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Robert Morris (0-0) @ No. 1/2 North Dakota State (0-0) Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. EDT Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome (18,700) - Fargo, N.D. Radio: WPIT-AM 730 (Chris Shovlin - play-by-play & Brian Cleary - color) Audio on the internet at: www.rmucolonials.com / Video: www.espn3.com

Top Story - The Robert Morris University football team opens its 2012 campaign and 19th season of intercollegiate football Saturday, Sept. 1, when it travels to North Dakota State University and Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff (ET). The Bison won the 2011 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national championship with a 14-1 record and enter the season ranked No. 1 in the preseason FCS Coaches’ Poll. Dating back to the program’s first season in 1994, the Colonials own a record of 9-9 (.500) in season openers. Under the direction of Joe Walton, the only head coach in program history, RMU returns 17 starters from last season. On the flipside, a total of five Colonials will be making their first career start, three of whom have never before appeared in a game for Robert Morris. Robert Morris returns home after playing the Bison as it opens Northeast Conference (NEC) play the second week of the season against defending conference champion Albany Saturday, Sept. 8, at Noon at Joe Walton Stadium. RMU will then take back to the road to meet Dayton Sept. 15 in western Ohio. Quick Stat of the Afternoon - Robert Morris enters its 2012 lidlifter with an all-time record of 9-9 (.500) in season openers, all of which have come in non-conference play. RMU dropped its openers in 2009, 2010 and 2011, but the Colonials have never lost four straight season openers. The game against the Bison will also mark the first time Robert Morris has played a nationally ranked opponent in a season opener … Top performances by RMU in season openers: most points - 47 (9/4/04 vs. Buffalo State); fewest points allowed - 0 (9/7/96 @ Mercyhurst); most rushing yards - 215 (9/6/03 @ Buffalo State); most passing yards - 282 (9/6/03 @ Buffalo State); most total yards - 497 (9/6/03 @ Buffalo State); fewest yards allowed - 167 (9/4/04 vs. Buffalo State) Saturday’s Opponent - Robert Morris and North Dakota State will meet for just the second time on the football field Saturday, with the Bison having earned a 43-17 victory over the Colonials in the inaugural meeting between the two programs in the 2010 NCAA FCS Playoffs at the Fargodome (11/27). RMU trailed by just three points, 20-17, with fewer than 10 minutes remaining in the game, but the Bison broke it open with three touchdowns in the closing minutes to set the final margin. D.J. McNorton ran for 110 yards and one touchdown for the Bison. For more information on the all-time series against North Dakota State, including the last game recap, please see page four of today’s game notes. On This Date (Sept. 1) in Robert Morris Football History - September 1 is the earliest date in program history in which RMU has ever played a game. The Colonials previously played on the opening day of September in both 2001 and 2007. Entering the 2001 season, RMU was riding a 17-game winning streak, which included a perfect 10-0 mark during the 2000 season. However, despite building a 17-0 lead at Buffalo State, the Colonials allowed 26 second-half points and dropped a 33-27 decision, ending the program’s longest winning streak. Jeff Carlo (1998-01) had kicked a game-tying field goal with fewer than five minutes to play, but the Bengals scored on a 39-yard touchdown pass with just 30 seconds remaining. RMU dropped its 2007 season opener as Dayton used three field goals and a defensive touchdown to claim a 23-12 victory. That game marked the inaugural appearance in a Colonial uniform by eventual all-time leading rusher Myles Russ (2007-10) as he notched the first 29 of his school-record 4,271 rushing yards.

2012 Schedule Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17

@ #2 North Dakota State 7 p.m. ALBANY * Noon @ Dayton 1 p.m. LAFAYETTE # 6 p.m. @ Saint Francis * Noon @ Bryant * 1 p.m. CENTRAL CONN. STATE * ^ Noon @ Wagner * 1 p.m. DUQUESNE * 3:30 p.m. @ Sacred Heart * Noon MONMOUTH * $ Noon

* NEC game; # Homecoming; ^ Hall of Fame Day; $ Senior Day

Colonials At A Glance Starters Returning / Lost ............................ 17 / 7 Offensive Starters Returning / Lost ............ 7 / 4 Defensive Starters Returning / Lost ............ 8 / 3 Specialist Starters Returning / Lost ............ 2 / 0 Letterwinners Returning / Lost .............. 39 / 14 Offensive Starters Returning / Lost .......... 7 / 4 LT - A.J. Dalton .................................. 6-5, 285, Jr. LG - Vince Mongelluzzo .................. 6-3, 250, Jr. RT - Nate Hargraves ........................ 6-4, 280, Sr. QB - Jeff Sinclair ............................ 6-3, 190, Sr. FB - Nick Groat ............................ 6-0, 220, Sr. HB - Deontae Howard ................... 5-10, 190, Jr. SE - Donte Jeter .......................... 5-11, 180, Jr. Defensive Starters Returning / Lost ........... 8 / 3 LE - Nolan Nearhoof ......................... 6-2, 280, Sr. NG - Farren Mason ........................ 6-0, 310, R-Sr. RE - Steve Mitchell ............................ 6-2, 250, Sr. OLB - Brad Banas ............................... 6-1, 220, Sr. ILB - Kyle Cooper ............................... 6-0, 215, Sr. OLB - Andrew Douglass .................... 6-2, 235, Sr. SS - D.J. Myers ............................... 6-0, 190, Jr. WS - Cameron Chadwick ................... 6-1, 215, Sr. Specialist Starters Returning / Lost ........... 2 / 0 PK - Greg Langer ................... 5-10, 165, Sr. P - Tony LaMancusa ................... 5-11, 180, So.


Northeast Conference 2011 Standings

Team NEC 1. Duquesne # 7-1 Albany # 7-1 3. Bryant 5-3 4. Monmouth 4-4 Wagner 4-4 6. Sacred Heart 3-5 Central Conn. St. 3-5 8. Robert Morris 2-6 9. Saint Francis 1-7

Pct. .875 .875 .625 .500 .500 .375 .375 .250 .125

Overall 9-2 8-4 7-4 5-6 4-7 5-6 4-7 2-9 2-9

Pct. .818 .667 .636 .455 .364 .455 .364 .182 .182

Streak Home W5 5-0 L1 3-2 L1 4-2 L2 0-6 W3 2-3 L3 2-4 W2 2-3 L6 1-4 L2 2-3

Away 4-2 5-2 3-2 5-0 2-4 3-2 2-4 1-5 0-6

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

# Co-Champions (Albany earned FCS playoff bid due to head-to-head win)

NEC 2012 Composite Schedule Friday, August 31 Wagner @ Florida Atlantic

7 p.m.

Saturday, September 1 Monmouth @ Lehigh 12:30 p.m. Sacred Heart @ Morgan State 1 p.m. Marist @ Bryant 3 p.m. Colgate @ Albany 6 p.m. CCSU @ Stony Brook 6 p.m. Duquesne @ Old Dominion 6 p.m. Saint Francis @ James Madison 6 p.m. Robert Morris @ North Dakota State 7 p.m. Saturday, September 8 Albany @ Robert Morris * Lehigh @ CCSU Bryant @ Saint Francis * Dayton @ Duquesne Wagner @ Georgetown Rhode Island @ Monmouth Saturday, September 15 CCSU @ New Hampshire Robert Morris @ Dayton Monmouth @ Wagner * Saint Francis @ Morehead State Sacred Heart @ Colgate Maine @ Bryant Duquesne @ Valparaiso Albany @ Youngstown State Saturday, September 22 Duquesne @ Bryant * Sacred Heart @ Monmouth * Albany @ Maine Wagner @ CCSU * Saint Francis @ Towson Saturday, September 29 CCSU @ Sacred Heart * Monmouth @ Albany * Bryant @ Wagner * Saint Francis @ Duquesne * Lafayette @ Robert Morris

Noon Noon Noon 12:10 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Noon 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:10 p.m. 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 6 Robert Morris @ Saint Francis * Wagner @ Sacred Heart * Albany @ Bryant *

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 3: Sept. 10: Sept. 17: Sept. 24: Oct. 1: Oct. 8: Oct. 15: Oct. 22: Oct. 29: Nov. 5: Nov.12: Nov. 19: DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Noon 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 13 Duquesne @ CCSU * Monmouth @ Cornell Saint Francis @ Albany * Robert Morris @ Bryant * Sacred Heart @ Dartmouth

Noon 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20 Wagner @ Saint Francis * CCSU @ Robert Morris * Sacred Heart @ Duquesne * Bryant @ Monmouth *

Noon Noon 12:10 p.m. 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 27 Saint Francis @ CCSU * Monmouth @ Duquesne * Robert Morris @ Wagner * Albany @ Sacred Heart *

Noon 12:10 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Saturday, November 3 Sacred Heart @ Bryant * CCSU @ Monmouth * Wagner @ Albany * Duquesne @ Robert Morris *

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 10 Robert Morris @ Sacred Heart * Noon Bryant @ CCSU * Noon Saint Francis @ Monmouth * Noon Albany @ Duquesne * 12:10 p.m. Holy Cross @ Wagner 1 p.m. Saturday, November 17 Sacred Heart @ Saint Francis * Duquesne @ Wagner * Monmouth @ Robert Morris * CCSU @ Albany * Bryant @ Bucknell

NEC 2012 Players of the Week

Noon Noon Noon 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Sept. 3: Sept. 10: Sept. 17: Sept. 24: Oct. 1: Oct. 8: Oct. 15: Oct. 22: Oct. 29: Nov. 5: Nov.12: Nov. 19: SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sept. 3: Sept. 10: Sept. 17: Sept. 24: Oct. 1: Oct. 8: Oct. 15: Oct. 22: Oct. 29: Nov. 5: Nov.12: Nov. 19: ROOKIE OF THE WEEK Sept. 3: Sept. 10: Sept. 17: Sept. 24: Oct. 1: Oct. 8: Oct. 15: Oct. 22: Oct. 29: Nov. 5: Nov.12: Nov. 19:

For the latest information on Northeast Conference football, including news, stats, standings and videos, please visit:

www.northeastconference.org


2012 Robert Morris Football Game Notes @ No. 2 North Dakota State (9/1/12) - Page 3

Head Coach Joe Walton 19th Season - Pittsburgh ’57 At the forefront of the football renaissance at Robert Morris University throughout its 19-year history is Joe Walton, who has built the Colonials from a fledgling program into one of the top Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams in the region. The one constant associated with the program, Walton was named the first head coach July 27, 1993. He started the program from scratch, completing everything from hiring assistant coaches to purchasing equipment to recruiting student-athletes for the team’s inaugural season in 1994. Walton’s fingerprints are all over the football program, and to prove that, RMU has played its home games since 2005 in a stadium that bears his name. During his tenure, Walton has led Robert Morris to the first Northeast Conference championship in 1996, guided RMU to a perfect 10-0 season in 2000 and in 2010 helped lead the Colonials to the NEC’s inaugural bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs with their league-high sixth regular-season championship. “It’s hard to believe,” Walton speaks on how fast time has elapsed. “I’ve said this many times before, and I mean it when I say that this situation is one of the best things that has ever happened to me in my life. It happened at the right time. Before this position became available, I felt I was too young to quit coaching, but I wasn’t anxious to get back into pro football. When this came along, it was the perfect fit. This situation was the perfect opportunity for me to continue to do what I like to do, and I’ve loved every minute of it.” Under Walton’s tutelage, the Colonials have claimed outright NEC regular-season titles three times (1997, 1999, 2000) while sharing three others (1996, 1998, 2010). Walton led Robert Morris to back-to-back ECAC Bowl victories in 1996 and 1997, and in 1999 and 2000 he guided RMU to a pair of NCAA I-AA mid-major national crowns according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette. In 2010, Walton added to his legacy by engineering the Colonials on an eightgame winning streak for a share of the NEC regular-season title and the NEC’s first bid in the NCAA FCS Playoffs. In the process he picked up his 100th career victory in the collegiate ranks.

