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Comeback Falls Short in 31-28 Loss at GSC
The Urbana University football team stormed back from a 31-7 deficit late in the second half at Glenville State College on Saturday afternoon only to fall three points shy of the largest comeback in school history.
Trailing 31-28, Urbana had the ball at the Pioneer 25-yard line with over a minute remaining in the game. On first down, Glenville State’s Gary Henderson sacked Urbana quarterback Cody Schroeder, forcing a fumble that was recovered by the Pioneers. The home team kneeled down to run out the remaining 74 seconds and hold on for their first victory of the season. Read More
Football Preview: Urbana @ Glenville StateSep. 25th, 2014
The Urbana University football team (1-2, 1-2 MEC) is set on snapping a two-game losing streak as they travel to play Mountain East Conference opponent Glenville State College (0-3, 0-3 MEC) this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
The Blue Knights had a rough Week 3 in front of the home crowd. Urbana ran into a nationally ranked Shepherd University squad that hasn't lost a regular season game since 2012. Shepherd dominated to the tune of 42-7. The Rams, ranked 11th nationally, clicked on all cylinders and never underestimated an Urbana team that nearly knocked them off last fall.
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#11 Shepherd Shuts Down UU 42-7Sep. 20th, 2014
Perennial powerhouse and nationally ranked Shepherd University proved to be too much for the Urbana University football team on Saturday afternoon. The 11th ranked Rams and their top-ranked defense dominated the Blue Knights in a 42-7 win at Urbana University Stadium.
Shepherd remains undefeated in Mountain East Conference play with the win. The Rams have won 12 straight conference games, dating back to last season, the league’s first as an NCAA Division II conference. Urbana drops back-to-back conference games for the first time since 2007, the Blue Knights’ last year in the NAIA. The Rams’ offense stayed on the field for most of the afternoon with long, clock-draining drives that resulted in touchdowns. Shepherd had four drives of ten or more plays. Each ran off about six minutes of game clock or more, and six of the visitor’s eleven drives ended in Urbana’s end zone. Read More
Football Preview: #11 Shepherd @ UrbanaSep. 18th, 2014
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 CaptainSep. 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