Cumberland Times-News

Local Sports

October 13, 2012

Frostburg visits Utica today

3-2 Bobcats seek second Empire 8 victory; kickoff at 2 p.m.

UTICA, N.Y. — Frostburg State University, coming off an exciting 28-26 victory over Hartwick in which the Bobcats withstood a late fourth quarter drive for the victory, looks to push its Empire 8 record to 2-1 and win back-to-back games for the first time today when it visits Utica.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

Utica (3-2, 1-1 Empire 8) is fresh off a thrilling come from behind 51-44 victory over Buffalo State last week. The Pioneers used 30 fourth quarter points to seal the victory over the Bengals.

The Bobcats and Pioneers are meeting for just the second time in series history. Last season when the two teams squared off, former quarterback Josh Volpe and tailback J.D. Hook accounted for all six touchdowns to power the Bobcats to a 44-24 victory. Hook ran for two scores while catching a pass from Volpe in the end zone and Volpe ran in three himself.

Frostburg moved to 1-1 in conference play after surviving a late fourth quarter drive for a 28-26 victory over Hartwick Sept. 29.

In the conference, the Bobcats are averaging 24.5 points a game and 274.0 yards of offense. Frostburg has been perfect in the red zone, scoring a touchdown on all six chances against conference opponents.

Several Bobcats rank nationally after six weeks. Sophomore quarterback Ken Emmons is third in the conference and 72nd nationally in total offense, helping the Bobcats average 238.4 yards a game while senior Anthony Young is tied for 30th in the country and third in the conference with 7.2 catches per game. Young is also 38th nationally in receiving yards a game, averaging 93.8 on the season.

Senior Brendon Blanchette is tied for 19th in the nation with 11.8 tackles per game and is ranked third in the Empire 8.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Leydig lifts Casselman Valley over Moose, 6-5

    Lance Leydig scored on a bases loaded suicide squeeze attempt in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Casselman Valley the early advantage over the Moose by winning game one of the best-of-three series 6-5 Monday evening.

    July 22, 2014

  • Sports Calendar - 07/23/2014

    July 22, 2014

  • CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

    The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rory McIlroy is poised to be golf’s next big thing Rory McIlroy is poised to be golf’s next big thing

    Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16 Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

    The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sam excited about next phase of career Sam excited about next phase of career

    Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lohr helps Cork’s Cars to 4-0 win

    Broc Lohr allowed one hit on the mound and had his team’s only hit at the plate as Cork’s Cars scrapped together four runs to shut out Madigan’s Auto Parts 4-0 on Monday at the Hot Stove Complex.

    July 22, 2014

  • Northside blanks Hite in opener

    Evan Rodeheaver tossed five innings of two-hit, shutout ball to allow the Northside Diamond Dogs to gain a 1-0 lead in its opening round playoff series by beating Hite Roofing 10-0 Monday at Northern High School.

    July 22, 2014

  • Titans sweep on shutouts

    Cody Ellsworth and Jacob Foreman both pitched complete-game shutouts to keep the Tri-State Titans undefeated in the Pen-Mar-WV League after sweeping the Cumberland Orioles Sunday afternoon at Bel Air Field.

    July 22, 2014

  • Sports Roundup - 07/22/2014

    July 21, 2014