Walton’s College Football Coaching Record Year Team Record Pct. Walton’s College Coaching 1994 Robert Morris 7-1-1 .833 in the Postseason 1995 Robert Morris 6-4 .600 1996 Robert Morris 9-2 .818 ECAC Bowl 1997 Robert Morris 8-3 .727 1998 Robert Morris 4-6 .400 1996 1999 Robert Morris 8-2 .800 Robert Morris 28 2000 Robert Morris 10-0 1.000 Duquesne 26 2001 Robert Morris 6-3 .667 1997 2002 Robert Morris 3-7 .300 2003 Robert Morris 6-4 .600 Robert Morris 35 2004 Robert Morris 6-5 .545 Georgetown 13 2005 Robert Morris 2-8 .200 2006 Robert Morris 7-4 .600 NCAA FCS PLAYOFFS 2007 Robert Morris * 3-6 .333 2008 Robert Morris 5-6 .455 2010 2009 Robert Morris 5-6 .455 North Dakota State 43 2010 Robert Morris 8-3 .727 Robert Morris 17 2011 Robert Morris 2-9 .182 2012 Robert Morris 0-0 .000 19-Year Career Totals 105-79-1 .570 * Former assistant Dan Radakovich served as interim head coach for RMU’s 20-17 victory @ Monmouth (9/8/07)

Walton and RMU vs. All-Time Foes Team Record Last Meeting Albany 6-7 L, 17-28 (10/15/11) Bethany 2-0 W, 32-7 (11/4/95) Bryant 0-4 L, 27-34 (10/22/11) Bucknell 0-2 L, 23-26 (9/12/09) Buffalo State 5-3 W, 47-10 (9/4/04) Butler 4-0 W, 35-14 (9/16/06) C.W. Post 1-0 W, 35-6 (11/16/96) C. Conn. State 13-5 L, 24-31 (11/5/11) Dayton 2-12 L, 13-19 (9/3/11) Duquesne 6-7 L, 10-45 (11/19/11) Gannon 3-2 L, 21-49 (10/26/02) Georgetown 1-0 W, 35-13 (11/22/97) Lafayette 0-0 N/A Liberty 1-1 L, 7-38 (9/10/11) Mercyhurst 2-2 L, 10-17 (11/1/97) Monmouth 10-7 W, 23-20 (10/1/11) Morehead State 2-0 W, 27-13 (9/6/08) Morgan State 0-1 L, 12-13 (9/17/11) New Haven 0-1 L, 24-26 (11/14/98) North Dakota State 0-1 L, 17-43 (11/27/10) Rowan 1-1 W, 21-0 (9/23/06) Sacred Heart 7-7 L, 15-27 (10/29/11) Saint Francis 15-2-1 W, 45-14 (10/8/11) St. John’s 2-0 W, 28-0 (10/7/01) Saint Peter’s 2-0 W, 23-12 (10/30/04) Stony Brook 6-2 W, 21-6 (10/28/06) Towson 1-2 L, 30-33 (10/18/97) Valparaiso 0-2 L, 13-17 (9/18/99) VMI 0-2 L, 13-14 (9/5/09) Wagner 12-6 L, 17-38 (11/12/11) Waynesburg 2-0 W, 41-6 (9/2/95) Total 106-79-1 * .573 Winning Pct. * Note: Teams in bold 2012 opponents

The Walton File Who: Joseph Frank Walton Born: Dec. 15, 1935 (Beaver Falls, Pa.) Residence: Beaver Falls, Pa. Wife: Ginger (46 years who passed away 9/5/07) Daughters: Jodi (49), Stacey (47) Son: Joe (40) NFL Stats: 8 years, 178 receptions, 2,628 yards, 28 TD Alma Mater (Year): Pittsburgh (1957) Degree: History High School: Beaver Falls

Assistant Coaches John Banaszak ............................................. Assistant Head Coach Scott Farison ............................................. Defensive Coordinator Andrew Richardson ................................................ Offensive Line Bill Hurley ............................................................. Secondary Bob Morris ........................................................................ Receivers Patrick Shepard ............................................................. Tight Ends Paul Mulbah ............................................................ Asst. Secondary Brad Landis ................................................................ Quarterbacks Myles Russ ............................................................ Running Backs


2012 Robert Morris Football Game Notes @ No. 2 North Dakota State (9/1/12) - Page 4

The All-Time Series RMU vs. North Dakota State North Dakota State leads series, 1-0 Date Result Venue 11/27/10 L, 17-43 Away 9/1/12 7:00 p.m. Away The North Dakota State Series All-Time At Robert Morris At Joe Walton Stadium At North Dakota State Current Streak Current Streak at RMU Current Streak at NDSU

NDSU, 1-0 NA NA NDSU, 1-0 NDSU, 1 NA NDSU, 1-0

NDSU Series Quick Outs Robert Morris’ game against the Bison in 2010 marked its inaugural appearance in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs … It was also RMU’s third-ever postseason game as the Colonials twice appeared in the ECAC Bowl in the 1990s … RMU fell to 2-1 (.667) all-time against ranked opponents with its setback to NDSU, a mark that currently stands at 2-2 (.500) … RMU dropped to 17-10-1 (.625) when facing an opponent for the first time after its contest with NDSU, a mark that currently stands at 17-11-1 (.603) … Myles Russ, RMU’s all-time leading rusher and current assistant coach, closed out his career against North Dakota State by rushing for at least 100 yards for the fifth-consecutive game … The last contest between these teams is RMU’s only game on artificial turf since September 2006, which means that the Colonials have only played one of their last 64 contests on artificial turf … RMU fell to 1-4 (.200) all-time in night games after its loss to NDSU, a mark which currently stands at 2-5 (.286). Key Statistics: Rushing … Russ (RMU) 25-117-2 TD, McNorton (NDSU) 27-110-1 TD; Passing … Sinclair (RMU) 9-for-24, 146, 0 TD, 1 Int, Jensen (NDSU) 10-for-24, 229, 2 TD, 1 Int; Receiving … King (RMU) 5-68-0 TD, Holloway (NDSU) 5-62-1 TD, Mack (NDSU) 3-57-0 TD; Defense … Richards (RMU) 9 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 forced fumble, Olson (NDSU) 11 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 forced fumble

Last RMU Game vs. North Dakota State Game #11 #25 North Dakota State 43, Robert Morris 17 November 27, 2010 / Fargo, N.D. Fargodome (Attendance: 12,202) - No. 25 North Dakota State scored 23 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to break open a tight game as the Bison advanced to the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division I FCS playoffs with a 43-17 win over Robert Morris. The Colonials, playing in the FCS playoff for the first time in program history, had pulled to within 20-17 with 12:05 to play thanks to a 46-yard field goal from kicker Greg Langer, but the Bison responded on their next drive to take a 27-17 advantage when Brock Jensen scored on a five-yard touchdown run. The big play of the drive came when Jensen hit D.J. McNorton on a screen, and McNorton scampered 61 yards to the five-yard line of Robert Morris. Evan Taylor fumbled the ensuing kickoff but was able to recover before being taken down at the RMU one-yard line, and on the first play of the possession quarterback Jeff Sinclair was tackled in the end zone by Matthew Gratzek for a safety, giving NDSU a 29-17 lead. North Dakota State got the ball back after a free kick and took control of the contest when McNorton produced a 12-yard touchdown run to cap a four-play, 55-yard drive that increased the lead for the Bison to 36-17. Mike Sigers added a 28-yard touchdown run for NDSU with 5:31 remaining to close out the scoring. The touchdown was set up by the Bison defense, as Josh Gatlin intercepted Sinclair at the RMU 30-yard line. In the first half, RMU took the opening kickoff and marched 69 yards on 10 plays to take an early 7-0 lead when running back Myles Russ scored on a five-yard touchdown run. Sinclair was the catalyst during the drive, rushing three times for 39 yards while connecting with tight end Shadrae King twice, including an 18-yard strike that moved the ball to the five-yard line of NDSU. RMU's defense made the opening touchdown stand in the first 30 minutes, as the only points the Bison put on the board came courtesy of Ryan Jastram, who connected on field goals of 34 and 51 yards. Robert Morris had an opportunity to increase its lead further early in the second quarter, reaching the NDSU one-yard line before facing a fourth-and-goal situation. RMU decided to go for it but was turned away when Raphael Johnson tried to spin away from a tackle and fumbled, turning the ball back over to North Dakota State. Score By Quarters Robert Morris North Dakota State

1 7 3

Scoring Summary Q 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Score RMU - Russ 5-yard run (Langer kick) NDSU - Jastram 34-yard field goal NDSU - Jastram 51-yard field goal NDSU - Holloway 32-yard pass from Jensen (Jastram kick) NDSU - McNorton 49-yard pass from Jensen (Jastram kick) RMU - Russ 9-yard run (Langer kick) RMU - Langer 46-yard field goal NDSU - Jensen 5-yard run (Jastram kick) NDSU - Gratzek safety NDSU - McNorton 12-yard run (Jastram kick) NDSU - Sigers 28-yard run (Jastram kick)

Time 9:41 4:25 1:51 12:34 2:04 0:03 12:05 8:57 8:43 6:24 5:31

2 0 3

2010 Records to Date Robert Morris (8-3) / North Dakota State (8-4) Weather at Kickoff 70 degrees; indoors

3 7 14

4 3 23

Final 17 43


2012 Robert Morris Football Game Notes @ No. 2 North Dakota State (9/1/12) - Page 5

Robert Morris Quick Facts THE UNIVERSITY Location: Moon Township, Pa. Founded: 1921 Enrollment: 5,000 President: Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D. Affiliation: NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Conference: Northeast (NEC) Home Field (capacity): Joe Walton Stadium (3,000) Playing Surface: Field Turf School Colors: Blue (282) and White with Red (187) Nickname: Colonials University Website: www.rmu.edu Athletics Website: www.rmucolonials.com INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS Director of Athletics: Craig Coleman, M.D. Senior Associate Athletic Director: Marty Galosi Associate Athletic Director: / SWA: Addie Muti Associate Athletic Director: Sean Simmons Associate Athletic Director: Don Smith Assistant Athletic Director: Ryan Fleischer Faculty Representative: Scott Branvold, Ed.D. Division I Programs: 23 (10 men, 13 women) Athletics Phone: (412) 397-4913 THE TEAM Head Coach: Joe Walton (Pittsburgh, 1957) Walton’s Record at RMU: 105-79-1 (.570 - 19th season) Walton’s Career Record: 105-79-1 (.570 -19th season) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 39 / 14 Starters Returning / Lost: 17 / 7 Basic Offense: Pro Style Basic Defense: Multiple PROGRAM HISTORY First Season of Football: 1994 All-Time Football Record: 106-79-1 (.573) All-Time NEC Record (1996 - present): 68-39 (.636) Northeast Conference Championships: 6 All-Northeast Conference Selections: 122 NCAA FCS Playoff Appearances / Last: 1 / 2010 Last Postseason Opponent: North Dakota State Result: L, 17-43 All-Time Joe Walton Stadium Record (2005 - ): 18-18 (.500) All-Time Moon Stadium Record (1994-2004): 41-13 (.759) All-Time Road Record: 47-48-1 (.495) SPORTS INFORMATION Football Contact: Spencer Kowitz Kowitz’s Phone: (412) 397-4950 Kowitz’s E-mail Address: kowitz@rmu.edu SID Fax: (412) 397-4992 Football Press Box: (412) 397-3280 Sports Information Director: Jim Duzyk Assistant Sports Information Director: Ken Baker Sports Information Graduate Assistant: Jessica Calderone Sports Information Graduate Assistant: Michael Wagner Robert Morris University Athletics Sewall Center 6001 University Boulevard Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

