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  • 2015 Cal U Football Game Notes www.calvulcans.com

    THIS WEEK: Cal U returns to action on Saturday afternoon when it hosts former PSAC West-rival Shippensburg. The Vulcans are coming off a 20-13 fourth-quarter loss to Bloomsburg. Meanwhile, Shippensburg scored the final 17 points last weekend to earn a 20-13 victory at Edinboro.

    VULCANS FALL IN HOME OPENER:Cal U scored the opening 13 points and were in position to tie the game late in the fourth quarter before suffering a 20-13 loss to Bloomsburg. In the second half, the Huskies rushed for 163 yards on 36 carries, attempted only nine passes and maintained possession for over 21 minutes. Bloomsburg took its only lead of the game on a 24-yard rushing touchdown with 2:40 left in the fourth quarter. Sophomore linebacker Luke Hrapchak and senior defensive back Chaz Veal led the team with 15 tackles with Veal adding an interception and Hrapchak totaling 2.0 TFL.

    SHIPPENSBURG NOTES

    CAL U NOTES2015 SCHEDULE & RESULTS

    Overall: 1-1; PSAC: 0-0; Home: 0-1; Away: 1-0

    Date Opponent Time/Score9/5 at Virginia State W 35-169/12 BLOOMSBURG L 13-209/19 SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.9/26 at Edinboro * 12 p.m.10/3 SETON HILL * 1 p.m.10/10 at Slippery Rock * 2 p.m.10/17 at IUP * 6 p.m.10/24 CLARION * 3 p.m.10/31 at Gannon * 12 p.m.11/7 MERCYHURST * 1 p.m.11/14 at Lock Haven 1 p.m.

    STATISTICAL LEADERSRushingJohn Franklin III .... 26 att., 130 yds., 2 TD, 5.0 avgNate Goldsmith ....... 22 att., 81 yds., 0 TD, 3.7 avgReceivingGarry Brown ......... 8 rec., 266 yds., 2 TD, 33.2 avgKowan Scott ......... 6 rec., 173 yds., 1 TD, 28.8 avgPassingJames Harris ......... 29 of 47, 650 yds., 4 TD, 3 INTScoringThree tied at ................................................ 12 ptsPuntingIan Patterson..............................7 punts, 32.4 avgTacklesChaz Veal ..................... 13 (s), 6 (a), 19 (t), 0.0 TFLLuke Hrapchak ............ 11 (s), 7 (a), 18 (t), 4.0 TFLAaron Terry ................... 8 (s), 2 (a), 10 (t), 0.0 TFL

    2015 SCHEDULE & RESULTSOverall: 2-0; PSAC: 0-0; Home: 1-0; Away: 1-0

    Date Opponent Time/Score9/5 SETON HILL W 64-149/12 at Edinboro 1 p.m.9/19 at California (PA) 1 p.m.9/26 BLOOMSBURG * 1 p.m.10/3 at East Stroudsburg * 6 p.m.10/10 LOCK HAVEN * 1 p.m.10/17 WEST CHESTER * 1 p.m.10/24 at Cheyney * 1 p.m.10/31 MILLERSVILLE * 1 p.m.11/7 at Kutztown * 1 p.m.11/14 MERCYHURST 1 p.m.

    STATISTICAL LEADERSRushingAndrew Smith......... 28 att., 175 yds., 2 TD, 6.2 avgJustin Pyle ............. 19 att., 110 yds., 1 TD, 5.8 avgReceivingSheldon Mayer ....... 7 rec., 90 yds., 1 TD, 12.9 avgJustin Pyle .............. 6 rec., 93 yds., 2 TD, 15.5 avgPassingRyan Zapoticky .......36 of 65, 471 yds., 5 TD, 1 INTScoringTwo tied at ................................................... 18 ptsPuntingBilly Deane ................................6 punts, 40.7 avg.TacklesKevin Goldsmith ........ 10 (s), 13 (a), 23 (t), 2.0 TFLAllen Holman ............ 11 (s), 10 (a), 21 (t), 4.5 TFLChavez Cheatham ....... 11 (s), 8 (a), 19 (t), 1.0 TFL

    When: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015Where: California, Pa.Stadium: Adamson Stadium (6,500)Kickoff: 1 p.m.Gameday Forecast: Sunshine High: 89; Low: 59; Rain: 0%Cal U Captains: No. 5 James Harris, Sr., QB No. 9 Garry Brown, Jr., WR No. 10 Jordan Bowman, Jr., DB No. 53 Jawan Turner, Jr., DLSeries Record: Shippensburg leads 42-30-1

    COACHES:Mike KellarAlma Mater ............ Fairmont State, 1996Cal U Record ....................24-10, 4th YearOverall Record ................................38-18vs. Shippensburg ................................1-0

    Mark MaciejewskiAlma Mater ..............Shippensburg, 1992Shippensburg Record ......33-15, 5th YearOverall Record ................................33-15vs. Cal U ..............................................0-1

    THE SERIES: The Vulcans and Red Raiders are meeting for the fourth time, and the first time at Adamson Stadium, since Shippensburg moved to the PSAC East prior to the 2008 season. Previously, Cal U and Shippensburg met every year from 1954-2007.

