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Cardinal Football eNewsletter 2011 Season / Volume 6

Field Goal Clinches Win in Overtime Thriller In a high-scoring game that featured explosive offensive plays by both teams, it was the SVSU defense that stepped up and made a play when it counted most. In the first possession of overtime in Saturday’s game, junior linebacker Grant Caserta stepped in front of Michigan Tech quarterback Tyler Scarlett’s third-down pass for the team’s first interception of the year. “I was dropping back in my seam and saw the quarterback looking out to the slot,” Caserta said. “He threw it out there, and I just reached out and grabbed it.” Caserta’s interception gave the SVSU offense a chance to win the game, and, six plays later, freshman kicker Scott Stanford kicked his third field goal of the day to clinch the 44-41 win over a division rival that was ranked by D2football.com as the number 21 team in the nation. “We pulled out a big win,” said sophomore quarterback Jonathon Jennings. “It was really satisfying to make that long drive and end up with a victory.” The 44 points scored by SVSU is a season high for the team and a season high in points allowed for the Huskies, whose highly touted defense was ranked seventh in the nation coming into the game, allowing only 260 yards per contest. Sophomore quarterback Jonathon Jennings led the Cardinals to 467 total yards on the day against the Huskies, and after coming into the game tied for the lead in the GLIAC North with Michigan Tech, the Cardinals regained their place at the top of the division. SVSU got out to a hot start offensively, putting up 24 points in the first half on a Michigan Tech defense that had allowed only 32 points in the first half all season. Jennings finished with 327 yards and four touchdowns through the air on 19 for 27 passing. He also added 38 yards and a touchdown on the ground. “We have so many weapons on offense,” Jennings said. “We really just exploited all types of holes in the defense.” Jennings hit seven different receivers in the game and was successful with the long ball, as two of his touchdown passes, a 49-yarder to


junior tight end Zach Cecich and a 70-yarder to sophomore wide receiver Jeff Janis, went for more than 45 yards. “The deep ball was a big part of our game because they tried to shut down the run,” Jennings said. “Jeff Janis is a great target because you really can’t out-throw him; he’s so fast and so strong and he always manages to get into the endzone. Zach Cecich is a big target as well. “Big plays are a big key to the game.” Senior wideout Nick Gallina also had another good game, leading the Cardinals receiving corps with 84 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals led 31-21 going into the fourth quarter, but the Huskies put up 20 points in 15 minutes to force overtime. With 28 seconds remaining in the game, Stanford capped off a 77-yard drive with his second field goal of the night, putting SVSU up 41-38 and ostensibly sealing the victory. But in a game that featured more than its share of plot twists and theatrics, Michigan Tech answered back right away on a 42-yard pass play. The SVSU defense was able to hold them to the field goal that sent the game into overtime. “We gave up a lot of yards and a lot points, but toward the end of the game, when we needed a couple of stops, we got them,” Caserta said. With the win, SVSU improves to 4-1 overall and in the GLIAC; Michigan Tech falls to 42 overall, 3-2 in the GLIAC. The Cardinals are back in action Saturday, Oct. 15, at Indianapolis for a 6 p.m. kickoff. Source: http://www.valleyvanguardonline.com/?p=514

Cardinals Rush the Field

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Recap of Week #6: Michigan Tech SVSU vs. Michigan Tech Cardinals 44 Huskies 41 Box Score Saginaw Valley Michigan Tech

Q1 7 0

Q2 17 14

Q3 7 7

Q4 10 20

OT 3 0

Final 44 41

Scoring Summary: Prd

Time

Scoring Summary

SV-MT

Saginaw Valley - J. Jennings 2 yd run. (Scott Stanford kick is good). 1

11:29

Drive: 8 plays, 60 yards in 3:31.

7-0

Saginaw Valley - Nick Gallina 2 yd pass from J. Jennings. (Scott Stanford kick is good). 2

10:57

Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards in 5:09.

14 - 0

Saginaw Valley - Zach Cecich 9 yd pass from J. Jennings. (Scott Stanford kick is good). 2

6:12

Drive: 4 plays, 47 yards in 1:33. Michigan Tech - B. Lachapelle 30 yd pass from Tyler Scarlett. (Garrett Mead kick is good).

21 - 0

2

4:03

Drive: 5 plays, 79 yards in 2:02.