Last Time Out - Robert Morris tight end Shadrae King finished off a spectacular collegiate career the last time the Colonials took the field in their 2011 season finale at Duquesne (11/19). King caught two passes against the Dukes, closing out his career with at least one reception in each of his final 30 games, which shattered the previous program record of 22. King finished his career as RMU's all-time leader in receptions with 145, once again well in front of the previous top mark of 112. He also finished tied with former wide receiver Tyjuan Massey (2002-05) for the career record in touchdown catches (21) and placed second all-time in receiving yards (1,698). Last Time Out, II - Robert Morris wide receiver/return specialist Anthony Coleman posted 139 all-purpose yards against Duquesne in his final collegiate appearance in the 2011 regular-season finale (11/19). He had 118 kick return yards, 12 punt return yards and nine receiving yards to bring his career all-purpose total to 3,701. That mark matched exactly the sum posted by inaugural running back Tim Hall (1994-95) and is good enough to rank in a tie for fourth in career all-purpose yards in school history. Saturday Night Lights - Robert Morris travels to Fargo, N.D., Saturday to take on No. 1/2 North Dakota State at the Fargodome in a game that will kickoff at 6:00 p.m. (local time). It marks just the eighth time in the 19-year history of the program that the Colonials will play in a game with a kickoff after 5:00 p.m. RMU owns a record of 2-5 (.286) all-time in night games, with six of the previous contests coming on the road. The tilt against North Dakota State is one of two games on the 2012 Robert Morris schedule that is a night game, as the Colonials will contest a night game on Homecoming for the second-consecutive year when they take on Lafayette at Joe Walton Stadium in a 6:00 p.m. kickoff Saturday, Sept. 29. A look at each of RMU’s night games: Date 9/16/95 10/6/95 11/15/03 9/12/09 11/27/10 9/10/11 10/8/11 9/1/12 9/29/12

Opponent Kickoff @ Duquesne 7:00 p.m. @ Gannon 7:00 p.m. @ Duquesne 7:00 p.m. @ Bucknell 6:00 p.m. @ NDSU 6:00 p.m. @ Liberty 7:00 p.m. Saint Francis 7:00 p.m. @ NDSU 6:00 p.m. Lafayette 6:00 p.m.

Stadium Rooney Field Erie Stadium Rooney Field Christy-Mathewson Stadium Fargodome Williams Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Fargodome Joe Walton Stadium

Result W, 38-20 L, 29-30 L, 28-33 L, 23-26 L, 17-43 L, 7-38 W, 45-14 ??? ???

Picking Up Steam - Greg Langer has settled in nicely as RMU’s starting placekicker, as the senior has hit eight straight field goal attempts and 12 of his last 14 in the last nine games. Langer finished tied with Charlie Leventry of Duquesne for the Northeast Conference lead in both field goals (12) and field goals per game (1.09) last season. Thanks to his 27-yard field goal against Duquesne in the season finale (11/19), Langer broke the RMU school record for consecutive field goals made. Former kicker Jeff Carlo (1998-2001) had converted seven straight over the course of the 1998 and 1999 seasons, while former kicker Michael Walser (2005-07) closed out the 2007 campaign by hitting seven straight field goals. Langer has not taken an easy path to the record either as five of his past eight field goals have been converted from farther than 35 yards. Experience Counts - When taking a look down the Robert Morris roster, the Colonials seem to have a bevy of experience at the defensive line position. Defensive linemen R.J. Cook, Farren Mason, Sam Miller, Steve Mitchell, Nolan Nearhoof and Chris Thompkins have combined for 83 starts during their time at RMU. Due to injuries, each member of the sextet saw starting assignments during the 2011 season. Miller leads the way with 25 starts, although the first 22 of his career actually came when he was a member of the offensive line. Mitchell and Nearhoof both have 22 starts while Mason has earned the nod nine times in his career. Start Me Up - Steve Mitchell enters Saturday’s game @ NDSU with the most consecutive starting assignments of any active Colonial. Mitchell has started 22 straight games at defensive end. A.J. Dalton is second in that category with 17 straight starts on the offensive line. Jeff Sinclair is the Colonials’ active leader in overall starts with 27.


2012 Robert Morris Football Game Notes @ No. 2 North Dakota State (9/1/12) - Page 6 Rank and File - Robert Morris will be playing against a nationally ranked opponent for the fifth time in school history when it opens at North Dakota State this Saturday. However, it will be the first time that RMU has ever squared off with a team that sits among the top 10 in the country. In fact, NDSU enters the season ranked No. 1 in the FCS Coaches’ Poll and No. 2 by The Sports Network. The Colonials won their first two games against ranked opposition before dropping the next two to sit at 2-2 (.500) overall entering the 2012 season. See below to view the Colonials’ previous meetings with foes that were nationally ranked. To see the latest FCS national rankings by The Sports Network, please see page 7 of RMU’s game notes. Date 10/14/06 9/18/10 11/27/10 9/10/11 9/1/12

Opponent CCSU Liberty @ NDSU @ Liberty @ NDSU

Rank (TSN) 19 15 25 24 2

Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Fargodome Williams Stadium Fargodome

Result W, 23-17 (2OT) W, 30-23 L, 17-43 L, 7-38 ???

We've Been Here Before - While a number of the key contributors to Robert Morris’ 2010 team have graduated since the Colonials’ last trip to North Dakota State, there are a few returnees that have been here before. Of the 53 RMU players that appeared in the 2010 FCS playoff game Nov. 27, 19 of them remain on the roster in 2012. However, only five of those players had starting assignments in the 2010 game--linebacker Brad Banas, offensive lineman A.J. Dalton, defensive linemen Steve Mitchell and Nolan Nearhoof and quarterback Jeff Sinclair. On Target - Senior placekicker Greg Langer, like many fellow kickers, may enjoy playing without having to worry about the elements. When RMU came to the Fargodome in 2010, Langer booted the longest field goal of his career to date while kicking in the enclosed stadium. Langer knocked a 46-yard field goal through the uprights, a kick that, at the time, brought Robert Morris to within three points (20-17) early in the fourth quarter. Any Given Saturday - Entering Saturday’s opener at North Dakota State, there are three Colonials who would have pretty good odds of seeing the field, judging solely by their past histories. Redshirt seniors Sanchez Faugue and Sam Miller and senior Eric Lowry have all appeared in 33 games in their RMU careers, tops among active players. Faugue and Lowry both have the distinction of competing in each of the past 33 contests while Miller missed the 2010 season, but played in every game in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Senior Steve Mitchell is in hot pursuit of this trio as he has seen the field in 32 games in his career, only missing one game during his freshman campaign of 2009. Fresh Faces - As with any other year, the 2012 season opener will feature the first collegiate appearances for some newer Colonials. A total of five Colonials are slated to make their first career start Saturday at North Dakota State, including three on offense. Junior Evan Taylor is set to receive his first career start after moving from defensive back to running back during the offseason. Sophomore fullback Ryan Thermil and sophomore offensive lineman Nick Faraci, both first-time starters, will help block for Taylor. Junior cornerback Malik Johnson and sophomore linebacker Mike Neilson are also set to receive their first-ever starts. Faraci, Neilson and Thermil have actually yet to compete in a game for the Colonials entering 2012. Hanging Chad - Safety Cameron Chadwick emerged as a leader for the Robert Morris defense in 2011 and earned All-NEC Second Team honors as a result. Chadwick finished with a team-high 80 tackles last season, including 32 solo stops. Chadwick really came on at the end of the year as he averaged over nine tackles per game in the team’s final half-dozen contests.

Last RMU Game Game #11 • Duquesne 45, Robert Morris 10 November 19, 2011 • Pittsburgh, Pa. Rooney Field (Attendance: 2,410) - Robert Morris concluded its 2011 campaign with its sixth straight loss, a 45-10 setback at crosstown rival Duquesne. Robert Morris scored the only points in the first 15 minutes of action, as quarterback Tyler Forbes, RMU's third starting quarterback in as many weeks, connected with wide receiver Jamie Cobb for a 35-yard touchdown pass. Duquesne rallied to tie the score, 7-7, when quarterback Sean Patterson hit Isaac Spragg with a five-yard touchdown pass. It was one of three touchdowns scored by the Dukes in the final 10:31 of the first half as Duquesne took a 21-7 lead into the break. Brooks Roorback would score on a six-yard touchdown run that gave the Dukes a 14-7 lead, and Patterson hit wide receiver Connor Dixon with a 12-yard scoring strike with just 15 seconds left before intermission to give Duquesne a 14-point lead. Patterson and Dixon hooked up for two more scores in the second half, one from 45 yards at the 2:16 mark of the second quarter and from 43 yards with 3:35 to play that settled the score at 45-10. In addition to leading the Duquesne ground game with 123 yards rushing, Patterson completed 17 of his 27 passes for 240 yards and four touchdowns. Dixon hauled in five passes for 117 yards and three scores, while Spragg finished with seven catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. Forbes finished 10-for-27 passing for 143 yards, a touchdown and an interception for Robert Morris, with Cobb leading the receiving corps with three receptions for 70 yards and a score. Running back Grayling Sanders compiled 92 yards rushing on 18 carries, an average of 5.1 yards per rush, while Deontae Howard carried four times for 25 yards. Defensive back Alex Tarr and defensive lineman Chris Thompkins tied for game-high honors in tackles with nine. Notes: Tight end Shadrae King finished with a pair of receptions for 15 yards, closing out his career with at least one reception in each of his final 30 games … Wide receiver Anthony Coleman posted 139 all-purpose yards against the Dukes to finish his career with 3,701, tied for fourth all-time at Robert Morris with inaugural running back Tim Hall (1994-95) … Forbes and wide receiver Rickeem Jackson each received their first career starts against the Dukes, bringing the number of Colonials to be in the starting lineup for the first time in 2011 to 27 Score By Quarters Robert Morris Duquesne

1 2 3 4 Final 7 0 3 0 10 0 21 10 14 45

2011 Records to Date Robert Morris (2-9, 2-6 NEC) / Duquesne (9-2, 7-1 NEC) Weather at Kickoff: 53 degrees; mostly sunny, mild; winds SW @ 18 mph Key Statistics: Rushing … Sanders (RMU) 18-92- 0 TD; Patterson (DU) 12-123- 0 TD; Passing … Forbes (RMU) 10-for-27, 143- 1 TD, 1 INT; Patterson (DU) 17-for-27, 240- 4 TD, 0 INT; Receiving … Cobb (RMU) 3-70- 1 TD; Spragg (DU) 7-74- 1 TD; Defense … Tarr (RMU) 9 tackles; Thompkins (RMU) 9 tackles; Oliver (DU) 9 tackles


