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College football: Coast Guard at Salve Regina

Published November 09. 2013 4:00AM

When: Today, noon

Where: Gaudet Field, Newport, R.I.

Records: Coast Guard 3-5 overall, 3-2 New England Football Conference; Salve Regina 6-2, 5-0.

Last week: Coast Guard had a bye; Salve Regina defeated Maine Maritime 42-8.

Players to watch: Coast Guard, QB Derek Victory (137-for-229, 1,313 yards, 8 TD, 8, INT); RB Jake Wawrzyniak (115 carries, 369 yards; 31 catches, 131 yards); WR Collis Brown (51 catches, 787 yards, 5 TD); WR Nick Fredericksen (37 catches, 309 yards, 1 TD); DE Aaron Black (73 tackles, 42 solo); SS Joe Rizzardi (72 tackles, 53 solo, 5.5 TFL); PK Tyler Henning (11-for-13 FG, 22-for-23 PAT).

Salve Regina, QB Steve Wilken (133-for-256, 1,783 yards, 18 TD, 12 INT); RB Richie Edwards (110 carries, 635 yards, 3 TD); RB Dan Buonocore (94 carries, 378 yards, 4 TD; 39 catches, 456 yards, 4 TD); WR Matthew Traynor (36 catches, 688 yards, 8 TD); LB Danny Ives (67 tackles, 37 solo, 4.5 TFL); DL Hayden Stanton (45 tackles, 13 TFL, 7.5 sacks).

Outlook: This will be the first meeting between the two schools since 2001 (a 17-14 Salve victory), and the Seahawks will try keep their momentum heading into next week's game against Endicott, which will decide the NEFC title and send the winner into the NCAA Division III playoffs. Coast Guard will have its hands full against a Salve defense which is No. 1 in the conference, leading the NEFC in points allowed (17.0), total yards (287.9), passing yards (141.4), rushing yards (146.5) and sacks (19). Coast Guard is coming off a bye week and can finish .500 by winning its final two games (the Bears host MIT in the season-finale on Nov. 16).

- Vickie Fulkerson

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