21 - 7

2

0:53

Saginaw Valley - Scott Stanford 45 yd field goal.

24 - 7

Michigan Tech - Pat Carroll 33 yd pass from Tyler Scarlett. (Garrett Mead kick is good). 2

0:14

Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards in 0:39.

24 - 14

3

1:14

Michigan Tech - Punt blocked, returned 7 by Steve Worthy for TD. (Garrett Mead kick is good).

24 - 21

Frankie Roller (MGR, SR, son of Frank and Kristie) loosens up with the team before the game.

Saginaw Valley - Jeff Janis 70 yd pass from J. Jennings. (Scott Stanford kick is good). 3

0:58

Drive: 1 plays, 70 yards in 0:11.

31 - 21

Michigan Tech - Akeem Cason 52 yd run. (Garrett Mead kick is good). 4

14:50

Drive: 3 plays, 72 yards in 1:02.

31 - 28

Cardinal Captains

Saginaw Valley - Zach Cecich 49 yd pass from J. Jennings. (Scott Stanford kick is good). 4

13:09

Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards in 1:41.

38 - 28

Michigan Tech - Tyler Scarlett 2 yd run. (Garrett Mead kick is good). 4

8:32

Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards in 4:26.

38 - 35

4

1:59

Michigan Tech - Garrett Mead 28 yd field goal.

38 - 38

4

0:28

Saginaw Valley - Scott Stanford 20 yd field goal.

41 - 38

4

0:00

Michigan Tech - Garrett Mead 25 yd field goal.

41 - 41

OT

15:00

Saginaw Valley - Scott Stanford 23 yd field goal.

44 - 41

Jeff Heath (DB, JR, #5, son of Mike and Dianne), Brandon Hayes (RB, SR, #6, son of Clark and Kerry), and Nick Winkler (OL, SR, #64, son of Rudy and Bo) get ready for the coin toss before the game.

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Team Statistics: Saginaw Valley 22 12 7 3 42% (5 of 12) 0% (0 of 0) 327 19-27 12.1 1 for 3 0 140 39 3.6 4 for 82 20.5 59 1 for 17 3 for 42 1 for 0 1 for 7 1-0 1 for 4 1 for 0 25:34:00

Statistics FIRST DOWNS Passing Rushing Penalty THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts Net yards per pass play Sacked:Number-Yards Had intercepted NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average gain per rush PUNTS: Number-Yards Average TOTAL RETURN YARDS Punt Returns:No-Yards Kickof Returns:No-Yards Int. Returns:No-Yards PENALTIES: #-Yards FUMBLES: #-Lost SACKS: #-Yards INTERCEPTIONS: #-Yards TIME OF POSSESSION

Michigan Tech 27 17 9 1 57% (8 of 14) 0% (0 of 2) 381 27-39 9.8 1 for 4 1 171 36 4.8 1 for 46 46 198 1 for 40 5 for 158 0 for 0 5 for 44 1-1 1 for 3 0 for 0 34:26:00

Grant Caserta (LB, JR, #47, son of Jim and Deb) made a game winning interception on defense.

Individual Statistics: Passing J. Jennings

CP-AT 19-27

YDS 327

TD 4

INT 0

Rushing Ronnie Lark J. Jennings Tim Hogue Nick Gallina Brandon Hayes Team

ATT 16 11 8 2 1 1

YDS 50 38 28 21 4 -1

AVG 3.1 3.5 3.5 10.5 4 -1

LG 11 10 12 12 4 0

Kicking Scott Stanford

FG 3-3

LG 45

XP 5-5

PTS 14

Punting Alec Smith Team

NO 3 1

YDS 82 0

AVG 27.3 0

LG 45 0

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0

TB 0 0

Jonathon Jennings (QB, SO, #11, son of Calvin and Brenda) gets ready to take the field against the Huskies.

