October 10, 2014

Albright Football - The Lions Hosts FDU-Florham in MAC Contest

Photo courtesy of Albright Sports Information
READING, Pa. -- The Albright football team returns to Shirk Stadium on Saturday (Oct. 11) as it hosts FDU-Florham in a Middle Atlantic Conference game scheduled to kickoff at 1 p.m.

But quite honestly, it doesn't matter who the Lions play this week. They could be playing the Indianapolis Colts and it wouldn't make a difference. This week is all about Albright and playing Lions football. The focus is on doing things the Albright way, which has produced 54 victories during the John Marzka era.

Albright enters the game with a 1-4 overall record and an 0-4 record in the MAC, while FDU-Florham is 0-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play.

The Lions own a 17-6 advantage in the all-time series with FDU-Florham and have notched seven consecutive wins against the Devils. FDU-Florham is one of two MAC teams, King's being the other, in which an Albright Marzka-coached team has never tasted defeat.

Albright defeated FDU-Florham 52-7 last season in Madison, N.J., and topped the Devils 45-0 the last time they squared off in Shirk Stadium.

The Lions lost to Delaware Valley 56-24 last Saturday in a MAC game in Doylestown, Pa. The Albright offense was able to generate 303 yards of total offense, but were unable to slow down the Aggie offense.

Junior Dwayne Randall rushed for a career-high two touchdowns and freshman Dan Grillo caught a career-high 8 passes for a career-high 89 yards to pace the Albright offensive attack. Patrick Wise was 15-27 for 164 yards, but was sacked four times.

Jamal Hayden had a big game on the defensive side of the ball for the Lions against Delaware Valley. He forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble, had a sack and finished with two tackles. Colton Ryan led the Lions with 11 tackles, while Mark Capetolanotched 2.0 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble.

FDU-Florham lost to Wilkes 52-21 last week and the trip to Albright marks its second straight on the road. The Devils turned in their top offensive performance of the season with their 21-point effort against the Colonels.

FDU-Florham lost to Misericordia 35-0 and Widener 30-0 in its other MAC games this season.