Cardinals back in action on Saturday at Emory & Henry

WASHINGTON - Following its bye week, the CUA football team returns to action on Saturday as the Cardinals head to Virginia to take on Emory & Henry.  CUA was last in action on October 9 when the Cardinals fell to Randolph-Macon 56-28, while Emory & Henry is looking to bounce back following a 48-10 loss at Hampden-Sydney.

CUA and Emory & Henry get together for the 14th time this weekend with the Wasps holding a slim 7-6 lead.  Emory & Henry won last year’s meeting 13-10 in Washington, D.C., while the Cardinals earned a 38-23 victory in 2008 in Virginia.

CUA senior safety Dylan O’Shea ranks among the league leaders in a number of categories.  He is currently first in forced fumbles (2), second in passes defended (7), and tenth in interceptions (1).

Sophomore Alonzo Cooke is among the national leaders this season in receiving yards per game.  The native of Maryland is averaging 121.3 yards per contest, good for ninth in America.  He has two games of 200-plus receiving yards, including his last time out when he hauled in seven passes for 207 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

In its last 12 quarters, CUA has committed only two turnovers, both of which came at Randolph-Macon.  The Cardinals did not commit a single turnover vs. Albright or Hampden-Sydney.  For the season, CUA has lost only one fumble, and the Cardinals have recovered seven.

The Cardinals and Wasps will get things started at 1:00 on Saturday from Fullerton Field.  For more information on this weekend’s matchup, check out CUA’s game notes.