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Football To Host Moravian in ECAC Southwest Bowl Game

Springfield, Mass. — Frostburg State accepted a bid from the Eastern College Athletic Conference to host a football game against Moravian College on November 19 at 12:00 pm.

This will be the first-ever meeting between Frostburg State and Moravian. The Bobcats and Greyhounds finished the regular season with identical 6-4 records. FSU is making its second ECAC appearance in the last four years and first since a 24-21 loss to Johns Hopkins in 2002.

Moravian will be making its second straight appearance and third in the ECAC Football Championships in the last four years. The Greyhounds fell to Franklin & Marshall, 37-20, in the 2004 ECAC Southwest Bowl game.

The Bobcats finished their regular season this past Saturday losing to rival Salisbury, 30-24, in the seventh annual Regent’s Cup. The Bobcats had been on a four-game win streak, its longest since a 5-0 start to the 1999 season. Moravian enters the game on a two-game win streak having beaten Muhlenberg, 24-19, this past weekend.

Leading the Bobcats on offense is sophomore Shanorm Young (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic), who has rushed for 898 yards and scored 11 touchdowns on the season. Junior quarterback Jimmy Ward (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) has thrown for over 1,600 yards and five touchdowns.

Ward’s favorite receivers this year have been junior T.J. Changuris (Frederick, Md./Seneca Valley) with 28 catches for 353 yards and one touchdown and sophomore Fred Howze (Upper Marlboro, Md./FTH Catholic) who has added 27 receptions for 299 yards.

On the defensive side senior Kevin Culbert (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) leads the team with 91 total tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 17 sacks and five pass break-ups.. Culbert has been the national leader in tackles for loss and sacks the entire season. Junior Lathon Romaine (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) has added 81 tackles and 12.5 tackles for loss, while leading the team with four interceptions.

Freshman kicker Mark Sedlock (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) has been outstanding this season making 12-of-18 field goals, including kicking a field in nine of ten games. He also kicked the game-winner with 10 seconds remaining to beat Westminster, 16-13, three weeks ago.

Moravian is led by junior running back Chris Jacoubs who has gained 954 yards on 200 carries adding 10 touchdowns. Marc Panepinto is second on the squad with 81 touches for 439 yards and three scored.

Through the air, senior quarterback Jerry Venturino is 100-of-205 passing with 1,555 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is also a threat with his legs running for 259 yards and five touchdowns on the season. His favorite targets are senior Ben Hawkins and junior Shawn Martell. Hawkins leads the receiving corps with 25 catches for 579 yards and seven touchdowns followed by Martell with 22 grabs for 360 yards and three scores.

Defensively, the Greyhounds are led by a solid group of linebackers. Senior Chad DiFelice leads the Greyhounds with 81 total tackles including 12.0 TFL, six sacks, five forced fumbles, one interception and one fumble recovered. Freshman Andrew Morrissey has added 80 tackles to go along with 2.5 TFL, two forced fumbles, one interception and one fumble recovered while Cliff Garr is third on the team with 59 tackles.

Tickets for Saturday’s game will be free for FSU Students with ID/Staff, $2.00 for FSU Students without ID, senior Citizens and Children under 12. All others with be charged $4.00.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780