Cardinals close out non-league schedule with trip to Albright

WASHINGTON – CUA looks to get back in the win column on Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals close out their 2010 non-league schedule with a trip to Reading, Pa., to take on the Albright Lions.  CUA fell to McDaniel last weekend at home 24-14 in what was the Cardinals first loss of the season.  Albright has been off since earning its first win of 2010 with a 54-27 victory over Geneva on September 11.

CUA wide receivers Anthony Gibbs and Lawrence DeSimone hauled in their first career touchdown receptions last week vs. McDaniel.  Gibbs caught a 12-yard scoring strike in the second quarter, while DeSimone came down with a 21-yard reception near the end of the third.

Six different Cardinals registered six tackles last week as they led a CUA defense that totaled 11.0 tackles for-loss.  The last time CUA recorded 11.0 tackles for-loss was November 1, 2008 at Emory & Henry.

CUA leads the all-time series with Alrbight 3-1.  The Cardinals won a thriller the last time they met with a 34-33 overtime victory in 1998.  A Gregg Anderson blocked extra point in OT proved to be the difference.

For more information on this week's matchup, check out the CUA game notes.

CUA and Albright will get things started at 1:00 on Saturday in what is the 60th annual Rajah Shriners Pretzel Bowl.