2012 Robert Morris Football Game Notes @ No. 2 North Dakota State (9/1/12) - Page 7 Making the Grade - Defensive lineman Nolan Nearhoof was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team this past November, becoming only the second student-athlete in program history to earn two CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. Nearhoof had previously become the third player in program history to be named to the ESPN Academic All-America Team in 2010 when he earned second team accolades. Nearhoof owns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.73 as a biology major and joined former Colonials Jonathan LeDonne (2001-04) and Ray Gensler (2003-06) to earn the honor. LeDonne, a linebacker, was named to the 2004 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team, while Gensler, a defensive lineman, was a two-time honoree, earning second team accolades in 2005 and first team honors in 2006. Nearhoof was also named as the NEC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second-consecutive year. He was the fourth player in program history to claim that honor but the first to ever win it twice. Regulation Only - Entering Saturday’s game at North Dakota State, Robert Morris will have gone 58 consecutive games without having a contest go into overtime. That is the longest such streak in program history since the NCAA instituted overtime in college football for the 1996 season. In fact, every other current member of the NEC has played at least one overtime game since RMU’s last such contest. The last time the Colonials headed to overtime was Oct. 14, 2006 when RMU upset No. 19 Central Connecticut State, 23-17 (2OT), in what was the program’s first-ever game against a nationally ranked opponent. After Jacky Candy (2006) intercepted a Blue Devil pass right near the goal line in the second extra session, Erik Cwalinski (2005-08) hooked up with Mario Hines (2004, 2006-07) for a game-winning 14-yard touchdown pass on 3rd-and-12. That contest against the Blue Devils remains the only home game in RMU history to go into overtime. Preseason Honors - Robert Morris had six student-athletes named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-NEC team in his FCS preseason magazine. Four of the Colonials’ selections came on either the First Team offense or the First Team defense, a figure that was tied for the most in the league among that segment. Offensive lineman A.J. Dalton and fullback Nick Groat garnered a All-NEC First Team mention while defensive lineman Nolan Nearhoof and safety Cameron Chadwick, both of whom are returning all-conference players, picked up All-NEC First Team honors on the defensive side. Defensive linemen Chris Thompkins and Steve Mitchell were both placed on the All-NEC Second Team. The four Colonials claiming preseason honors on the defensive side of the ball, three of whom were defensive linemen, tied Robert Morris with Monmouth for the most combined defensive players to claim such honors from a single team. Near a Record - Robert Morris senior defensive lineman Nolan Nearhoof not only stands up in the classroom but also on the football field. Nearhoof claimed his secondconsecutive All-NEC First Team honor in 2011 despite missing the final two games due to injury. In doing so, Nearhoof became just the third player in the league, on offense or defense, to earn an all-conference first team award in both 2010 and 2011. He finished fourth on the team with 60 tackles last year, 24 of which were solo stops. He also led the Colonials in sacks (7.5) and tackles for loss (12.5), totals that were good enough to rank fourth and sixth, respectively, in the Northeast Conference. Nearhoof enters enter his final season of eligibility as RMU's active leader in tackles (137), tackles for loss (23) and sacks (16). His 16 sacks are closing in on the program record of 19, which is currently held by Ray Gensler (2003-06). For Starters - When Robert Morris takes the field for the first time Saturday at North Dakota State, fans will be anxious to see what the opening-day lineup features. However, if 2011 is any indication, what you see one week may change the following Saturday. Due to a number of injuries as well as changes with the depth chart, Robert Morris used nine different starting lineups on offense last season. The starters actually stayed the same for three straight weeks in October (10/15, 10/22, 10/29), but RMU had changes in its lineup from one week to the next throughout the early and late parts of the campaign. The Colonials were forced into starting three different quarterbacks and also had five different tailbacks/fullbacks start a game. The only returning Colonial on offense who started every game in 2011 is lineman A.J. Dalton.

2012 NEC Preseason Poll as voted by league head coaches

Team (First-Place Votes) 1. Albany (6) 2. Duquesne (1) 3. Bryant (2) 4. Central Connecticut State 5. Monmouth 6. Robert Morris 7. Wagner 8. Sacred Heart 9. Saint Francis

The Sports Network FCS Top 25 as of Aug. 13, 2012

Team (First-Place Votes) 1. Sam Houston State (79) 2. North Dakota State (59) 3. Georgia Southern (6) 4. Montana State (3) 5. James Madison (3) 6. Appalachian State (1) 7. Towson 8. Old Dominion 9. Northern Iowa 10. Wofford 11. Montana 12. Eastern Washington 13. Youngstown State (1) 14. New Hampshire 15. Delaware 16. Lehigh 17. Stony Brook 18. Eastern Kentucky 19. Illinois State 20. Stephen F. Austin 21. Maine 22. Jacksonville State 23. Indiana State 24. Central Arkansas 25. Harvard

2011 Record 14-1 14-1 11-3 10-3 8-5 8-4 9-3 10-3 10-3 8-4 11-3 6-5 6-5 8-4 7-4 11-2 9-4 7-5 7-4 6-5 9-4 7-4 6-5 9-4 9-1

Pts. 3,708 3,625 3,249 3,217 2,812 2,800 2,674 2,484 2,168 2,080 2,018 1,897 1,860 1,857 1,810 1,514 1,339 1,055 1,052 863 721 625 522 508 477

Others Receiving Votes: Murray State 292, Northern Arizona 259, Norfolk State 222, Chattanooga 191, Liberty 150, South Carolina State 137, Bethune-Cookman 134

NEC Champions since 1996 1996 ................................................... Robert Morris, Monmouth 1997 ........................................................................ Robert Morris 1998 ................................................... Robert Morris, Monmouth 1999 ........................................................................ Robert Morris 2000 ....................................................................... Robert Morris 2001 .......................................................................... Sacred Heart 2002 .................................................................................... Albany 2003 ............................................................... Monmouth, Albany 2004 .............................. Monmouth, Central Connecticut State 2005 ........................... Central Connecticut State, Stony Brook 2006 ............................................................................. Monmouth 2007 .................................................................................... Albany 2008 .................................................................................... Albany 2009 ................................................... Central Connecticut State 2010 ......................... Robert Morris, Central Connecticut State 2011 ................................................................. Albany, Duquesne


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2011 NCAA Final Rankings

Head Coach-In-Waiting John Banaszak

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Robert Morris University Director of Athletics Craig Coleman, M.D., announced this past January that RMU Assistant Head Football Coach John Banaszak has been named the program's coach-in-waiting. Banaszak, who has spent the last nine years as an assistant coach and assistant head coach with the Colonials, will take over for current head coach Joe Walton at the conclusion of the 2013 season. "Coach Walton has done a tremendous job starting the program from scratch and developing it to its current level," Coleman said. "We are blessed to have another outstanding coach on our staff in Coach Banaszak to provide leadership and excellence when Walton retires." The 2011 season marked Banaszak's ninth season as a member of the Robert Morris football coach staff, including his fourth campaign as assistant head coach. Among his many duties with the program, Banaszak is responsible for tutoring the defensive line and the special teams unit. During Banaszak's time at Robert Morris, the Colonials have led the Northeast Conference in total defense four times (2004, 2006, 2009 and 2010) and have finished in the top five in the league on eight occasions. Banaszak was a key component to a 2010 defense that led the NEC in total defense, allowing an average of 312.6 yards per game, and coaching a defensive line that recorded 13 of RMU's 21 sacks as the Colonials claimed the NEC's inaugural berth in the FCS Playoffs. In 2006, Banaszak helped tutor an RMU defense that led I-AA in total defense, allowing an average of just 228.36 yards per game. Under Banaszak's guidance, former defensive lineman Ray Gensler (2003-06) tied the RMU single-season school record for sacks with 11 in 2006 en route to earning All-NEC First Team honors. Gensler also established a career record in sacks with 19 thanks to 11 in 2006, and the Robert Morris defensive line that season recorded 28 and-a-half of RMU's school record 34 sacks. Eight of the 11 players in school history to earn All-NEC recognition on the defensive line have come under the tutelage of Banaszak, including Nolan Nearhoof, who led the Colonials with seven and-a-half sacks last year en route to being named to the 2011 All-NEC First Team. Prior to RMU, Banaszak served as the 30th head coach in Washington & Jefferson football history, leading the Presidents to a record of 38-9 (.809) in his four seasons on the sidelines between 1999 and 2002. In each of those four campaigns, he was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and ranks third on the college's all-time victory list. A 1975 graduate of Eastern Michigan with a bachelor's degree in health, physical education and recreation, Banaszak signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to the 1975 season and was one of only three rookies to make the defending Super Bowl champion team out of training camp. Primarily a special teams player on Pittsburgh's Super Bowl X championship team, Banaszak started five games the following season and then started at both right end and inside tackle in 1977 before suffering a knee injury that forced him to the injured reserve list. Between 1978 and 1980, Banaszak started 45 regular-season games at defensive end as the Steelers won back-to-back Super Bowl championships. In Super Bowl XIII, Banaszak recorded six tackles, including a pair of sacks, and a fumble recovery in a 35-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, which garnered him Defensive Player of the Game honors. The following year in Super Bowl XIV, Banaszak finished with five tackles and a sack in a 31-19 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Pass Defense ............... 42 .......................... 197.91 Kickoff Returns ........... 43 ............................. 21.24 Total Defense ............... 43 ............................ 351.18 Rushing Defense .......... 62 ............................ 153.27 Sacks ............................ 74 .............................. 1.82 Scoring Defense .......... 74 ............................. 27.91 Passing Offense ........... 87 .......................... 174.64 Tackles for Loss .......... 91 ............................... 5.36 Rushing Offense ......... 93 ............................. 108.55 Scoring Offense ........... 99 ............................ 19.09 Passing Efficiency ........ 102 .......................... 107.53 Turnover Margin ........ 104 ........................... -1.00 Pass Efficiency Def. .... 108 ........................... 148.04 Net Punting ................. 110 ............................ 31.19 Punt Returns .............. 110 ............................. 4.05 Total Offense ................ 114 .......................... 283.18

Individual Sacks ...................... 22 ............ Nearhoof (0.83) All Purpose ............. 31 ............. Coleman (130.55) Field Goals ............. T-31 ............. Langer (1.09) Tackles for Loss ...... T-37 ........ Nearhoof (1.39) Kickoff Returns ....... 45 ........... Coleman (23.22) Punt Returns ............. 61 .............. Coleman (4.25) Receptions ............. T-63 ...................... King (4.64) Total Offense ............. 71 ............. Sinclair (178.22)

Stat Facts Most Rushing Yards, Consecutive Games Tim Hall - 477 (1994) - 278 yards @ Bethany (11/5) - 199 yards vs. Mercyhurst (11/12) Most Passing Yards, Consecutive Games Tim Levcik - 640 (2001) - 277 vs. Wagner (10/27) - 363 vs. Stony Brook (11/3) Most Receiving Yards, Consecutive Games Tyjuan Massey - 299 (2005) - 27 @ Albany (11/5) - 272 vs. Sacred Heart (11/12) Career 100-yard rushing games Sam Dorsett - 19 (1999-2003) Active 100-yard rushing games Jeff Sinclair - 1 (2009 - ) Career 100-yard receiving games Tyjuan Massey - 7 (2002 -05) Active 100-yard receiving games None Career 200-yard passing games Drew Geyer - 17 (2002-05) Erik Cwalinski - 17 (2005-08) Active 200-yard passing games Jeff Sinclair - 6 (2009 - ) Career 10+ tackle games James Noel - 24 (2002-05) Active 10+ tackle games Chadwick, Nearhoof - 3 each


