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Football Preview: #11 Shepherd @ Urbana

Coming off an unexpected 28-13 loss at rival Notre Dame College in Week 2, the Urbana University football team (1-1, 1-1 MEC) will look to turn things around as they return home to host nationally ranked Shepherd University (2-0, 2-0) this Saturday at noon.

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Bruce Parker Named Week 3 Football Honorary Captain

Sep. 18th, 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 standout Bruce Parker as the Week 3 Honorary Captain vs. #11 Shepherd University. Parker came to Urbana University in Taynor's first recruiting class in 2008. After redshirting his first season, Parker lettered in each of his next four years on the Blue Knight defensive line. He recorded his first career sack as a redshirt freshman in Urbana's landmark upset over D-I Dayton in 2009. As a junior in 2011, Parker earned First Team All-Conference honors and a Second Team All-Ohio mention. His coaches and peers named him the team's Most Improved Defensive Player that season as the Blue Knights captured their second straight conference title. A regular on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Parker graduated from UU with a degree in Exercise Science in December of 2012. He left Urbana as a member of the winningest class in program history. Read More

NDC Stuns UU 28-13

Sep. 13th, 2014

The Notre Dame College football team stunned the visiting Blue Knights from Urbana University on Saturday afternoon at Mueller Field. The Falcons soared past Urbana 28-13, avenging a 39-19 loss to the Blue Knights in Urbana last September.

Before Saturday’s stunner, Urbana was 3-0 all-time against the upstart Falcons. The Blue Knights’ 20-point win over NDC last season was the closest contest of the three previous meetings.

An opportunistic Falcon defense held Urbana scoreless until the fourth quarter. It was the longest Urbana’s high-powered offense had been held scoreless since the 2008 season. Trailing the home team 21-0, junior quarterback Cody Schroeder ended Urbana’s scoring drought with a three-yard touchdown pass to Sanders Sius with 13:44 remaining. Read More

Football Preview: Urbana @ Notre Dame College

Sep. 11th, 2014

The Urbana University football team looks to add another win and improve to 2-0 against in-state and conference rival Notre Dame College on Saturday. This will be the Blue Knights’ first road test this season, traveling to South Euclid in northeast Ohio for the 2 p.m. kickoff.

Urbana opened the season with a dominant defensive performance at home in a 24-13 week one win versus the University of Virginia-Wise. The Blue Knights only allowed 13 first half points, shutting out the Cavs’ offense in the second half. Sophomore quarterback Cale Burdyshaw made his debut start, and the Blue Knight offense looked very promising behind Burdyshaw. The 6-4 signal caller finished the contest with 104 yards rushing, 143 yards passing and three touchdowns through the air. Read More

Second Half Shutout Helps UU Clip Cavs 24-13 in Season Opener

Sep. 6th, 2014

A strong defensive effort helped the Urbana University football team take down the University of Virginia-Wise by a score of 24-13 on the opening Saturday of the NCAA Division II college football season. Urbana won its sixth straight home game and improved to 1-0 in the Mountain East Conference thanks to a second half shutout of the visiting Cavaliers.

Making his first career collegiate start after backing up All-American D.J. Mendenhall last season, UU quarterback Cale Burdyshaw turned in a memorable performance in his debut. The 6-4 sophomore threw for 143 yards and 3 scores while splitting snaps with junior transfer Cody Schroeder. Burdyshaw’s rushing attack sealed the victory for the Blue Knights in the second half. He finished with a game-high 104 yards on 15 carries. It was the first 100-yard rushing game by a UU quarterback since Mendenhall pulled off the same feat during his sophomore year in 2011. Read More


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