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Football Preview: Malone @ Urbana
The Urbana University football team (1-7) returns home to square off against non-conference rival Malone University (1-7) this Saturday at 1:00p.m.
Urbana opened last week's contest in full force against the Fairmont State Falcons. The Blue Knights opened the game with 21 straight points and led 28-7 at the half, but the Falcons held UU to just 3 points in the second half of a 35-31 come from behind win. The Falcons scored three touchdowns in the third quarter, knotting the score up at 28 apiece. After an Urbana field goal, Fairmont State scored the game-winning touchdown on a 32-yard pass with under 7 minutes remaining. Check in here for a full game preview, as well as links to live coverage on Saturday. Read More
Justin Edwards Named Honorary Captain for Week 9Oct. 28th, 2014
During the 2014 season, the Urbana University football team will name honorary captains before each home game. These honorary captains will take the field prior to kickoff with current Blue Knight captains for the coin toss. There will also be an opportunity for the honorary captain to speak with the team prior to each home game.
Head Coach David Taynor has appointed former Blue Knight football standout and UU alum Justin "Fast Eddy" Edwards honorary captain in Week 9 vs. Malone University. Edwards was a 4-year letterwinner for the Blue Knights from 2001-04, earning Special Teams MVP as a freshman and later paving the way as a bruising fullback and running back as a junior and senior. Edwards earned team Iron Man awards and Hustle Awards for his relentless effort and work ethic, but his true calling was as a trained MMA fighter. Edwards currently fights professionally on the biggest stage in the UFC. Read More
FSU Erases 21-Point Deficit, Defeats UU 35-31Oct. 25th, 2014
For the first time in 13 seasons, the Urbana University football team entered a game on a six-game conference losing streak. The banged-up Blue Knights had also dropped five straight on the road. Both skids almost ended on Saturday at Fairmont State University until the home Falcons erased a 21-point second half deficit on their way to a 35-31 Homecoming win over Urbana.
Urbana’s offense outgained its fifth opponent in eight games, but the Blue Knights still have just a Week 1 win to show for their efforts. Sophomore quarterback Cale Burdyshaw threw for 338 yards and rushed for 23 more as the Blue Knights piled up 449 yards to FSU’s 392. Fairmont State trailed for the first 53 minutes on Saturday. Down 31-28 with 6:56 remaining, the home team grabbed its first and only lead on a 32-yard touchdown pass to Fabian Guerra. On its ensuing drive, Urbana marched down to the nine-yard line where Burdyshaw threw four straight incompletions to seal Urbana’s fate. Read More
Football Preview: Urbana @ Fairmont StateOct. 23th, 2014
Saturday is Week 8 of the NCAA Division II college football season and it's another week of the Urbana University football team searching for an end to the longest conference losing streak since 2001. This week, the Blue Knights (1-6, 1-6 MEC) prepare for another conference road test at Fairmont State University (2-4, 2-4 MEC).
Check in here for a full game preview as well as links to LIVE COVERAGE on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Read More
UU Suffers 1st Homecoming Loss in 6 YearsOct. 18th, 2014
On a wet and dreary Homecoming Saturday, the Urbana University football team dropped its sixth straight conference game, falling 44-14 to West Liberty University. The six-game conference losing streak is Urbana’s longest since the 2001 season, and the Homecoming loss was Urbana’s first since the 2008 campaign.
Trailing 37-0 in the fourth quarter, Urbana freshman QB Colby Speice connected with La’Velle Spivey and Joe Saffold for a pair of touchdown passes. Saffold finished with 7 catches for 87 yards. Urbana only punted twice on the afternoon, but three interceptions and three lost fumbles set the visitors up with fantastic field position. Read More