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    Vulcan FootballCalifornia University

    8 PSAC Championships 5 NCAA Playoff Appearances 3 Regional Championships 3 Semifinal Appearances

    GAME #3Shippensburg (2-0)

    @California (1-1)

  • 2015 Cal U Football Game Notes www.calvulcans.com

    Game NotesCALIFORNIAUNIVERSITY OF PA

    Location ....................California, PA 15419

    Enrollment .......................................8,200

    Nickname ......................................Vulcans

    Colors .................................... Black & Red

    Stadium ........................Adamson Stadium

    Capacity.............................................6,500

    Stadium Surface ........................ ProGrass

    Conference ....................................... PSAC

    Interim President ......Geraldine M. Jones

    Athletic Director ................Dr. Karen Hjerpe

    First Year of Football ........................ 1895

    All-Time Record (since 1916) ..... 422-400-27

    All-Time NCAA Playoff Record ............ 8-5

    Years in NCAA Playoffs ...........................5

    History

    Assistant CoachesMike Lopez (Fairmont State 98) - 3rd season

    Defensive Coordinator

    Dave Cole (California 04) - 12th season

    Secondary/Recruiting Coordinator

    Chad Salisbury (Buffalo 99) - 7th season

    Quarterbacks

    Larry Wilson (Slippery Rock 99) - 11th season

    Wide Receivers/Special Teams Coord.

    Jesse Byrd (California 13)

    Volunteer

    Justin Rakosky (California 15)

    Volunteer

    Cal U Sports Information250 University Avenue

    Hamer Hall, Box 34California, PA 15419

    Sports Info. Director: Matthew KiferE-Mail: kifer@calu.eduPhone: 724.938.4552

    Web Site: www.calvulcans.com

    OFFENSECal U .............................Shippensburg 24.0 ..................Scoring/Game ...............42.092.0 .............Rushing Yards/Game .......247.53.0 ................ Rushing Yards/Att. ............ 5.347-29-3 ................. Passing ..............65-36-1325.0 ...........Passing Yards/Game ........235.5417.0 ........... Total Offense/Game ........483.06-23.7 .........Kick Return Average ...... 3-22.03-2.5 ...........Punt Return Average .......2-5.537% ............ 3rd Down Conversion ........ 48%24:01 ...... Time of Possession/Game .. 28:570 ..................... Turnover Margin ............... +2

    DEFENSECal U .............................Shippensburg18.0 ..................Scoring/Game ...............13.5162.5 ...........Rushing Yards/Game .........63.53.5 ................ Rushing Yards/Att. ............ 1.952-26-2 ................. Passing ..............87-46-3167.5 ...........Passing Yards/Game ........270.5330.0 ........... Total Defense/Game ........334.08-28.2 .........Kick Return Average .... 14-22.43-9.0 ...........Punt Return Average .......5-1.641% ............ 3rd Down Conversion ........ 33%35:58 ...... Time of Possession/Game .. 31:03

    SHIPPENSBURG HEAD COACH: In his 15th season at his alma mater, Mark Maciejewski has posted a 33-15 overall record in five years as head coach. He has guided the Red Raiders to a winning record in each season as head coach, highlighted by an 11-win campaign in 2012 when he was tabbed the AFCA Super Region One Coach of the Year. Maciejewski helped mentor the development of quarterback Zach Zulli, who received the 2012 Harlon Hill Award after leading all NCAA divisions in touchdown passes and passing yards.

    SCOUTING THE RED RAIDERS: Through the opening weeks of the season, Shippensburg leads the PSAC in scoring offense with 42.0 points/game despite returning only four starters. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Zapoticky has passed for over 225 yards in each game and has also rushed for over 75 yards this season. Senior wide receiver Sheldon Mayer was an All-PSAC East First-Team selection in 2014 after ranking second in the league in receiving yards. The Red Raiders sit second in the league with nearly 500 rushing yards through two games, as four players have totaled at least 75 rushing yards. Senior Andrew Smith leads the team with 175 yards and two scores, while junior Justin Pyle has 110 yards and three touchdowns (one receiving). Behind eight returning starters, Shippensburg also ranks second in the PSAC in scoring defense at 13.5 points/game and are allowing a scant 63.5 rushing yards/game. Sophomore linebacker Kevin Goldsmith leads the team with 23 stops (10 solo), while junior linebacker Allen Holman has tallied 21 tackles (11 solo) with a league-leading 4.5 TFL. On special teams, sophomore Billy Deane serves as both the kicker and punter for the Red Raiders this season, averaging 40.7 yards/punt while making all three field goals with a long of 36 yards.

    AGAINST THE EAST: Since 2004, Cal U holds a combined 26-10 record against PSAC East opponents. The Vulcans and Red Raiders last met at Adamson Stadium during the 2007 season when Cal U capped an undefeated regular season with a 30-9 victory. The following year, Shippensburg was realigned to the PSAC East and the teams met twice in the 2009 season, playing in both the PSAC Championship and NCAA Playoffs.

    SCRATCH THAT: Reversing back to previous policy, all league-scheduled crossover games this season will not be reflected in the PSAC divisional standings. The league adopted a rule last year that counted all conference-mandated crossover games towards league records.

    PRESEASON PREDICTIONS: The Vulcans were picked to finish fourth in the preseason PSAC West poll after tying for third place in the divisional standings in each of the last three seasons. Cal U had earned at least a share of the top spot in the preseason divisional poll every year from 2005-12. Meanwhile, Shippensburg was picked to tie for third in the PSAC East after winning three of its final four games last season.