Football hits the road for NE-10 game at #18 Assumption Friday night

Football hits the road for NE-10 game at #18 Assumption Friday night

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Anselm College football team travels to #18 Assumption College on Friday, Oct. 14 for a Northeast-10 Conference matchup at 7 p.m. at the Multi-Sport Stadium in Worcester, Mass.

SAINT ANSELM (0-6, 0-5 NE-10) AT #18 ASSUMPTION (5-1, 4-1 NE-10) | OCT. 14, 2016 | 7 P.M.
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HAWKS VS. GREYHOUNDS SERIES
Saint Anselm and Assumption are meeting for the 18th time in program history with the Greyhounds holding a 12-5 edge in the series. After the Hawks won five of the first six meetings, Assumption has won 11-straight in the series dating back to 2005. In their meeting last season, the Greyhounds jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and held a 27-13 edge at the half before pulling away for a 51-13 win in Manchester, N.H. Eric Fairweather went 17-for-35 for 188 yards, but did a majority of his damage on the ground as he rushed 18 times for 105 yards and three touchdowns. Zach Bartak also caught six balls for 110 yards.

INDIVIDUAL MILESTONES TO WATCH
- Gavalas needs 7 touchdown passes to surpass the record of 50-career touchdown passes set by Michael Pierce.
- Senior Joe Hayman currently has 1,046 all-purpose yards this year, only 71 yards from entering the top-10 single season marks in program history. His 174.3 all-purpose yards per game is currently the fourth-best mark in single season program history.
- Hayman currently sits at 300 career carries, the seventh best total in program history, and he needs 41 more rushes to enter the top five.
- Zach Bartak needs only one more touchdown reception to make it 10 for his career and enter the top-10 all-time in program history.

GAVALAS TOPPING THE RECORD BOOKS
With 26 completions against American International, senior Yianni Gavalas took over the top spot in the career completions category (642), surpassing the record held by Michael Pierce (2009-11). Against LIU Post, Gavalas' 308 passing yards allowed him to become the all-time leader in passing yards with 7,146 yards.

BARTAK-ING ON THE YARDAGE
With 105 yards receiving against New Haven on Sept. 17, senior wide receiver Zach Bartak surpassed the 1,000 career yards receiving plateau. He becomes the 11th wide out to record over 1,000 yards receiving in program history.

BACK TO RETURN
With 104 return yards against LIU Post, senior Ryan Monette became the all-time leader in kick return yardage with 1,931 yards, surpassing the mark set by Keith Charles (2011-13).

BARTAK WITH THE CATCH
Zach Bartak caught six passes against American International College, and in the process caught his 100th career pass. Bartak's 107 career grabs put him just inside the top-10 all-time, tied with Travis Pelletier (1999-2002).

KEEPING THE QB CLEAN
The Saint Anselm College offensive line has allowed only two sacks this season, which leads the Northeast-10 Conference.

CATCHING SOME RECOGNITION
The Saint Anselm receiving corps has received some love this year as Kyle Hill was named to the NE-10 Honor Roll after catching seven passes for a career-best 150 yards and a touchdown against LIU Post. Hill was previously named to the Honor Roll on Sept. 12 after grabbing 12 passes for 125 yards and two scores against Bentley. Zach Bartak earned the honor on Sept. 5 after he hauled in 13 catches for 122 yards against Wagner.

GAVALAS BACK TO PASS
Senior quarterback Yianni Gavalas currently ranks second in the Northeast-10 Conference in completions (137), passing yards (1,486) and passing yards per game (247.7), while ranking fourth in touchdowns (12) and sixth in completion percentage (57.3%).

KLOUDA WITH THE STOP
Senior defensive back Andy Klouda picked up his first career interception against LIU Post on Oct. 8. Klouda leads the Hawks with 46 tackles this season including a season-high 11 against New Haven on Sept. 17. His 4.7 solo tackles per game lead the NE-10 and rank 95th in the NCAA.

SURPASSING 1,000 YARDS
With his 269 yards rushing against Stonehill on Sept. 24, Joe Hayman became the seventh player in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in his career. The senior currently sits at 1,247 yards and is only 54 yards from moving into sixth place all-time.

SCHOSKE FOR SIX
Junior Connor Schoske hauled in his first career touchdown pass against LIU Post on Oct. 8.