2012 Robert Morris Football Game Notes @ No. 2 North Dakota State (9/1/12) - Page 9 Watch This - Robert Morris was represented when College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) released its 2012 Watch Lists prior to the season. Senior Nolan Nearhoof was placed on the defensive end/defensive tackle list while senior Greg Langer was named to the placekicker list. Nearhoof earned All-NEC First Team honors for the second straight season in 2011 after posting 60 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. Langer made each of his final eight field goals in 2012, setting a new program record for most consecutive made field goals, and has converted on 12 of his last 14 overall. Get To The Chopper - A quick glance at RMU’s record when broken down proves how important it is the Colonials get off to a good start in contests. When Robert Morris is leading at halftime, the program owns an all-time record of 85-12 (.876). When trailing at the break, Robert Morris owns a mark of 10-59-1 (.150). Even going into halftime tied is beneficial, as the Colonials own an overall record of 11-8 (.579) in such games. The Magic Mark - Since the Colonials began play in 1994 there have been 70 games in which Robert Morris has scored 30 or more points. In those contests RMU boasts a record of 66-4 (.944), including a record of 38-4 (.905) in games in which the team scores between 30 and 39 points. In games in which the Colonials score 40 or more points, RMU is a perfect 28-0. RMU Football Historical Tidbits - The inaugural running back at Robert Morris, the late Tim Hall (1994-95), rushed for 2,908 yards in his two seasons as a Colonial. Hall still owns the FCS season and career records for yards per carry, with his season record of 8.7 yards per carry set in 1994 and his twoyear career record of 7.4 established in 1994 and 1995 ... Hall also ranks fourth all-time in the FCS in both rushing yards per game (153.1) and allpurpose yards per game (194.8) ... Former Colonial linebacker James Noel (2002-05) ranks fifth in the FCS record book for career tackles per game (10.7), while his career tackle total of 437 takedowns ranks 12th all-time ... Former linebacker Alex DiMichele (2007-10) averaged 10.0 tackles per game over his three years in a Robert Morris uniform, which ranks 11th all-time in the FCS record book ... Robert Morris has led the nation in passing defense twice in the past 13 years. The Colonials topped the charts in both 1999, when they conceded just 80.80 yards per game through the air, and 2006, when they allowed only 88.70 yards per game via the pass. Did You Know? - Robert Morris owns the all-time FCS record for the most consecutive quarters while holding an opponent scoreless. During the 1996 season, the Colonials went 15 straight quarters without allowing a single point. In fact, the record-setting streak occurred at the beginning of the season. RMU posted three straight shutouts -- 20-0 against Mercyhurst (9/7), 38-0 against Butler (9/14) and 7-0 against Towson State (9/21) -- to open the campaign and then held Central Connecticut State (9/28) scoreless for the first three quarters before finally allowing a point for the first time all season. In all, RMU went 234:04 before allowing a point in 1996. RMU went 9-2 (.818) in 1996, claiming a share of the NEC championship, and conceded just 12.9 points per game. The Last Time a Colonial ... Rushed for 200 or more yards in a game: Myles Russ, 246 (10/11/08 vs. Duquesne - span of 38 games) ... Passed for 300 or more yards in a game: Erik Cwalinski, 307 (11/12/05 vs. Sacred Heart - span of 65 games) ... Passed for 400 or more yards in a game: Rich Demaio, 444 (11/15/03 @ Duquesne - span of 85 games) ... Scored three or more touchdowns in a game: Myles Russ, 3 (9/18/10 vs. Liberty - span of 19 games) ... Made 15 or more tackles in a game: Cameron Chadwick, 16 (10/15/11 @ Albany - span of 5 games) ... Had three or more interceptions in a game: Brian Dunn, 3 (10/8/94 vs. Duquesne - span of 180 games) ... Had three or more sacks in a game: Nolan Nearhoof, 3 (10/29/11 @ vs. Sacred Heart - span of 3 games).

Robert Morris in the 2011 NEC Stats Category Rank Avg. Scoring Offense 9th 19.1 Scoring Defense 6th 27.9 Pass Offense 7th 174.6 Pass Defense 5th 197.9 Kickoff Returns 1st 21.2 Punting 5th 31.2 Turnover  Margin 9th - 1.00 Rushing Offense 8th 108.5 Rushing Defense 5th 153.3 Total Offense 8th 283.2 Total Defense 5th 351.2 Punt Return Average 7th 4.0 Pass Efficiency 8th 107.5 Pass Efficiency Defense 8th 148.0 First Downs 7th 192 Opponent First Downs 2nd 189 Sacks By 6th 21 Penalties 7th 61.5 Opponent Penalites 1st 73.5 Sacks Against 9th 42 Field Goals T-2nd 80.0 PAT Kicking 9th 88.0 Time of Possession 5th 30:20 Kickoff Coverage 7th 35.3 4th Down 6th 42.1 Opponent 4th Down 1st 33.3

The Start Chart CAREER STARTS AT ROBERT MORRIS NAME Con. 08 09 10 11 12 Sinclair, J. 0 -- 7 11 9 0 Miller, S. 0 11 11 0 3 0 Mitchell, S. 22 -- 0 11 11 0 Nearhoof, N. 0 -- 2 11 9 0 Banas, B. 3 -- 0 10 10 0 Dalton, A.J. 17 -- -- 6 11 0 Langer, G. 15 -- 0 4 11 0 Cooper, K. 11 -- 0 0 11 0 Myers, D.J. 11 -- -- 0 11 0 Chadwick, C. 10 -- -- -- 10 0 Douglass, A. 1 -- -- -- 9 0 Hargraves, N. 9 -- 0 0 9 0 Jeter, D. 9 -- -- 0 9 0 Mason, Fa. 2 -- 3 0 6 0 Mongelluzzo, V. 7 -- -- 0 7 0 Howard, D. 6 -- -- -- 6 0 Groat, N. 0 -- 0 0 5 0 Brooks, J. 0 -- -- -- 4 0 Cook, Mike 0 -- 0 0 3 0 Cook, R.J. 0 -- 0 0 3 0 Eddie, A. 0 -- -- -- 2 0 Evans, P. 0 -- 0 0 2 0 Hill, J. 0 -- -- 0 2 0 Thompkins, C. 2 -- -- 0 2 0 Centofanti, M. 0 -- -- 0 1 0 Jackson, R. 1 -- -- -- 1 0 Layman, M. 0 -- -- -- 1 0 Mitchell, D. 0 -- -- -- 1 0 Ridgeley, B. 0 -- 0 0 1 0

TOTAL 27 25 22 22 20 17 15 11 11 10 9 9 9 9 7 6 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1


Robert Morris Captains Robert Morris captains are selected at the beginning of practice the Friday prior to a game by head coach Joe Walton and his staff. One player is picked from the RMU offense, defense and special teams, and each are awarded by the individual’s play in the previous week’s contest. Captains for the season opener are based on the individual’s play in training camp. A look at each of the 2012 Robert Morris captains, broken down game-by-game:

OFFENSE @ #2 N. Dakota St. ALBANY @ Dayton LAFAYETTE @ Saint Francis @ Bryant C. CONN. STATE @ Wagner DUQUESNE @ Sacred Heart MONMOUTH

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DEFENSE @ #2 N. Dakota St. ALBANY @ Dayton LAFAYETTE @ Saint Francis @ Bryant C. CONN. STATE @ Wagner DUQUESNE @ Sacred Heart MONMOUTH

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SPECIAL TEAMS @ #2 N. Dakota St. ALBANY @ Dayton LAFAYETTE @ Saint Francis @ Bryant C. CONN. STATE @ Wagner DUQUESNE @ Sacred Heart MONMOUTH

RMU’s All-Time Record When ... Scores less than 10 points: 3-14 (.176) Scores 10-19 points: 9-35-1 (.211) Scores 20-29 points: 28-26 (.519) Scores 30-39 points: 38-4 (.905) Scores 40-49 points: 26-0 (1.000) Scores 50+ points: 2-0 (1.000) Scores a special teams touchdown: 5-3 (.625) Has a 100-yard rusher: 61-21-1 (.741) Has a 200-yard rusher: 9-1 (.900) Has a 100-yard receiver: 33-17 (.660) Has a 300-yard passer: 5-3 (.625) Has three interceptions in a game: 18-4 (.818) Has four + interceptions in a game: 7-0 (1.000) Has 1-4 sacks in a game: 73-55 (.570) Has five + sacks in a game: 20-5 (.800) All-Time Record: 106-79-1 (.573) All-Time Home Record: 59-31 (.656) All-Time Road Record: 47-48-1 (.495) Playing on Grass: 56-28-1 (.665) Playing on Turf: 9-7 (.563) Playing on Field Turf: 41-44 (.482) Playing After a Loss: 31-39-1 (.444) In Overtime: 1-2 (.333) Playing at Night: 1-4 (.200) Playing after a Bye Week: 14-5-1 (.725) When Leading at Halftime: 85-12 (.876) When Trailing at Halftime: 10-59-1 (.150) When Tied at Halftime: 11-8 (.579) Record in September: 41-29 (.586) Record in October: 38-30-1 (.558) Record in November: 27-20 (.574)

RMU Injury Report Probable DL R.J. Cook (ankle) OL Nate Hargraves (illness) DL Sam Miller (illness) Out LB Kyle Cooper (foot) DB Clay Ilkin (elbow) DB Eric Lowry (hamstring) TE Cory Nolton (head) DB Ben Ridgeley (ankle)

The Last Time Robert Morris ...

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Robert Morris On The Air All Robert Morris football games are heard live on WPIT Radio AM-730 (Pittsburgh), the flagship station of Robert Morris University sports since 1996. The Voice of the Colonials, Chris Shovlin, and color analyst Brian Cleary call the action. RMU Sports Information Assistant Spencer Kowitz joins Shovlin as color analyst for select Colonial road games. “The Joe Walton Show” is on 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Colonial football can also be heard live and archived on the offical Robert Morris athletics website, www.rmucolonials.com. Information on any of RMU’s 23 intercollegiate sports can also be found at www.rmucolonials.com.

