SALISBURY, Md. - The Salisbury University football team will make its 11th-consecutive postseason appearance with Saturday's Eastern College Athletic Conference South Atlantic Bowl Game, hosting Albright College at Sea Gull Stadium; kickoff is set for noon.
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Today's contest marks the fourth meeting between the programs. Salisbury holds a 2-1
edge in the all-time series, and the Sea Gulls have won the last two meetings. Albright's only win in the series is a 20-10 victory in the ECAC Southwest Bowl in 1995.
Last Time We Met
Salisbury defeated Albright 30-28 during the season opener of the 2008 season, taking an early 10-0 lead, on a touchdown run by Ronnie Curley and a 24-yard field goal from Andrew Geisert. Jarrell Chandler recorded 11 tackles in the game, five behind the line of scrimmage and two for sacks.
Last Time Out
Last week, Salisbury won the annual Regents Cup meeting with Frostburg State University, 27-10. It marked the fewest points allowed by the Salisbury defense this season. Salisbury jumped out to a 13-0 lead with quarterback Ryan Jones hooking up with Aarron Moore on a 29-yard touchdown pass, and Connor Canonico got in from a yard out to stake the Gulls to a lead they would not relinquish. The Bobcats got the lead down to 10 twice, but would get no closer. Moore went for 138 yards of total offense, rushing for 109 yards and scoring three total touchdowns. The defense, which surrendered just 251 yards of total offense, was paced by Shane Marvel who came up with nine tackles.
Salisbury in the ECAC
Today's game marks Salisbury's seventh appearance in an ECAC Bowl game, most recently collecting a 21-19 win against Muhlenberg College last season. Salisbury has won four of its six previous appearances in ECAC games.
The Lions enter today's game rolling, having won their last five games, two of which went to overtime. Last week, Albright took a 17-7 lead on Lebanon Valley College when Roemello Monroe scored from 3 yards out, and the Lions held on for the win to cap the regular season. Chris Dawson leads Albright offensively, with 383 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, while quarterback Pat Wise has connected on 125-of-230 pass attempts for 1,369 yards and eight touchdowns. Wise has been picked off six times this year. Defensively, Colton Ryan is just shy of 100 tackles on the season, with 97 stops, 12.5 of which have been for loss.