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Receiving Nick Gallina Jeff Janis Zach Cecich Tim Hogue Mike Peterson Ronnie Lark Mark Thrash

NO 7 2 3 1 3 2 1

YDS 84 77 64 59 31 8 4

AVG 12 38.5 21.3 59 10.3 4 4

LG 25 70 49 59 21 7 4

TD 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

Kickoffs Scott Stanford

NO 8

YDS 534

AVG 66.8

TB 3

OB 0

Kickoff Returns Tim Hogue Vai Peko

NO 2 1

YDS 32 10

AVG 16 10

LG 18 10

TD 0 0

Punt Returns Vai Peko

NO 1

YDS 17

AVG 17

LG 17

TD 0

Interceptions Grant Caserta

NO 1

YDS 0

AVG 0

LG 0

TD 0

Fumbles J. Jennings

NO 1

LOST 0

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Defensive Statistics SacksTFLSaginaw Valley Solo Ast Total Yds Yds # 4 DeAngelo Parris 6 3 9 1.5 - 12 20 D. Middlebrooks 3 6 9 0.5 - 0 41 Brian Johnson 4 5 9 26 Major Metcalf 7 1 8 6-Jan 47 Grant Caserta 7 0 7 5 Jeff Heath 6 0 6 8 B. Williams 1 4 5 0.5 - 2 4-Jan 10 Noah Sumpter 3 1 4 42 Adrian Baker 3 1 4 37 Rodney Gallon 2 1 3 58 Paul Webb 0 3 3 0.5 - 2 0.5 - 2 94 Nate Snyder 3 0 3 52 Jordan Maccoux 1 1 2 98 Ryan Busch 1 1 2 1.5 - 2 19 Vai Peko 0 1 1 27 Dex Teen 1 0 1 38 Scott Stanford 0 1 1 44 Esham Farha 0 1 1 TOTALS 48 30 78 1-4 6-26 http://athletics.svsu.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/boxscores/20111008_znsj.xml

FF / FR 0/1

1/0

1/1

Int-Yds 1-0 1-0

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1

1

2

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GLIAC Standings GLIAC North Division Standings Conf All School Games Games Saginaw Valley 4-1 4-1 Ferris State 3-2 4-2 Indianapolis 3-2 4-2 Michigan Tech 3-2 4-2 Grand Valley 2-3 3-3 Northern Mich. 2-3 3-3 Northwood 0-5 1-5

GLIAC South Division Standings Conf All School Games Games Wayne State 5-0 5-0 Ashland 4-1 4-2 Hillsdale 4-1 4-2 Findlay 3-2 3-3 Ohio Dominican 2-3 3-3 Lake Erie 0-5 1-5 Tiffin 0-5 0-6

GLIAC Scoreboard – October 8th

GLIAC Schedule – October 15th

Saginaw Valley 44, Michigan Tech 41 1OT Wayne State 45, Lake Erie 24 Indianapolis 38, Northwood 7 Findlay 43, Ferris 35 Grand Valley 42, Northern Michigan 7 Ohio Dominican 43, Hillsdale 42 Ashland 70, Tiffin 13

Saginaw Valley at Indianapolis Hillsdale at Michigan Tech Northwood at Tiffin Wayne State at Ashland Northern Michigan at Ferris State Ohio Dominican at Findlay Grand Valley at Lake Erie

Jennings and Stanford Named GLIAC Players of the Week

Source: http://www.gliac.org/sports/fball/2011-12/releases/fball_potw_wk_06

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Photo Recap of the Michigan Tech Game <<<Isaac Zimmer (DB, JR, #24, son of Rick and Renee) gets ready on special teams defense.

>>>David Pardun (RB, JR, #31, son of Dave and Robyn) looks for the play call.

<<<Zach Cecich (TE, JR, #89, son of David and Elizabeth) waits for the snap. Pictured below is Mike Peterson (WR, SR, #9, son of Matt and Mary Ann) and Scott Stanford (K, FR, #38, son of Steve and Kris); The kick is good!

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Nick Gallina (WR, SR, #17, son of Paul Webb (DL, SR, #58, son of David and Dave and MaryAnn) runs wild. Vicki) looks for the play call on defense. <<<Kevin Dexter (OL, JR, #71, son of Mike and Cindy) takes a rest. <<<Brandon Williams (DE, SR, #8, son of Karen) makes the tackle on defense.

>>>Michael Albrecht (WR, SO, #3, son of Steve and Ellen) lines up the play.

<<<Blocked Kick! Go Cards! 8


Upcoming Game of the Week: Univ. of Indianapolis Saginaw Valley State University

Cardinals 2010 Ranking: Not Ranked

vs.

