Published October 05. 2013 4:00AM
When: Today, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Cadet Memorial Field, New London.
Records: Western New England 2-1 overall, 1-0 New England Football Conference; Coast Guard 1-3, 1-0.
Last week: WNEC defeated Maine Maritime 59-0; Coast Guard defeated Nichols 37-20.
Players to watch: WNEC, QB John Krafick (44-for-75, 442 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT; RB Kevin Cook (50 carries, 258 yards, 3 TD; RB Terrence N'Dabian (9 carries, 177 yards, 2 TD); WR Adam Dunne (12 catches, 123 yards, 1 TD); WR Andrew Walz (6 catchess, 119 yards, 2 TD); LB Nathan Fleming (27 tackles).
Coast Guard, QB Derek Victory (31-for-51, 311 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT); RB Jake Wawrzyniak (65 carries, 226 yards; 13 catches, 74 yards); WR Nick Fredericksen (15 catches, 116 yards); WR Collis Brown (13 catches, 231 yards, 2 TD); LB Nick Phillips (41 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries); DB James Rizzardi (39 tackles, 2 INT).
Analysis: Coast Guard, playing its third straight home game, is coming off its first win, a game that featured the successful debut of Victory at quarterback. ... Victory (261 passing yards, two TDs against Nichols) and the CGA offense will have to be at its best today because Western New England is the NEFC's top scoring offense, averaging 35.3 points per game, while rushing for 305 yards per game. The Golden Bears are coming off a record-setting performance against Maine Maritime, breaking four single-game school records in the 59-0 win, including total yards (740) and rushing yards (580). ... Walz, a junior from Fitch, is one of WNEC's top receivers. ... this is the first meeting between the two teams and Coast Guard coach Bill George is just one win shy of tying John Merriman for the most wins (48 from 1930-45) in program history.
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