Football Travels To St. Lawrence For First Road Game of 2016 Season

Football Travels To St. Lawrence For First Road Game of 2016 Season

Springfield, Mass. - September 29, 2016 - The Springfield College football team will play its first away game of the season when it travels to take on St. Lawrence in a Liberty League showdown on Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 pm.

Last time out…

The Springfield College football team strung together 28-unanswered points and held on for a thrilling 28-23 win over WPI last Saturday afternoon at Stagg Field in Liberty League play.  The win evened Springfield's record to 2-2, 1-0 in conference play as Chad Shade (Pittsfield, Mass.) came in under center in late in the second quarter and was the spark Springfield's offense needed as he totaled 164 yards and two touchdowns on the ground while completing two passes for 76 yards and another score.  Defensively, Springfield had eight players with at least four tackles, with Kenny Calaj (Everett, Mass.) leading the way with eight stops.

A season ago…

On October 15, the Springfield College football team was defeated by St. Lawrence, 38-21, in Liberty League play on Stagg Field.  Playing in front of over 3,000 fans in Springfield's Homecoming game, the teams were even at 14-all early in the second quarter, before the visitors outscored the Pride, 24-7 the rest of the way.  Jake Eglintine (Gansevoort, N.Y.) rushed for 184 yards on just 16 carries, averaging 11.5 yards per rush and finding the end zone three times.  As a team, the Pride rushed for 305 yards on the day.  Max Nacewicz (Sandy Hook, Conn.) finished the day with seven tackles and a sack for the Pride, while Dominic Traversa (Pittsfield, Mass.) chipped in seven stops of his own.

All-time series vs. St. Lawrence…

In a series that dates back to 1940, Springfield owns a 4-3 edge in the seven meetings, including wins in both 2012 and 2013.

On the Road…

Saturday's game marks the first away game of the season for Springfield College, which opened up the season with four-straight home contests.  It marked the first time since the 2006 campaign that Springfield had four home games to begin the season.

About St. Lawrence…

The Engineers are 4-0 on the season and are currently ranked 25th in the nation in the latest D3football.com national poll.  The Saints are averaging 34.5 points per game and have allowed just 14 points so far this year, for an incredible 3.5 points per game average.  Last week, James Holley-Grisham recorded his 19th and 20th career interceptions and led the Saints with seven tackles as he earned the Liberty League Defensive Player of the Week, while Mitch Gallagher and Austen Lauricella were selected as members of the D3football.com Team of the Week after their performances in the 20-14 victory over Rensselaer Saturday. Gallagher led the Saints with 12 catches for 85 yards and broke the school record for career receptions, while Lauricella had a pair of punts that were downed at the one-yard line against Rensselaer pinning the Engineers deep in their own zone for the start of drives. He finished with an average of 37.5 yards per punt and also had a 32-yard kickoff return, four tackles and a pass breakup as a returner and defensive back for the Saints.