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Football set for road matchup with No. 9 Towson

UAlbany Sports Information   10-09-2019

ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany football team is seeking its third straight win over a Top 10 opponent when it faces Towson on Saturday, Oct. 12, in a CAA road game. Kickoff at Johnny Unitas Stadium is at 4 p.m.

 

Game Info

Saturday, Oct. 12, at Towson (4 p.m.)

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Leading the Pack

  • UAlbany (3-3, 1-1 CAA) has won its past two games against Top 10 opponents, both at Casey Stadium. The Great Danes defeated No. 7 Villanova, 19-10 (OT), in 2017, and No. 10 Stony Brook, 25-23, in the 2018 season finale.
  • Jeff Undercuffler threw three more touchdown passes against Richmond, bringing his season total to 18. He ranks second nationally and first in the CAA in that statistical category. He also has thrown for at least 200 yards in each of the past four games.
  • Receivers Jerah Reeves (115 yards) and Juwan Green (109) both are coming off 100-yard performances.
  • The UAlbany defense had a season-high 11.0 TFLs against Richmond.
  • Eli Mencer 4.5 sacks, 9.5 TFLs, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown. 

 

Scouting Towson

  • Towson (3-2, 1-1 CAA) is coming off a bye week. The Tigers last played Sept. 28 at Florida, of the SEC, and lost 38-0.
  • In its two CAA contests, Towson has beaten Maine (45-23) and lost to Villanova (52-45, OT).
  • The Tigers are led by CAA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Tom Flacco, who averages 249.8 yards per game through the air. His favorite target is receiver Shane Leatherbury, who’s averaging 72.8 receiving yards and has three touchdown catches.
  • Towson was picked to finish second in the league in the preseason poll.

 

On the offensive

UAlbany averages 32.7 points per game, the third most in the CAA. The offense has been led by QB Jeff Undercuffler, whose 18 TD passes rank second nationally and first in the league; Karl Mofor, who averages 89.2 yards per game, the second most in the CAA; and Juwan Green, who averages 91.4 receiving yards per game and has eight TD catches. 

 

Go for it!

UAlbany has converted 10 of its 15 fourth-down attempts this season.

 

Spreading the wealth

UAlbany has four players with at least 12 catches this season: Juwan Green (38), Jerah Reeves (36), Karl Mofor (18) and Donovan McDonald (12). 

 

Dynamic defense

UAlbany’s defense has forced 14 turnovers (eight fumble recoveries, six interceptions) and scored twice. In the opener at Central Michigan, Eli Mencer had a strip sack, fumble return for touchdown, and against Bryant, Jarren Williams hauled in a deflected pass and ran 63 yards for a Pick 6. UAlbany already has forced 13 fumbles.

 

When it counts

UAlbany has been at its best late in games this season, outscoring opponents 62-24 in the fourth quarter.

 

Next

UAlbany is back home Saturday, Oct. 19, for its Homecoming game against Rhode Island. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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