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BLUEFIELD COLLEGE GAME THREE Bluefield College (0-3) vs. (RV) Faulkner (1-1) Mitchell Stadium (10,000) | Bluefield, W.Va. Saturday, September 15, 2012 | 1:00 p.m. ET | 1440/1470 AM THE LAST TIME OUT INSIDE THE MATCH-UP BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMS 2011 Record: na 2012 Preseason Rank: na Last Game: Kentucky Christian, L, 14-33 FAULKNER UNIVERSITY 2011 Record: 4-7 2012 Preseason Rank: na Last Game: (4) Georgetown, L, 20-34 HEAD COACHES Bluefield College Mike Gravier (Grand Valley State) Record at Bluefield: 0-3 (1st Year) Overall Record: 30-15-1 (5th Year) Record vs. Kentucky Christian: 0-0 Faulkner University Brent Barker (Texas Christian) Record at Faulkner: 1-1 (1st Year) Overall Record: 1-1 (1st Year) Record vs. Bluefield: 0-0 BROADCAST INFORMATION Local Radio Network: Adventure Radio, 1440/1470 WHIS/WTZE News Talk Radio with Kes Blackwell (pxp) and Bill Dudley (analyst) MEDIA INFORMATION Bluefield College Rudy Roediger (Twitter: @RuudSports) (email: Cell: 740-804-3355 | Cell: 740-656-2685 Faulkner University Doug Amos (email: Office: 334-386-7153 | Cell: 334-386-7153 SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter: @BluefieldRams Facebook: bluefield-college-athletics YouTube: BluefieldCollegeRams The Rams and Knights of Kentucky Christian battled in a defensive struggle last Saturday before falling 33-14. Bluefield held the Knights to just one offensive TD in the opening half and forcing four turnovers, led by a pair of Anthony Rivers interceptions. Freshman Cory Mabry came on in the second quarter and completed an 11-yard pass to Michael Nesmith with 12 seconds remaining in the half -- career firsts for both players. Tarrell Starckey had a career day making 10 tackles -- 2.5 for loss, forced and recovered a fumble and blocked a pass. Anthony Herring joined his fellow linebacker with nine tackles -- the starting linebackers accounted for 30 tackles -- five for losses on the day. THE RAMS VS EAGLES Bluefield College looks for its first win of 2012 against the Faulkner Eagles who come into today’s game after receiving votes in the most recent NAIA Coaches Poll. The Eagles are one of six MSC teams ranked or receiving votes. FU’s last game, a Thursday night, 34-20 loss to then No. 4 Georgetown gave Coach Brent Barker his first collegiate loss on after opening the year with a 43-10 win at UVA-Wise. FAULKNER A YEAR AGO The Eagles went just 3-7 under Head Coach Gregg Baker despite leading the nation in passing offense per game (396.9) and total offense per game (519.5). Under Baker the Eagles went just 8-24 in his three seasons. OFFENSE VS DEFENSE Bluefield’s defense ranks 25th in Pass Defense (167.3 yards per game) while Faulkner ranks 12th in Pass Offense (276.5 yards per game). Anthony Rivers ranks second in total interceptions (3) for the Rams following two picks against Kentucky Christian. Chris Fiscus and Donny Ruggles have combined to throw two interceptions for the Eagles. TWITTER HASHTAG #BackOnTheGridiron INTO THE ARCHIVES The last time BC lost four consecutive games came in 1938. That season was just the second losing season for Bluefield under Mullie LeNoir who amassed a 63-28-2 record in 11 seasons. The four losses came from WV Tech, Tennessee Wesleyan and twice to Virginia Tech Freshman. AGAINST THE BIG BOYS Bluefield College holds a 4-1-1 record in games against Appalachian State, East Tennessee and William & Mary. NEXT GAME AT MITCHELL STADIUM The Rams return to Mitchell Stadium on Oct. 6 for a prime time 6 p.m. game against UVA-Wise after their longest road swing of the year. Next Saturday BC will travel to McKenzie, Tenn., to face the Wildcats of Bethel University then head to Barbourville, Ky., to face the Bulldogs of Union College on Sept. 29. BC is 2-0 against Union -- their last meeting, a 33-0 victory came in Barbourville, Ky., on Oct. 22, 1927 ... Bluefield is 1-0 in games on Sept. 22 and 2-2 when playing on Sept. 29.

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