Scored 50 or more points in a game: 63 vs. Saint Francis (W, 63-0; 9/30/00) ... a span of 115 games Scored less than 10 points in a game: 7 @ No. 24 Liberty (9/10/11) ... a span of 9 games Tallied five or more sacks in a game: 6 @ Morgan State (L, 12-13; 9/17/11) ... a span of 8 games Tallied four + interceptions in a game: 4 @ Wagner (W, 30-9; 9/25/10) ... a span of 18 games Had 25 or more first downs in a game: 27 vs. Bryant (L, 27-34; 10/22/11) ... a span of 4 games Had over 400 yards total offense: 432 vs. Saint Francis (W, 45-14; 10/8/11) ... a span of 6 games Had less than 200 yards total offense: 167 vs. Bryant (L, 13-20; 9/26/09) ... a span of 29 games Had two 100-yard rushers: @ Monmouth (W, 41-20; 10/25/97) ... a span of 145 games Ralph Clark (15 attempts, 127 yards, 1 TD) Archie Wannamaker (19 attempts, 106 yards, 1 TD) Had two 100-yard receivers: vs. Stony Brook (W, 45-19; 11/3/01) ... a span of 107 games Stephen McNair (5 catches, 112 yards, 1 TD) Brent Hockenberry (6 catches, 106 yards, 1 TD) Scored a special teams touchdown: vs. Rowan (W, 21-0; 9/23/06) ... a span of 61 games Mario Hines 48-yard punt return Played in overtime: vs. Central Conn. State (W, 23-17; 10/14/06) (2 OT) ... a span of 58 games


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2-Deep Depth Chart - Robert Morris @ No. 2 North Dakota State ROBERT MORRIS OFFENSE (Pro Style) SE LT LG C RG RT TE QB FB HB FL

NORTH DAKOTA STATE DEFENSE (4-3)

81 RICKEEM JACKSON 6-4 215 SR LE 53 KYLE EMANUEL 6-3 243 SO 83 Quinton Pirl 5-10 175 SR 91 Mike Hardie 6-5 248 SO 70 A.J. DALTON 6-5 285 JR TACKLE 69 LEEVON PERRY 6-4 276 JR 60 Alex Kirsch 6-3 290 SR 94 Danny Luecke 6-5 280 JR 74 VINCE MONGELLUZZO 6-3 250 JR NG 60 RYAN DREVLOW 6-4 281 JR 77 Maxwell Robertson 6-3 295 FR 62 Brian Schaetz 6-1 281 R-FR 68 NICK FARACI 6-2 280 SO RE 93 COLE JIRIK 6-5 250 JR 52 Anthony Lucian 6-4 270 FR 96 Ricky Hagen 6-3 242 SR 71 JON HILL 6-4 275 JR WILL 52 TRAVIS BECK 6-0 207 SO 77 Maxwell Robertson 6-3 295 FR 51 DeShawn Dinwiddie 6-2 213 SO 66 NATE HARGRAVES 6-4 280 SR MIKE 34 GRANT OLSON 6-0 223 JR 60 Alex Kirsch 6-3 290 SR 44 Antonio Rogers 5-10 221 JR 87 PAUL EVANS 6-4 200 R-SR SAM 38 CARLTON LITTLEJOHN 6-1 216 SO 82 Andrew Smith 6-3 230 JR 9 Esley Thorton 6-3 207 SO 12 MATT LAYMAN 6-2 220 SO CB 2 BRENDIN PIERRE 5-9 170 JR 19 Derik Abbott 5-11 190 FR 13 Aireal Boyd 6-2 184 SR 22 RYAN THERMIL 5-11 235 SO SS 20 COLTEN HEAGLE 5-11 196 JR 32 Nick Groat 6-0 220 SR 10 Bobby Ollman 5-11 201 SR 13 EVAN TAYLOR 5-10 180 JR FS 35 CHRISTIAN DUDZIK 5-10 180 SO 5 Deontae Howard 5-10 190 JR -or- 24 Bryan Shepherd 5-10 179 JR 3 DONTE JETER 5-11 180 JR CB 1 MARCUS WILLIAMS 5-11 194 JR 7 Duane Mitchell 6-1 205 SO 8 André Martin, Jr. 5-11 191 SR ************************************************************************************************************************************

NORTH DAKOTA STATE OFFENSE (West Coast) WR (X) LT LG C RG RT TE (Y) QB RB FB WR (Z)

ROBERT MORRIS DEFENSE (Multiple)

82 ZACH VRAA 6-2 198 SO LE 91 NOLAN NEARHOOF 6-2 280 SR 12 Cooper Wahlo, Jr. 6-2 196 JR 95 Chris Thompkins 6-1 235 JR 77 BILLY TURNER 6-6 300 JR NG 51 R.J. COOK 5-11 260 SR 75 Jason Pomerenke 6-6 310 SO 73 Sam Miller 6-2 290 R-SR 64 JOSH COLVILLE 6-2 279 R-FR RE 53 STEVE MITCHELL 6-2 250 SR 66 Zack Johnson 6-4 324 FR 90 Forrest Mason 6-4 270 SO 73 JOE LUND 6-2 303 SR OLB 33 BRAD BANAS 6-1 220 SR 65 Adam Schueller 6-3 291 SO 50 Kimani Smith 6-2 195 FR 71 TYLER GIMMESTAD 6-2 298 JR ILB 57 MIKE NEILSON 6-1 215 SO 74 Andrew Nack 6-3 297 JR 49 Luke Mueller 6-1 220 FR 59 JOE HAEG 6-6 280 R-FR ILB 31 MIKE COOK 6-0 215 SR 75 Jason Pomerenke 6-6 310 SO 42 Dan Mignogna 6-1 215 SR 47 GARRETT BRUHN 6-1 241 SR OLB 55 MARK CENTOFANTI 6-1 210 JR 85 Kevin Vaadeland 6-4 238 JR 25 Sanchez Faugue 6-0 215 R-SR 16 BROCK JENSEN 6-3 224 JR CB 6 ANTWAN EDDIE 5-10 185 SO 11 Carson Wentz 6-5 220 R-FR 17 Zach Washington 5-10 175 SO 22 SAM OJURI 6-0 206 JR SS 34 D.J. MYERS 6-0 190 JR 23 John Crockett 6-0 202 SO 24 Samuel Collins 5-11 180 JR 40 ANDREW GROTHMANN 6-1 234 JR WS 36 CAMERON CHADWICK 6-1 215 SR 46 Andrew Bonnet 6-3 242 R-FR 24 Samuel Collins 5-11 180 JR 4 RYAN SMITH 5-7 175 JR CB 8 MALIK JOHNSON 5-10 175 JR 80 Nate Moody 6-1 192 SO 30 Brian Jones 5-10 185 FR

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ROBERT MORRIS SPECIAL TEAMS

NORTH DAKOTA STATE SPECIAL TEAMS

PK 20 GREG LANGER 5-10 165 SR PK 98 Zack Keaton 5-10 160 FR P 38 TONY LAMANCUSA 5-11 180 SO P HOLD 38 TONY LAMANCUSA 5-11 180 SO HOLD SNAP 67 LUKE SWEENEY 6-6 220 JR SNAP KR 3 DONTE JETER 5-11 180 JR KR 30 BRIAN JONES 5-10 185 FR PR 83 QUINTON PIRL 5-10 175 SR PR 3 Donte Jeter 5-11 180 JR

17 ADAM KELLER

6-1

208 SO

19 BEN LECOMPTE 19 BEN LECOMPTE 50 MICHAEL MURPHY 1 MARCUS WILLIAMS 4 RYAN SMITH 4 RYAN SMITH 1 Marcus Williams

5-10 197 R-FR 5-10 197 R-FR 6-0 240 JR 5-11 194 JR 5-7 175 JR 5-7 175 JR 5-11 194 JR


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TB

FB

Taylor 0 Howard 6

Thermil 0 Groat 5

5 0

Robert Morris Career Starts ...

QB

FL

Layman Abbott

Jeter 9 Mitchell, D. * 1

SE

1 0

Jackson 1 Pirl 0

LT

TE

RT

RG

C

LG

Evans 2 Smith 0

Hargraves 9 Kirsch 0

Hill * 2 Robertson 0

Faraci 0 Lucian 0

Mongelluzzo 7 Robertson 0

CB Eddie 2 Washington 0

LE

NG

RE

Nearhoof 22 Tompkins 2

Cook 3 Miller * 25

Mitchell, S. 22 Mason, Fo. 0

Banas 20 Smith 0

Neilson 0 Mueller 0

CB

ILB

OLB

Cook, M. 3 Mignogna 0

Centofanti 1 Faugue 0

ILB

OLB

Dalton * 17 Kirsch 0

SS

WS

Myers 11 Collins 0

Chadwick 10 Collins 0

Johnson 0 Jones 0

Notes: Dalton’s career starts include six at left guard in 2010 ... Hill's two career starts came at right tackle in 2011 ... Miller’s career starts include 22 at center on the offensive line in 2008 and 2009 ... Duane Mitchell's start came at tailback in 2011

2012 Offense Game-by-Game Starters Game @ #2 N. Dakota St. ALBANY @ Dayton LAFAYETTE @ Saint Francis @ Bryant C. CONN. STATE @ Wagner DUQUESNE @ Sacred Heart MONMOUTH

SE

TE

RT

RG

C

LG

LT

FB

TB

QB

FL

2012 Defense Game-by-Game Starters Game @ #2 N. Dakota St. ALBANY @ Dayton LAFAYETTE @ Saint Francis @ Bryant C. CONN. STATE @ Wagner DUQUESNE @ Sacred Heart MONMOUTH

CB SS

LE NG RE OLB ILB ILB OLB WS CB


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2011 Individual Game-By-Game Quarterback

Receivers

#14 - JEFF SINCLAIR DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

Comp-Att-Int Yds TD 14-29-1 146 1 12-26-3 105 1 15-29-2 166 1 18-24-0 211 2 10-15-1 155 3 12-33-0 158 1 20-42-1 227 3 13-26-2 148 0 4-9-0 49 0 -- DNP - -- DNP --

Long 33t 16 32 26 27 45 30 31 18

SINCLAIR’S CAREER HIGHS Attempts .................................................. 42 vs. Bryant (10/22/11) Completions .................................................. 20 on two occasions Yards ...................................................... 271 vs. Liberty (9/18/10) Touchdowns .............................................. 4 @ Wagner (9/25/10) Long ........................................................ 67t vs. Liberty (9/18/10) SINCLAIR’S CAREER TOTALS 300+ Yard Games .......................................................................... 0 200+ Yard Games ........................................................................ 6 Multiple TD Pass Games ............................................................. 13 Record as Starter ......................................................... 15-12 (.556) SINCLAIR IN 2011 300+ Yard Games .......................................................................... 0 200+ Yard Games .......................................................................... 2 Multiple TD Pass Games ............................................................... 3 Record As Starter ............................................................ 2-7 (.222)

#4 - ANTHONY COLEMAN

#81 - RICKEEM JACKSON

DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

Rec-Yds-TD Long 1-4-0 4 6-59-0 16 1-22-0 22 1-9-0 9 3-47-0 27 2-58-0 45 4-57-1 18 1-6-0 6 7-87-0 29 3-41-0 26 1-9-0 9

COLEMAN’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions .......... 7 @ C. Conn. State (11/5/11) Yards ................. 92 @ Saint Francis (10/2/10) Long ............................. 45 @ Albany (10/15/11) TD’s ............................. 2 vs. Albany (10/16/10) Career 100-Yard Games ................................. 0

JACKSON’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions .......... 4 @ Morgan State (9/17/11) Yards ................. 54 @ Morgan State (9/17/11) Long ................... 32 @ Morgan State (9/17/11) TD’s ....................... 1 @ Morgan State (9/17/11) Career 100-Yard Games ................................. 0

#7 - SHADRAE KING

#9 - JAMIE COBB

DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

Rec-Yds-TD Long 5-35-0 10 2-24-0 15 5-36-0 17 9-104-2 21 4-66-2 24t 3-29-0 16 6-48-1 12t 5-73-0 31 2-18-0 11 8-76-0 14 2-15-0 10

KING’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions ........................ 9 on two occasions Yards ................ 133 @ Sacred Heart (9/11/10) Long .................... 45 vs.Monmouth (9/27/08) TD’s ...................... 3 @ Sacred Heart (9/11/10) Career 100-Yard Games ................................. 3

Kicker

Rec-Yds-TD Long 2-12-0 6 1-7-0 7 -- DNP --- DNP -0-0-0 -0-0-0 -5-70-1 24 0-0-0 -4-67-1 18 2-49-1 38t 3-70-1 35t

