THE MATCH-UP: The Marist football team (3-6 overall, 2-4 PFL) plays its final road game of the 2012 season as the Red Foxes play a league contest at Campbell (1-9, 0-7). Kickoff at Ed Gore Field at Barker-Lane Stadium is set for 1 p.m. EST.
HOW TO FOLLOW US: Ed Weir (play-by-play) and Mike Ferraro (color) will provide the call on 1450 WKIP AM in Poughkeepsie. The pregame show will begin at 12:45 p.m. EST. The game can also be listened to for free on GoRedFoxes.com and the iHeartRadio app. For live game updates, check the offi cial Twitter account of Marist Athletics (@MaristAthletics).
JACQUES NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Sophomore RB Max Jacques has been named CoSIDA/Capital One First Team Academic All-District. A Communications major, Jacques was named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll last season.
THREE TO START, THREE TO FINISH: With Marist's contest against San Diego, originally scheduled for Nov. 3, postponed until Dec. 1, the Red Foxes' final three games this year will all come against teams playing their season finales. Marist opened this season by playing three straight opponents who were having their season openers.
SCOUTING CAMPBELL: Campbell has lost eight straight entering today's game, with the team's lone win coming against Virginia-Wise on Sept. 8 by a score of 10-0.
A MARIST WIN TODAY WOULD ... :
- improve the Red Foxes' record to 4-0 all-time in North Carolina.
- make the Red Foxes 3-1 all-time against Campbell.
HISTORY WITH CAMPBELL: This is the fourth all-time meeting between the teams, with Marist holding a 2-1 lead in the series. After winning the first two contests by a combined 49 points, Campbell enjoyed a 14-point victory in Poughkeepsie last season.
LONG-DISTANCE SCORES: Marist has scored eight touchdowns of 70 yards or more this season. Fifth-year senior WR Mike Rios has five, sophomore RB Max Jacques has two and sophomore RB Wale Onakoya has one.
TRYING TO CATCH LAMACCHIA: Fifth-year senior WR Mike Rios has 15 career receiving touchdowns, and is just one away from tying James LaMacchia for the program record in that category. With 908 receiving yards this season, Rios is just 92 yards away from joining LaMacchia (1,075 in 2009) as the only receivers with 1,000 yards in a season.
BIG-PLAY THREAT: Of the 15 receiving touchdowns WR Mike Rios has in his career, 12 have covered over 40 yards, nine have been from over 60 yards, and seven have been from over 70 yards. He enters today averaging 24.7 yards per catch in his career, and currently ranks third in program history with 1,752 career receiving yards, trailing only Guy Smith (2,019) and James LaMacchia (2,485). Additionally,
Rios has blocked seven kicks in his career.
RED REALLY MEANS STOP: Marist leads the PFL in Red Zone defense, as opponents have been held scoreless in 15 out of 34 trips inside Marist's 20-yard line. The 19 scores include 12 touchdowns and seven field goals. The 15 scoreless trips include seven turnovers, four loss on downs and four
missed field goals.
AND IT'S THE BEST THERE IS: By allowing scores on just 55.9 percent of trips inside the Red Zone, Marist's Red Zone defense is tied for lowest rate of scores allowed with Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
TURNOVER TURNAROUND: After ranking 117th in the FCS in turnover ratio last year (minus-16), Marist leads the PFL and is seventh in the FCS at plus-9 this year. The Red Foxes have forced 18 turnovers in their last six games.
EFFICIENT PASSING: As a team, Marist ranks eighth in the FCS in passing efficiency at 154.43. Individually, junior QB Chuckie Looney ranks seventh in the FCS at 153.97.
JACQUES STEPS UP: Sophomore RB Max Jacques is second on the Red Foxes with 435 rushing yards this season, and 310 of them have come in the last two weeks. Jacques had 80 yards and two touchdowns at Drake on Oct. 20, 124 yards with one score at Valparaiso on Oct. 27, and 102 yards with a score vs. Dayton on Nov. 10. The 124-yard game is the highest by a Red Fox this season. Jacques leads Marist in rushing touchdowns (five) and yards per carry (6.0).
REILLY APPROACHES RECORDS: Fifth-year senior QB Tommy Reilly saw his first extended action of the season at Drake on Oct. 20 with starter Chuckie Looney sidelined due to injury. Reilly enters today ranked second all-time behind James Luft in program history in attempts, completions, yards and touchdown passes. Reilly trails Luft by 38 attempts, 14 completions, 206 yards and one touchdown pass.
MARGINS: Even though Marist has a 3-6 record, the Red Foxes have outscored their opponents by 46 points this season. Marist's wins have been by 37, 25 and 13 points, and its losses have been by one, two, three, four, seven (in overtime) and 12 points.
TOUCHBACKS FOR MYERS: Senior Jason Myers has led the PFL in touchbacks each of the previous two seasons. Myers had 25 touchbacks in 2010 and 2011, and was named Honorable Mention All-PFL both years. Myers has registered a PFL-best 19 touchbacks in 41 kickoffs so far this season.
HAGEMANN MAKES STOPS: Senior LB Mike Hagemann leads the Red Foxes with 76 tackles this season, and is eighth in the PFL with 8.4 stops per game. His 15 tackles against Dayton on Nov. 10 were the most by a Red Fox since Rory Foley had 16 against Morehead State on Sept. 25, 2010.