Indianapolis

Greyhounds 2010 Ranking: Not Ranked

2011 Record: 4-1-0 2011 Record: 4-2-0 2010 Record: 4-7-0 2010 Record: 6-5-0 Conference: GLIAC Conference: GLIAC Head Coach: Jim Collins Head Coach: Bob Bartolomeo 2009 Game Score: SVSU 24, Indianapolis 20 (October 16, 2010) SVSU holds a 22-7-0 all time record against Indianapolis Lou’s Prediction: SVSU 63 – Indianapolis 35; Lou says “The offense will be unstoppable in the Cardinal’s victory.” (By Lou Toarmina - father of Frank Toarmina, OL, SR, #60).

Driving Directions to Indianapolis “Every Game is a Home Game” Support the Cardinal Football team on the road! October 15th at Indianapolis Stadium: Key Stadium, 1400 E Hanna St., Indianapolis, IN 46227 Driving Directions Take I-75 South Take Exit 117 to I-69 W toward Lansing Merge onto I-69 S via Exit 97 toward Ft. Wayne – will take you into Indiana Merge onto I-465 S / IN-37 S via Exit 0 Merge onto I-65 N via Exit 53A toward Indianapolis Take the Keystone Ave exit – Exit 107 Turn Left onto S Keystone Ave Turn Right onto E Hanna Ave Turn Right onto S State Ave Parking for Key Stadium on S State Ave just off E Hanna Ave Hotel Info Embassy Suites Indianapolis – North (SVSU Football team is staying here) 3912 Vincennes Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 (317) 872-7700 $129.00 and up (call for details) 9


Super 8 Downtown South (Located 1.1 miles from University of Indianapolis) 450 Bixler Road Indianapolis, IN 46227 (317) 788-0811 $50.00 for standard room Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis-So(Airport Area) (Located 1.4 miles from University of Indianapolis) 5151 South East Street Indianapolis, IN 46227 (317) 783-5151 Mention University Of Indy for discounted rates (if applicable) $90.00 for 2 queen beds or 1 king bed Complimentary breakfast Comfort Inn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; South (Parent Club is staying here the night of the game) 5040 South East Street (located 1.5 miles from University of Indianapolis) Indianapolis, IN 46227 (317) 783-6711 $54.00 for standard room $75.00 for suite / upgraded room Published from the 2011 Official SVSU Travel Guide

Mark Your Calendars: Ashland at Saginaw Valley The Game is on Thursday, October 20th at 8:00 PM Nationally Televised on CBS Sports Network & FSN Detroit and Streamed Live on NCAA.com (Check your local TV listings for the channel number in your area)

Home Game Ticket Information Need tickets for any upcoming home game? Advance tickets can be purchased now. Adult tickets are $10.00 and children's tickets are $5.00. Children under the age of two are free. Simply call SVSU Athletics at (989) 964-7306 and ask for Shelly Reminder.

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Did You Know…  Send us your ideas for our Equipment Purchase for the 2011 Season. o For 2009 we purchased a Jugs Passing Machine for the team! o For 2010 we purchased a Panasonic HVX200A DVCPRO HD P2 Camera  Jersey and Window Decal Fundraiser: Wendy LaCourt (mom of Wes LaCourt, OL, SO, #70) did a fantastic job! She single-handedly sold 48 jerseys and 39 window decals. If you filled an order they will be available for pick-up at our next home game (Thursday, October 20th vs. Ashland). Thanks a ton Wendy!  Get ready to pre-order your limited edition coffee table version of the eNewsletter 2011 Season Bound Edition. This is a “must-have” for any Cardinal football fan! We will begin taking pre-orders soon! More to come soon.

GET PHOTOS OF YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER & DONATE TO THE PARENT CLUB!! Please direct your attention to the link on our website for SCHOELLES PHOTOGRAPHY Paul and Lynda Schoelles (grandparents of Michael Albrecht, WR, SO, #3) have graciously offered their expert skills in photographing the SVSU Cardinals in action. Their professional photos of your players can be found on the link on the Parent Club website homepage (SVSUParentsClub.com). These photos are for purchase and ALL PROCEEDS go directly to the Parent Club for this years equipment purchase to be donated at the banquet at the end of the 2011 season. SO BUY THOSE PHOTOS OF YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER & DONATE TO THE PARENT CLUB AT THE SAME TIME!

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