2017 College Football Week Wraps Up:

St. Lawrence University Closes Season Falling to Brockport 28-7

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ST. LAWRENCE ENDS SEASON AT 2-8 AFTER LOSS TO BROCKPORT

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St. Lawrence’s Cameron Edwards (80) spins out for the first down, spearheading a drive that would result in the Saints' only score, just before the half. St. Lawrence fell to SUNY Brockport 28-7 in their final game of the season at Leckonby Stadium. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence’s Matt Cognetta (6) rushes to the outside set up the lone touchdown as the first-half horn sounded.

St. Lawrence University’s Austen Lauricella (22) jumps to receive make a first-down catch.  After trailing 21-7 at the half, Buffalo State shutout the Saints in the second half and rallied to beat the Saints 24-21.  (Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence University’s Jack Buis (20) rushes for the first down to bring the ball into Buffalo State territory.

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October 14: The St. Lawrence University football team led Buffalo State for almost the entire game, but Bengals' quarterback Kyle Hoppy scored on a 20-yard fourth-down scramble with 1:15 to play to lead his team to a 24-21 win over the Saints in a non-league game at Leckonby Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Rodrick Payne scored on 41- and 10-yard runs in the first quarter, and after Hoppy completed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Antoine Holloman, St. Lawrence rookie quarterback Aaron Ruthman, starting in place of injured senior Sean Richardson, found Travis Marnell in the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown pass as time expired in the first half for a 21-7 halftime lead. Justin Simoncelli hit a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter to cut the lead to 11. Hoppy found Ricky Bailey for a 32-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter, then found Holloman for a two-point conversion to cut the lead to three. Ruthman finished the game 14-for-23 passing for 192 yards, while Payne had 99 rushing yards on 21 carries to lead the Saints on the ground. Marnell had seven receptions for 87 yards to lead St. Lawrence's receiving corps, while Vincenzo Ferraro made four catches for 57 yards. Hoppy was 20-for-39 passing for 243 yards. St. Lawrence's defense held the Bengals to 83 total rushing yards, with Holloman leading the team with 37 yards on 14 carries. Bailey had eight receptions for 93 yards, while Stephen Johnson led Buffalo State with 95 receiving yards on four catches. Skyler Williamson led the Saints' defense with 15 tackles, including eight solo stops, one sack and four tackles for a loss. Charlie Maistrellis added eight tackles for the Saints, while Dan Jeffrey had six tackles and broke up four passes.  Justin Pender had eight tackles with a sack, 1.5 tackles for a loss and one pass breakup for the Bengals, who improved to 4-2 on the season. St. Lawrence, now 1-5 on the year, returns to Liberty League play next Saturday, hosting the University of Rochester at 1 p.m. at Leckonby Stadium.



