle with the Yellowjackets

Alfred State (0-2) at Rochester (0-2)

7th meeting, Rochester leads 6-0, they defeated Alfred State 20-14 last year

September 21 * Noon * Fauver Stadium

Tale of the Tape
  Alfred State Rochester
2019 Record (Overall/Conference) 0-2 (0-0) 0-2 (0-0)
2019 Offensive Numbers

13.5 points/game

196.5 yds/game

89.5 rushing yds/game

107 pass yds/game

4.5 points/game

315 yds/game

82 rushing yds/game

233 pass yds/game

2019 Defensive Numbers 42 points/game

442.5 yds/game

179.5 rushing yds/game

263 pass yds/game

32.5 points/game

323.5 yds/gam

159.5 rushing yds/game

164 pass yds/game

Players to Watch DL #52 Brockton Weist QB #16 Steven Genova
  OL #67 Nick Hamme  WR #37 Aaron Whitley
  LB #40 Paul Portorreal  LB #24 Caden Cole
  WR #2 David Carroll DE #99 Devin Woodyard
  DB #12 Andrew Pierre-Paul  LB #28 Deon Willis

Scouting Alfred State:

  • The Pioneers started off fast and built a 20-6 lead in the 2nd quarter but Hartwick was able to turn the tables as they scored the games final 24 points to earn a 30-20 victory last weekend. Dashown Wilson rushed for a pair of 1st half touchdowns (9 and 2) and Andrew Pierre-Paul returned an interception 41-yards for a score to account for the scoring. Wilson finished 12 for 27 for 143 yards and rushed for 35 yards and two scores. David Carroll caught six passes for 87 yards while Ronnie Clark (Philadelphia/Indian River) rushed for 49 yards on 20 carries. Brockton Weist (Harpursville) led the defense with seven tackles while Rylie Van Fleet (Maine Endwell) had six solo tackles. The Pioneers forced four turnovers in the 1st half.
  • For their solid efforts last week, Andrew Pierre-Paul and Michael Zimmerman were honored by the ECFC. Pierre-Paul was named the Rookie of the Week he recorded five tackles (three solo) and had a pick six. Zimmerman was named Special Teams Player of the Week after he punted five times with three of those punts landing inside the 20-yard line. He finished the day averaging 39.2 yards per punt which included a long of 62. He also connected on two PAT's.
  • Alfred State won the turnover battle last week and will look to continue to put pressure on opposing offenses. The team already has forced five turnovers and has six sacks in two games.
  • David Carroll had a big game last week as he was Dashown Wilson's favorite target. He caught six passes for 87 yards.

Scouting Rochester:

  • The Yellowjackets fell to 0-2 on the year after falling 28-3 to Edicott last week. U of R allowed two long touchdown runs (71 and 88 yards) that were key to victory. Rochester QBs Steven Genova and Ryan Eamer combined for 303 yards passing, hitting 32 of 45 throws with two interceptions. Genova completed 23 of 34 passes for 210 yards. Eamer copmpleted nine of 11 passes for 93 yards with one pick. Aaron Whitley hauled in 12 balls for 139 yards. Defensively, Devin Woodyard had six tackles, including two sacks (17 yards) and 1.5 more tackles for loss (six yards). Rochester produced 13 tackles for loss in the game.
  • For his 12 catch performance Aaron Whitley was named the Liberty League Rookie of the Week.
  • The Yellowjackets have been held to three field goals thus far this season. Kicker Dawson Klinger is 3 for 4 on the year.
  • The U of R defense has recorded 18 tackles for a loss already this season. The team however has not forced a turnover yet.

Last Year's Meeting:

  • Alfred State put together a 4th quarter comeback that fell just short last season as the University of Rochester earned a 20-14 victory. The Yellowjackets led 13-0 heading into the 4th quarter before the Pioneers started to rally. Dashown Wilson threw a TD pass to make it 13-7 and then Ronnie Clark rushed in from three-yards out with 5:12 left in the game to make it 20-13. The Pioneers had two more possessions in the game but both were ended by Yellowjacket interceptions. Clark led the Pioneers with 82 yards and a score on 15 carries. Michael Zimmerman had 11 tackles (2 for a loss) and a interception (ten of his tackles came in the 1st half). U of R's Robert Grant had a monster game for the Yellowjackets defense that intercepted six passes. He led the way with a school record four interceptions.

Around the ECFC:

Current Standings:

Maritime 1-1

Alfred State 0-2

Anna Maria 0-2

Castleton 0-2

Dean 0-2

Gallaudet 0-1

Players of the Week:

Julian Burris (Dean) - Offensive, Shannon Moxey (Dean) - Defensive, Andrew Pierre-Paul (Alfred State) - Rookie, Michael Zimmerman (Alfred State) - Special Teams

Games this week:

Saturday 9/21: Salve Regina @ Dean, Alfred State @ Rochester, Gallaudet @ Apprentice, Maritime @ Merchant Marine, Nichols @ Anna Maria, Castleton @ U of New England. 

Game Day Information:

Up Next: The Pioneers travel to Brockport next weekend for a 2 p.m. kickoff. U of R travels to Alfred next weekend for a night contest with Alfred University.