Coming Off Bye, Football At CCSU On Saturday Seeking Second Straight NEC Win
WAGNER-CCSU SCENE-SETTER New Britain, CT – Fresh off a bye week which came on the heels of a 23-22 last-second win over Saint Francis U, the Wagner College football team, led by senior running back Ryan Fulse, the FCS's leading rusher with 1,030 yards, and junior outside linebacker, Cam Gill, who ranks fourth nationally with 8.0 sacks, travels to Central Connecticut for a high noon matchup with the Blue Devils. Wagner-CCSU Series Saturday's game marks the 31st all-time meeting between these schools and Wagner holds a 16-14 edge in the series, having seen its five-game winning streak over CCSU snapped in a wild 45-41. Four-overtime thriller on Staten Island a year ago. About the Seahawks Wagner has played a demanding non-conference schedule, which featured matchups at FBS member Syracuse, along with Montana State of the Big Sky Conference, as well Big South members Monmouth and Campbell. The Seahawks are 1-1 in NEC play, opening with a 41-14 loss to Sacred Heart (9/22). Last time out, Wagner was able to snap a five-game losing streak in dramatic fashion as senior WR D'Erren Wilson hit senior TE Chris Woodard for an 18-yard TD on a trick play, lifting Wagner to that 23-22 win over Saint Francis U. Fulse, Gill Named to STATS FCS National Wach Lists Wagner senior running back Ryan Fulse and junior outside linebacker Cam Gill have been added to the prestigious STATS FCS Walter Payton and STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch Lists, which are presented annually to the nation's top offensive and defensive players, respectively. The Walter Payton Award, which is regarded as the Heisman Trophy of FCS football, is presently annually to the most outstanding FCS offensive as chosen by a nationwide panel of media and college sports information directors. The honor was first given 31 years ago in 1987 to the outstanding player in the division, but in 1995, eligibility was restricted to offensive players, when the Buck Buchanan Award for defensive players was inaugurated.