St. Lawrence University quarterback Sean Richardson (8) bursts through the Ithaca defense to earn the first down in the Blue Bombers' red zone midway through the first quarter.
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September 9: Rodrick Payne rushed for 177 yards on 20 carries and Sean Richardson threw two touchdown passes to lead the St. Lawrence University football team to a 17-10 Hoffman Cup victory over Norwich University on Saturday afternoon in Norwich, Vermont. With the win, the Saints improved to 1-1, while Norwich fell to 0-2 on the year. "Winning isn't easy," said head coach Dan Puckhaber. "The team came out and battled with a tough Norwich squad that is always tough to play. Rod Payne, the defense forcing two turnovers, and Skyler Williamson were the difference today in two evenly matched teams."  Payne, who had eight carries for 103 yards in the second half, was named St. Lawrence's Most Valuable Player in the game, while Connor Bourque was the Cadets' MVP with 134 rushing yards and one touchdown on 13 carries. Bourque got the Cadets on the scoreboard first, scoring on a 48-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. The Saints responded early in the second quarter, with Richardson finding Cameron Edwards on the right and Edwards scampering down the sideline for a 17-yard score to tie the game. The Saints had a short field to start the 24-yard drive, thanks to a fumble recovery by Brendan Donahoe. Richardson found Marnell for two big passes on a scoring drive late in the first half, converting a third-and-nine with a 20-yard play before capping the drive with a 15-yard scoring connection with 51 seconds remaining in the second quarter to lift St. Lawrence to a 14-7 lead. Donahoe again came up with a big defensive play as the half expired, intercepting Norwich quarterback Phillippe Bazinet's long pass down the field to preserve the Saints' halftime lead. Bourque once again broke free for a long on the Cadets' second drive of the third quarter, running 61 yards down the left sideline, but Donahoe made a touchdown-saving tackle at the Saints' 14-yard line. The Saints prevented Norwich from advancing the ball any further, as the Cadets were forced to settle for a 24-yard field goal by Clyde Tamburro. The Saints restored the seven-point lead on the last play of the third quarter, as Daly Hebert capped a 13-play drive with a 21-yard field goal. Norwich had two chances to tie the score in the fourth quarter, but stalled out on the Saints' 34-yard line on their first drive and near midfield on the second. St. Lawrence closed out the game with a 12-play drive that started with 5:32 left on the game clock, finishing the game in the victory formation inside Norwich's 20-yard line. Payne had four carries for 72 yards on the final drive for the Saints. Richardson was 17-for-31 for 167 yards passing, with Vincenzo Ferraro making eight catches for 56 yards. Marnell had three receptions for 54 yards, while Edwards made three catches for 38 yards.  Donahoe led the Saints defense with 11 tackles, a fumble recovery, an interception and one tackle for a loss, while Skyler Williamson made 10 stops for the Saints. The Saints defense held Bazinet to 4-for-10 passing for 21 yards. St. Lawrence has allowed just 13 completed passes this season. The Saints will play their first home game of the season next weekend, hosting Ithaca on Homecoming Weekend on Saturday at 1 p.m. "It feels great getting that first win of the year, but it is short lived because we have our league opener next week and that is our focus," said Puckhaber.


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clarkson upsets vermont university in 28-21 victory

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Clarkson running back Taylor Richardson (20) from Ogdensburg N.Y. breaks away from the University of Vermont defender and dashes towards the Catamounts' end zone midway through the fourth quarter. The Golden Knights held off a late comeback attempt to capture the 28-21 victory over University of Vermont. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Clarkson’s Ethan Gray (7) runs the ball 15 yards for a touchdown to boost the Knights' lead to 29-0 in the third quarter.  Clarkson spoiled SUNY Canton's debut as a club team 44-0.  (Samuel Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

A SUNY Canton defender picks off a pass to prevent a 25-yard completion early in the third quarter.

