Game: College of St. Scholastica (1-0) at Greenville College (0-1)
Date: Saturday September 17, 2011
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. CDT at Francis Field (Greenville, Illinois)
Broadcasts: WGRN 89.5 FM, wgrn.net
Live Video: www.PanthersTV.com
Series: Greenville won the only meeting between these two UMAC teams in 2010. The final score was 35-7.
Coaches: Greenville – Ordell Walker is entering his second year as head coach. Coach Walker, who served as assistant head coach from 2004-09, has been a member of Greenville's coaching staff since 2003. In Walker’s first year as head coach Greenville posted a record of 7-3, won the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and was named UMAC Coach of the Year.
St. Scholastica – Greg Carlson enters his fourth season as head coach of the Saints Before leading St. Scholastica Carlson was the head coach at Wabash College in Indiana. He is also the only coach in CSS football’s young history. Last Season’s Records: Greenville 7-3 (6-0 UMAC), St. Scholastica 7-3 (5-2 UMAC)
Greenville Notes – The Panthers come into the 2011 season with many new faces on offense. The team returns 5 starters from an offense that averaged over 30 points and 300 yards rushing per game in 2010. The Panthers must replace 3 UMAC Players of the Year. The Greenville College defense has high expectations after a successful 2010 season. They will have to fill the shoes for the 2010 UMAC Defensive Player of the Year, Joel Deayon, and two other 1st Team All-Conference players, David Maurer and James Binder. All three of these seniors left big shoes to fill.
St. Scholastica Notes – The Saints football team began their fourth year as a program in 2011, with a 34-21 win over Lawrence University on September 3rd. This is the second year in a row that CSS defeated Lawrence in the season opener. Offensively the Saints were led by senior quarterback Alex Thiry and sophomore running back Jake Jensen. Thiry went 18-for-23 with 211 yards and three touchdowns. Last week the Saints had a bye.