COBB’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions ................... 6 @ Wagner (9/25/10) Yards .......................... 76 @ Wagner (9/25/10) Long .................... 40 vs. Monmouth (10/9/10) TD’s ............................... 2 @ Wagner (9/25/10) Career 100-Yard Games ................................. 0

Punter

#20 - GREG LANGER DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

Rec-Yds-TD Long 1-25-0 25 2-13-0 7 4-54-1 32 3-49-0 26 0-0-0 -3-37-0 19 1-6-0 6 0-0-0 -0-0-0 -1-13-0 13 2-30-0 17

#38 - TONY LaMANCUSA FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 2-2 1-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1

PAT Pts 1-2 1 1-1 1 0-1 6 2-3 5 6-6 9 2-2 5 3-3 9 1-1 7 3-3 6 2-2 5 1-1 4

Long --41 34 32 36 36 45 33 37 27

DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

No. 5 8 5 4 3 7 4 6 3 6 7

Yards 200 272 167 137 127 241 128 225 104 187 234

Avg. Long 40.0 48 34.0 46 33.4 42 34.2 39 42.3 49 34.4 47 32.0 41 37.5 44 34.7 46 31.2 38 33.4 43

I20 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0

Career-Long Field Goal ................................. 46 @ North Dakota State (11/27/10) Career-Long Punt ...................................................... 49 vs. Saint Francis (10/8/11) Career-High Field Goals ........................................................... 2 on three occasions Career-High Game Average ................................... 42.3 vs. Saint Francis (10/8/11)


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2011 Individual Game-By-Game Running Backs #5 - DEONTAE HOWARD

#23 - JUSTIN BROOKS

RUSHING RECEIVING Att-Yds-TD Long Rec-Yds-TD Long DAYTON -- DNP -@ Liberty -- DNP -@ Morgan State -- DNP -@ Monmouth 4-15-0 13 0-0-0 -SAINT FRANCIS 12-60-0 14 0-0-0 -@ Albany 18-49-0 13 1-9-0 9 BRYANT 16-62-0 13 0-0-0 -SACRED HEART 16-55-0 17 0-0-0 -@ C. Conn. State 15-86-0 23 1-7-0 7 WAGNER 16-34-1 10 0-0-0 -@ Duquesne 4-25-0 20 0-0-0 --

RUSHING RECEIVING Att-Yds-TD Long Rec-Yds-TD Long DAYTON 9-48-0 26 1-17-0 17 @ Liberty 22-86-0 11 0-0-0 -@ Morgan State 16-68-0 21 0-0-0 -@ Monmouth 18-18-1 9t 2-9-0 5 SAINT FRANCIS 7-17-0 5 0-0-0 -@ Albany 0-0-0 -- 0-0-0 -BRYANT 6-25-0 13 0-0-0 -SACRED HEART 3-12-0 7 0-0-0 -@ C. Conn. State -- DNP -WAGNER -- DNP -@ Duquesne -- DNP --

HOWARD’S CAREER HIGHS Rush / Receptions .... 18 @ Albany (10/15/11) ..................... 1 on two occasions Yards .................. 86 @ C. Conn. State (11/5/11) ................ 9 @ Albany (10/15/11) Long ................... 23 @ C. Conn. State (11/5/11) ................. 9 @ Albany (10/15/11) TD’s ........................ 1 vs. Wagner (11/12/11) ........................................................... 0 Career 100-Yard Games ............. 0 ........................................................................ 0

BROOKS’ CAREER HIGHS Rush / Receptions .... 22 @ Liberty (9/10/11) ............... 2 @ Monmouth (10/1/11) Yards ........................... 86 @ Liberty (9/10/11) .................. 17 vs. Dayton (9/3/11) Long ............................ 26 vs. Dayton (9/3/11) .................. 17 vs. Dayton (9/3/11) TD’s ...................... 1 @ Monmouth (10/1/11) ............................................ 0 Career 100-Yard Games ............. 0 ........................................................................ 0

#6 - JAMAR CROMWELL

#32 - NICK GROAT

DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

DAYTON @ Liberty @ Morgan State @ Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS @ Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART @ C. Conn. State WAGNER @ Duquesne

RUSHING RECEIVING Att-Yds-TD Long Rec-Yds-TD Long 4-14-1 5 0-0-0 -0-0-0 -- 0-0-0 -1-2-0 2 0-0-0 -1-2-0 2 0-0-0 -2-4-0 4 1-25-1 25t 2-5-0 3 0-0-0 -2-9-0 7 0-0-0 -1-(-1)-0 0 0-0-0 -1-3-0 3 0-0-0 -0-0-0 -- 0-0-0 -1-2-0 2 2-19-0 13

CROMWELL’S CAREER HIGHS Rush / Receptions .... 8 vs. Saint Francis (10/17/09) ..... 2 @ Duquesne (11/19/11) Yards ................... 34 @ Saint Francis (10/2/10) .................... 25 vs. SFU (10/8/11) Long .................... 34 @ Saint Francis (10/2/10) ................... 25 vs. SFU (10/8/11) TD’s .......................... 1 vs. Dayton (9/3/11) ................................ 1 vs. SFU (10/8/11) Career 100-Yard Games ............... 0 ...................................................................... 0

RUSHING Att-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-6-0 0-0-0 1-9-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-3-0 1-6-0 0-0-0

RECEIVING Long Rec-Yds-TD Long -- 0-0-0 --- 0-0-0 -6 1-8-0 8 -- 0-0-0 -9 1-9-0 9 -- 0-0-0 --- 0-0-0 --- 0-0-0 --- 0-0-0 -6 0-0-0 --- 0-0-0 --

GROAT’S CAREER HIGHS Rush / Receptions ... 2 @ Morgan State (9/17/11) .... 1 @ Morgan State (9/17/11) Yards ..................... 9 vs. Saint Francis (10/8/11) .................... 9 vs. SFU (10/8/11) Long ..................... 9 vs. Saint Francis (10/8/11) ..................... 9 vs. SFU (10/8/11) TD’s ............................................... 0 ........................................................................ 0 Career 100-Yard Games ............. 0 ......................................................................... 0

2011 Scoring Drives ROBERT MORRIS 90+ 80-89 70-79 Touchdowns 4 7 Field Goals

60-69 7 1

50-59 3 4

40-49 30-39 1 1 4

20-29 10-19 0-9 1 1 3

Total (Long) 25 (87) 12 (60)

OPPONENT 90+ 80-89 70-79 Touchdowns 6 5 Field Goals

60-69 8 2

50-59 7 2

40-49 3 3

20-29 2 1

Total (Long) 36 (85 x 2) 12 (69)

30-39 2 1

10-19 1 1

Robert Morris 2011 Century Club 100-Yard Rusher 100-Yard Receiver 300-Yard Passer Sinclair (110 vs. Saint Francis - 10/8/11) King (104 @ Monmouth - 10/1/11) None

0-9 2 2


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The Robert Morris Record Book Receiving Yards (Season)

Rushing Yards (Season) Name 1. Tim Hall 2. Myles Russ 3. Tim Hall 4. Myles Russ 5. Sam Dorsett

Yards 1,572 1,363 1,336 1,255 1,219

Avg. 6.6 5.8 8.7 5.8 5.6

Name 1. Tyjuan Massey 2. Tyjuan Massey 3. Sherrod Evers 4. Brent Hockenberry 5. J.T. Kirk

Year 1995 2010 1994 2008 2000

Yards 4,271 3,847 2,908 2,462 1,762

Att. 818 724 393 427 429

Avg. 5.2 5.3 7.4 5.8 4.1

NEC Rushing Yards (Career) Name 1. David Sinisi (Monmouth; 2006-09) 2. Rick Sarille (Wagner; 1996-99) 3. David McCarty (Albany; 2006-09) 4. Myles Russ (RMU; 2007 - 2010) 5. Sam Dorsett (RMU; 1999-2003)

Yards 5,049 4,460 4,287 4,271 3,847

Yards 2,601 2,206 2,110 2,066 1,925

PC-PA 187-361 144-291 152-267 157-270 142-267

TD 20 18 22 19 21

Year 2004 2008 2001 2006 2000

Yards 7,222 6,839 6,134 5,771 4,121

PC-PA 537-970 478-913 448-857 426-833 322-634

Avg./G 195.2 180.0 180.4 151.9 152.6

Pass Completions (Career) Name 1. Tim Levcik 2. Erik Cwalinski 3. Drew Geyer 4. Jake Newman 5. Jeff Sinclair

Comp. 537 478 448 426 322

TD 76 53 47 64 42

Years 1998-2001 2005-08 2002-05 1994-97 2009 -

NEC Passing Yards (Career) Name 1. Dale Fink (SHU; 2007-10 ) 2. Anthony Doria (SFU; 2003-06) 3. Brian Boland (MON; 2003-06) 4. Tim Levcik (RMU; 1998-2001) 5. Erik Cwalinski (RMU; 2005-08)

Name 1. Shadrae King 2. Sherrod Evers 3. Tyjuan Massey Shadrae King 5. Brent Hockenberry Tyjuan Massey

No. 51 47 43 43 39 39

TD 5 6 7 7 6 10

Year 2011 2009 2004 2010 2001 2005

Receiving Yards (Career) Name 1. Tyjuan Massey (2002-05) 2. Shadrae King (2008-11) 3. Fred Parker (1996-98) 4. Rupert Rickards (2002-05) 5. Sherrod Evers (2006-09)

Yards 2,119 1,698 1,495 1,435 1,408

Rec. 112 145 86 107 94

Name 1. Shadrae King (2008 - 2011) 2. Tyjuan Massey (2002-05) 3. Rupert Rickards (2002-05) 4. Sherrod Evers (2006-09) 5. Fred Parker (1996-98)

Rec. 145 112 107 94 86

TD 21 21 10 11 20

Tackles (Season)

Passing Yards (Career) Name 1. Tim Levcik (1998-2001) 2. Erik Cwalinski (2005-08) 3. Drew Geyer (2002-05) 4. Jake Newman (1994-97) 5. Jeff Sinclair (2009 - )

Year 2005 2004 2009 2001 1999

Receptions (Career)

Passing Yards (Season) Name 1. Drew Geyer 2. Erik Cwalinski 3. Tim Levcik 4. Erik Cwalinski 5. Tim Levcik

Avg./G 89.9 69.4 60.7 73.4 63.4

Receptions (Season)

Rushing Yards (Career) Name 1. Myles Russ (2007-10) 2. Sam Dorsett (1999-2003) 3. Tim Hall (1994-95) 4. Archie Wannamaker (1996-98) 5. Devin Wilson (2002-05)

Yards 899 763 668 661 634

Yards 8,803 8,544 7,812 7,222 6,839

Name 1. Alex DiMichele 2. James Noel 3. Chad Wengert 4. Alex DiMichele 5. Reggie Chambers James Noel

# 116 115 112 109 108 108

Solo 45 51 43 50 52 50

Year 2008 2004 2007 2009 2001 2002

Tackles (Career) Name # 1. James Noel (2002-05) 437 2. Alex DiMichele (2006-10) 330 3. Nate List (1994-97) 309 4. Reggie Chambers (1998-2001) 299 5. Michael Landers (2006-10) 277 6. John O’Connell (1995-98) 272 7. Brian Dunn (1994-97) 267 8. Chad Wengert (2004-07) 260 9. Jonathan LeDonne (2001-04) 256 10. Ray Thomas (1996-2000) 240