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September 2: The St. Lawrence University football team fell behind Utica College 20-0 in the first three quarters of their season opener on Saturday night in Utica and were unable to recover, ultimately falling to the Pioneers by a 20-7 score in both team's season opener. While the Saints' defense held Utica's passing game in check, Nicodemus Gambill scored two rushing touchdowns, totaling 161 yards on 16 carries, to lead Utica to the win. Gambill scored on a 59-yard run with 27 seconds to play in the first half, then added a 39-yard touchdown with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter. Gambill's first touchdown came one play after the Saints were assessed a roughing-the-kicker penalty on a Utica punt. Senior quarterback Sean Richardson scored the Saints' lone touchdown on a three-yard run with 6:17 remaining in the game. The Saints opened the game with a promising drive, going 62 yards in 10 plays, but came up empty after a field goal attempt hit the left upright. Later in the first quarter, Utica's Antonio Scala scored the first points of the game, recovering a bad snap in the end zone two plays after the Pioneers had pinned the Saints deep in their own territory on a punt by Maki Medici. The Saints' lone score of the game capped an 11-play, 94-yard drive in which Rodrick Payne, Jack Buis and Richardson rushed for positive yardage, and Richardson completed passes to four different receivers — Travis Marnell, John Maye, Payne and Jamal Williams. While time appeared to be running out for the Saints, the defense came up with a big three-and-out stop to give the offense the ball with 4:43 to play. Richardson drove the ball 54 yards down the field, with the biggest play coming on a 31-yard quarterback keeper, but the drive eventually stalled on the Pioneers' 20-yard line, as the Saints turned the ball over on downs. "Sometimes the final score doesn't tell the true story of what happened in a game," said head coach Dan Puckhaber. "Today, it did. We played hard for a full 60 minutes but Utica took advantage of our mistakes." Richardson finished the day 18-for-43 with 155 passing yards, while Payne led the Saints' rushing attack with 48 yards on 13 carries. Marnell netted 41 yards on two catches, while Vincenzo Ferraro caught seven passes for 36 yards. Skyler Williamson led the Saints' defense with 13 tackles, including 12 solo stops, while Redden had seven tackles to go along with his blocked extra point. Tyler Mirabile had a blocked field goal for the Saints, stopping Medici's 30-yard attempt halfway through the second quarter. The Saints held Utica quarterback Peyton Miller to 54 passing yards, as he completed just 9-of-28 passes. St. Lawrence had 18 first downs, while Utica had just 11, but the Pioneers took advantage of a +4 turnover ratio to earn the win. "When you play a talented team like Utica, turnovers and special teams are going to be the differnce," said Puckhaber. "We did not win either of those categories tonight.  The team fought hard until the last second and is hungry to get back to practice to get ready for Norwich and bring the Hoffman Cup back to St. Lawrence." The Hoffman Cup will be held in Norwich, Vermont, next Saturday.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

SUNY Brockport 28, St. Lawrence University 7

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017

Hobart 34, St. Lawrence University 7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

RPI  21, St. Lawrence University 17

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

St. Lawrence University 36, Univ. of Rochester 14
Clarkson 28, University of Vermont 21

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

Buffalo State 24, St. Lawrence University 21
Western Connecticut 39, Clarkson 0

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Union 30, St. Lawrence University 6

 

FRI.-SAT., SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2017

Sacred Heart 25, Clarkson 0
Western New England 27, St. Lawrence 24 (OT)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Ithaca 24, St. Lawrence University 13
Clarkson 44, SUNY Canton 0

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Hoffman Cup Game
St. Lawrence University 17, Norwich 10

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Utica 20, St. Lawrence University 7

 

End of 2016 College Football Season

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016

St. Lawrence University 28, WPI 21

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016

Hobart 34, St. Lawrence University 18

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

St. Lawrence University 26, Union 14

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

Hoffman Cup Game
St. Lawrence University 8, Merchant Marine 0

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

Southwestern Connecticut 28, Clarkson 8

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016

St. Lawrence University 48, Rochester 13

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

St. Lawrence University 42, Springfield 14

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

St. Lawrence University 20, RPI  14

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

St. Lawrence University 38, Endicott 0

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

St. Lawrence University 52, Norwich 0

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

St. Lawrence University 28, SUNY Morrisville 0

 

End of 2015 College Football Season

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015

NCAA Opening Round
Mount Union 55, St. Lawrence University 23

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015

Hoffman Cup Game
St. Lawrence University 21, Merchant Marine 14

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015

Hobart 19, St. Lawrence University 17

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015

St. Lawrence University 42, WPI 21

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015

St. Lawrence University 38, Springfield 21

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015

St. Lawrence University 24, RPI 21

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

St. Lawrence University 20, Univ. of Rochester 0

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

St. Lawrence University 42, Union 23

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

St. Lawrence University 34, Endicott 9

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015

St. Lawrence University 42, Norwich 28

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

SUNY Morrisville 28, St. Lawrence University 20

 

End of 2014 College Football Season

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014

St. Lawrence University 42, Merchant Marine 13

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Hobart 29, St. Lawrence University 27

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014

St. Lawrence University 20, WPI 7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

St. Lawrence University 21, Springfield 7

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

St. Lawrence University 24, RPI 10

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014

St. Lawrence 31, University of Rochester 6

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

St. Lawrence University 28, Union 20