CALLAHAN 'PICKED' FOR RECOGNITION
Senior Shaun Callahan recorded seven tackles - including five solo stops - while intercepting his first past season of the season against American International. For his efforts, Callahan was named to the Oct. 3 edition of the Northeast-10 Conference Honor Roll.

LEWIS STUFFING THE STAT SHEET
Nate Lewis also picked up his first interception of the season against the Yellow Jackets. Lewis has been all over the defense this season, registering 34 tackles to go with one sack, 3.5 tackles for a loss, an interception and three pass breakups.

DOUGLAS WITH THE PICK
Isaiah Douglas picked up his first career interception near the end of the first half against Wagner.

DYNAMIC DUO - PT. 1
The receiving tandem of Zach Bartak and Kyle Hill are all over the NE-10 and NCAA leaderboards this season. Hill currently ranks second in the NE-10 in both receiving touchdowns (6) and receiving yards (515), while ranking third in receiving yards per game (85.8). Nationally, he ranks 28th in touchdowns, 38th in receiving yards and 47th in yards per game.

MERCER STEPPING UP
Over the past three games, junior Eric Mercer has at least five tackles in each contest including a team-best nine stops against LIU Post. Mercer registered a season-high 12 tackles against Stonehill on Sept. 24.

DYNAMIC DUO - PT. 2
Zach Bartak ranks ninth in the NE-10 in touchdowns (3), sixth in receiving yards (482), sixth in receiving yards per game (80.3) and third in receptions per game (7.8). Nationally, Bartak is 59th in receiving yards, 65th in yards per game and eighth in receptions per game.

HAYMAN ALL-AROUND THE WORLD
Senior running back Joe Hayman currently leads the Northeast-10 Conference in all-purpose yards per game (170.5) and kick return yardage (515). Nationally, Hayman ranks ninth in all-purpose yards and eighth in kick returns.

HAYMAN'S MONSTER DAY
Senior running back Joe Hayman had a career day on Sept. 24 against Stonehill as he rushed for a career-high 269 yards and two touchdowns against the Skyhawks. Hayman posted the second-best rushing day in program history, and his 87-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the second longest play in program history.

ALL-PURPOSE RECORD ALSO FALLS
Hayman also added a catch for 17 yards and a pair of kick returns for 26 yards to post 312 all-purpose yards in the game, surpassing the record of 303 all-purpose yards in a single game set by Marc Wilson in 2011.

RECORD DAY GETS RECOGNITION
For his efforts against Stonehill, Hayman was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 26.

PINNING THEM DEEP
Junior punter Brendan Mulligan has recorded 33 punts for 1,041 yards so far this season, including two punts inside the 20 yard line. Mulligan already ranks ninth all-time in career punting yards at Saint Anselm.

THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS
Sophomore Daniel Parisi has taken over the kicking duties from All-NE-10 selection Shane Grayson who graduated in the spring. Parisi has been solid this year as the place kicker, going 14-for-16 on PAT's while nailing both of his field goal attempts - both from 22 yards.

FAIRWEATHER FAN
After a breakout freshman campaign that included a nod on the NE-10 All-Rookie Team, Eric Fairweather returns for his sophomore campaign with the Hawks. The Londonderry, N.H. native threw for 1,058 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 716 yards and eight more scores on the ground.

CLIMBING UP HILL
Kyle Hill has already surpassed his touchdown total from a year ago with six TD grabs, including a pair of scores against Bentley on Sept. 10. Hill ranks second in the NE-10 in touchdowns receptions and 28th in the nation in that category.

JAUNDOO STRIPS IT
Senior Kyrel Jaundoo recorded his fifth career forced fumble against Stonehill on Sept. 24. Jaundoo moved into a tie for sixth place all-time in program history in forced fumbles.

LIVE VIDEO STREAMING
Saint Anselm Athletics and Pack Network will once again team up for the 2015-16 season to offer an industry-leading streaming video solution. The service will feature live event productions that include multiple cameras, an on-screen scoreboard and graphics so that fans can still be part of the action even when they can't make it to the game. Fans can stream games live on their iPad or iPhone and starting this season, all events will be streamed in High Definition. This season, all football, volleyball, field hockey, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's hockey and men's and women's lacrosse games will be streamed live at SaintAnselmHawks.tv. free of charge.

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