Solo 179 140 130 151 133 135 149 96 118 128

Note: Players bold in school records active for 2012 season


Robert Morris 2011 Football Robert Morris Combined Team Statistics (as of Aug 29, 2012) All games

* * * * * * * *

Date 09/03/11 09/10/11 09/17/11 10/01/11 10/08/11 10/15/11 10/22/11 10/29/11 11/05/11 11/12/11 11/19/11

Opponent DAYTON at #24 Liberty at Morgan State at Monmouth SAINT FRANCIS at Albany BRYANT SACRED HEART at Central Conn. State WAGNER at Duquesne att

Score 13-19 7-38 12-13 23-20 45-14 17-28 27-34 15-27 24-31 17-38 10-45

L L L W W L L L L L L

gain loss

Record: All games Conference Non-Conference

Rushing

gp

td

lg avg/g

HOWARD, Deontae BROOKS, Justin SINCLAIR, Jeff SANDERS, G. MITCHELL, Duane QUARLES,William CROMWELL, Jamar JETER, Donte GROAT, Nick DUVALL, Danny LAYMAN, Matt LaMANCUSA, Tony FORBES, Tyler TEAM Total Opponents

8 98 408 22 386 3.9 1 8 81 317 43 274 3.4 1 9 97 546 315 231 2.4 6 4 33 166 6 160 4.8 0 9 29 109 21 88 3.0 1 9 12 46 0 46 3.8 0 11 15 41 1 40 2.7 1 11 4 38 0 38 9.5 0 11 5 24 0 24 4.8 0 3 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 5 6 12 15 -3 -0.5 0 11 1 0 9 -9 -9.0 0 2 9 5 37 -32 -3.6 0 7 8 0 50 -50 -6.2 0 11 399 1713 519 1194 3.0 10 11 417 1936 250 1686 4.0 14

23 48.2 26 34.2 64 25.7 26 40.0 15 9.8 11 5.1 7 3.6 14 3.5 9 2.2 1 0.3 7 -0.6 0 -0.8 4 -16.0 0 -7.1 64 108.5 79 153.3

Passing

gp

effic comp-att-int

SINCLAIR, Jeff FORBES, Tyler LAYMAN, Matt Total Opponents

9 2 5 11 11

106.74 116-232-10 96.61 20-48-2 125.95 21-38-1 107.50 157-318-13 148.04 174-282-6

pct

yds

td

gp

yds

avg

td

lg avg/g

KING, Shadrae COLEMAN,Anthony COBB, Jamie JACKSON,Rickeem JETER, Donte EVANS, Paul CROMWELL, Jamar SMITH, Andrew QUARLES,William BROOKS, Justin GROAT, Nick PIRL, Quinton HOWARD, Deontae MONGELLUZZO, Vince Total Opponents

11 51 524 11 30 399 9 17 275 11 17 227 11 17 201 9 5 62 11 3 44 11 3 43 9 3 38 8 3 26 11 3 24 6 2 33 8 2 16 12 1 9 11 157 1921 11 174 2177

10.3 13.3 16.2 13.4 11.8 12.4 14.7 14.3 12.7 8.7 8.0 16.5 8.0 9.0 12.2 12.5

5 1 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 22

31 47.6 45 36.3 38 30.6 32 20.6 54 18.3 27 6.9 25 4.0 20 3.9 15 4.2 17 3.2 9 2.2 30 5.5 9 2.0 9 0.8 54 174.6 56 197.9

LANGER, Greg

fg

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-99

2-3

8-9

2-3

0-0

fg

LANGER, Greg SINCLAIR, Jeff KING, Shadrae COBB, Jamie CROMWELL, Jamar COLEMAN,Anthony BROOKS, Justin HOWARD, Deontae JETER, Donte MITCHELL, Duane JACKSON,Rickeem MONGELLUZZO, Vince EVANS, Paul TEAM Total Opponents

- 12-15 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 25 12-15 39 12-18

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

kick

22-25 22-25 37-38

0-1

-

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

OT

37 64

78 86

30 75

65 82

0 0

no.

TARR, Alex CHADWICK, Cameron SMITH, Antwan COOK, Mike COOPER, Kyle

pct. 01-19

td

152.6 141.5 53.0 174.6 197.9

Interceptions

12-15 80.0 0-0

Scoring

Score by Quarters Robert Morris Opponents

54 38 29 54 56

Overall 2-9 2-6 0-3

-

Total 210 307

Home 1-4 1-3 0-1

Team Statistics FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-AVG TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions

lg avg/g

50.0 1373 11 41.7 283 2 55.3 265 2 49.4 1921 15 61.7 2177 22

Receiving

Field Goals

no.

net avg

Att. 1981 15805 4782 2896 4384 5878 1932 1514 2125 2237 2410

2 1 1 1 1

Away 1-5 1-3 0-2

RMU 192 80 97 15 1194 399 3.0 108.5 10 1921 157-318-13 6.0 12.2 174.6 15 3115 4.3 283.2 51-1083 21-85 6-86 17-9 73-676 58-34.9 30:20 48/150 8/19 yds avg

39 39 0 0 8

19.5 39.0 0.0 0.0 8.0

Punting

no. yds avg

LaMANCUSA, Tony TEAM

58 2022 34.9 49 0 0 0.0 0

lg

OPP 189 81 94 14 1686 417 4.0 153.3 14 2177 174-282-6 7.7 12.5 197.9 22 3863 5.5 351.2 42-824 26-173 13-34 11-5 87-809 54-35.9 29:21 51/144 5/15

td

lg

0 0 0 0 0

39 39 0 0 8

tb

fc i20 50+ blk

2 12 0 0

lg blk

Punt Returns

no.

yds avg

td

lg

45

COLEMAN,Anthony PIRL, Quinton Total Opponents

20 1 21 26

85 0 85 173

4.2 0.0 4.0 6.7

0 0 0 0

30 0 30 30

Kick Returns

no.

yds avg

td

lg

COLEMAN,Anthony KING, Shadrae SMITH, Andrew COBB, Jamie GROAT, Nick Total Opponents

41 952 23.2 4 59 14.8 3 18 6.0 2 42 21.0 1 12 12.0 51 1083 21.2 42 824 19.6

0 0 0 0 0 0 1

49 16 12 24 12 49 88

kr

ir

pts

- 58 - 36 - 30 - 24 - 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 1 2 1 210 - 307

0

All Purpose

COLEMAN,Antho KING, Shadrae HOWARD, Deont Total Opponents

g

rush

rcv

pr

11 0 399 85 952 11 0 524 0 59 8 386 16 0 0 11 1194 1921 85 1083 11 1686 2177 173 824

6 0

0 0

0 1

total avg/g

0 1436 130.5 0 583 53.0 0 402 50.2 86 4369 397.2 34 4894 444.9

Total Offense

g plays

rush

SINCLAIR, Jeff HOWARD, Deontae BROOKS, Justin

9 8 8

231 1373 1604 178.2 386 0 386 48.2 274 0 274 34.2

329 98 81

pass

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0

total avg/g


Robert Morris 2011 Football Robert Morris Overall Team Statistics (as of Aug 29, 2012) All games Team Statistics SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net kick average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games Score by Quarters Robert Morris Opponents

1st 2nd

3rd

4th

OT

37 64

30 75

65 82

0 0

78 86

Total 210 307

RMU

OPP

210 19.1 192 80 97 15 1194 1713 519 399 3.0 108.5 10 1921 157-318-13 6.0 12.2 174.6 15 3115 717 4.3 283.2 51-1083 21-85 6-86 21.2 4.0 14.3 17-9 73-676 61.5 58-2022 34.9 31.2 46-2487 54.1 49.4 30:20 48/150 32% 8/19 42% 21-101 0 25 12-15 0-2 (26-33) 79% (16-33) 48% (22-25) 88% 12048 5/2410

307 27.9 189 81 94 14 1686 1936 250 417 4.0 153.3 14 2177 174-282-6 7.7 12.5 197.9 22 3863 699 5.5 351.2 42-824 26-173 13-34 19.6 6.7 2.6 11-5 87-809 73.5 54-1940 35.9 32.5 62-3456 55.7 36.3 29:21 51/144 35% 5/15 33% 42-342 0 39 12-18 0-0 (35-40) 88% (24-40) 60% (37-38) 97% 33896 6/5649 0/0


Robert Morris 2011 Football Robert Morris Overall Defensive Statistics (as of Aug 29, 2012) All games

# 36 34 44 91 52 53 35 33 56 3 95 11 93 30 76 55 73 96 41 25 9 19 18 24 31 99 42 51 17 20 40 59 7 14 62 69 TM 77 32 88

ua

Tackles a tot

Defensive Leaders

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CHADWICK, Cameron MYERS, D.J. COOPER, Kyle NEARHOOF, Nolan KREPPS, Jon MITCHELL, Steve TARR, Alex BANAS, Brad DOUGLASS,Andrew SMITH, Antwan THOMPKINS,Chris LOWRY, Eric MASON, Farren COOK, Mike SETTICASE,Chris CENTOFANTI,Mark MILLER, Sam NOLTON, Cory CAPERELLI, Anthony FAUGUE, Sanchez COBB, Jamie EDDIE, Antwan RIDGELEY, Ben COLLINS, Samuel JACKSON, C.J. SULLIVAN,Connor MIGNOGNA, Dan COOK, R.J. WASHINGTON, Z. LANGER, Greg ILKIN, Clay BENNETT, Zac KING, Shadrae SINCLAIR, Jeff MATRASCIA, T.J. RODGERS, Brad TEAM HOLDERMAN, A.J. GROAT, Nick DIGBY, Tyler Total Opponents

11 32 48 11 31 44 11 24 43 9 24 36 8 19 37 11 12 36 11 33 14 10 20 27 10 15 24 11 22 15 11 17 19 11 22 11 11 4 22 11 8 17 11 1 17 11 5 9 11 3 11 11 5 8 11 5 8 11 5 7 9 8 2 9 3 6 11 2 7 9 2 4 11 3 3 6 3 2 10 2 2 4 1 2 1 . 2 11 2 . 1 1 . 2 1 . 11 1 . 9 1 . 3 1 . 11 1 . 7 1 . 7 . 1 11 1 . 10 1 . 11 342 484 11 373 386

80 75 67 60 56 48 47 47 39 37 36 33 26 25 18 14 14 13 13 12 10 9 9 6 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 826 759

tfl/yds

Sacks no-yds

0.5-2 3.5-5 5.5-8 12.5-59 3.5-13 5.0-12 . 5.0-13 2.5-5 1.5-7 4.5-15 1.0-4 2.0-4 1.5-5 1.0-1 0.5-1 3.5-14 0.5-6 2.0-2 . . . . . . 1.0-2 . 1.0-1 . . . . . . 1.0-3 . . . . . 59-182 82-462

. . 1.0-1 7.5-47 0.5-5 2.5-7 . . . . 2.5-11 . 0.5-4 1.5-5 . . 2.5-13 1.5-6 . . . . . . . 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-101 42-342

Pass defense Fumbles blkd int-yds brup qbh rcv-yds ff kick

1-39 . 1-8 . . . 2-39 . . 1-0 . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-86 13-34

3 2 1 2 . . 4 3 1 5 2 . . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 27 48

. . . 3 1 . . 2 . . 1 . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 27

. . . 2-0 . . . 1-0 . . . 1-0 . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 9-70

. . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 7

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