Football Hosts Saint Anselm for Final Regular Season Home Game


Game Details: November 3 | 1:00 p.m. Location: Charger Gym | West Haven, Conn. Game Links: Watch Live | Live Stats Twitter: @UNHChargers | @NewHavenNation New Haven Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats | Game Notes (PDF) Saint Anselm Links: News | Roster | Schedule | Stats

THE FIRST LOOK New Haven will make its final regular season appearance at Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium when they host the Hawks. Prior to the game, the Chargers will honor nine players who have been an integral part of the Blue and Gold over their careers; C.J. Fitzpatrick (Pearl River, N.Y./Saint Joseph Regional), Francis Palmer (Brewster, N.Y./Trinity-Pawling), Dan Iannone (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee), Jordan Francklin (Queens, N.Y./Holy Cross), Keiran Ryan (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) and captains Jonathan Badyna (Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian), Miles Pease(Sicklerville, N.J./Saint Joseph / Milford Academy), Ajee Patterson (Neptune, N.J./Neptune) and Mark Clements(Mays Landing, N.J./Oakcrest / Worcester Academy). Overall, New Haven looks to remain one of two undefeated teams in the Northeast-10, potentially setting up a showdown of those squads in the final regular season game next week at LIU Post.

INSIDE THE SERIES

  • New Haven and Saint Anselm meet for the 10th time in a series that dates back to the Chargers first season in the Northeast-10, 2009.

  • Overall, the Chargers lead the Hawks 7-2 in the-all-time series.

  • New Haven has won the last three meetings, outscoring Saint Anselm by an average of 23 points over that stretch.

  • In the last meeting at DellaCamera Stadium, New Haven posted a 52-21 victory, the third time in the all-time series New Haven has scored 50 or more points against the Hawks.

  • Both of Saint Anselm's wins over New Haven have come at DellaCamera Stadium; 2010 and 2014.

A WIN OVER SAINT ANSELM WOULD...

  • extend New Haven's current streak to eight straight, all since opening NE10 play.

  • be the fourth-straight victory against Saint Anselm.

  • keep New Haven undefeated in NE10 play with one other team currently unbeaten in the league; LIU Post plays at Southern Connecticut this week

  • be the 247th overall victory in the 40-year history of Charger Football.

  • be the 217th victory since the Chargers began playing at the Division II level - first DII season was 1982.

GAME DAY FORECAST The forecast for the regular season finale at DellaCamera Stadium calls for rain showers early with skies clearing to allow some sunshine later in the day. Temperatures on Saturday are predicted for a high of 58 degrees with a low of 42 while the chance for rain stands at 60 percent. Winds will come from the west at 11 miles per hour, while the humidity level is 78 percent.

NEXT ON TAP New Haven will close out the regular season on Saturday, November 10 when they travel to LIU Post for a date with the Pioneers. Entering this week, the Chargers and Pioneers are the only two remaining undefeated teams in NE10 play. Overall, LIU Post holds a 7-2 record in the all-time series with New Haven looking for its first win over the Pioneers since a 63-16 rout during the 2015 campaign. Kick off at Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

SCOUTING THE CHARGERS Looking to remain perfect at Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium, New Haven is coming off its seventh-straight victory heading into game nine. Averaging 12 points more than their opponents, the Chargers are led by senior quarterback Ajee Patterson (Neptune, N.J./Neptune) who is completing 64 percent of his passes for 1,791 yards and 21 touchdowns, including a trio of four-touchdown performances against Merrimack, American International and Assumption. Patterson's primary target has been transfer receiver Ju'an Williams (Springfield, Mass./Springfield Central) (92.6 receiving yards per game). Williams has completed 41 catches on the year for 741 total yards, 380 shy of the single season record, while he has scored nine touchdowns. All but one of his nine TD's have gone for 25 or more yards. Overall, Patterson has relied on 14 targets including AJ Greene (Middle Island, N.Y./Newfield) who boasts 23 catches for 348 yards and the season's longest TD catch at 47 yards. On the ground, New Haven has increased its output each week, averaging 165.6 yards per game. Junior Ryan McCarthy (Montclair, N.J./Bergen Catholic) and senior Chris Liggio (Mount Laurel, N.J./Holy Cross) have done the bulk of the work in the running game, entering week 10 with 635 and 457 total yards, respectively. Defensively, New Haven's Jordan Francklin (Queens, N.Y./Holy Cross) (68 tackles), Mcprecia Remy (Brooklyn, N.Y./Millwood)(51 tackles), CJ Fitzpatrick (47 tackles) and Scott Lavelle (West Milford, N.J./DePaul Catholic) (45 tackles) lead a unit that has forced at least one turnover in seven of the eight games this year, totaling 13 on the season (nine interceptions and four fumbles).