SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University football team travels to Staten Island this weekend to face Wagner in the Northeast Conference game of the week on ESPN3. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
Opponent: Wagner (2-5, 0-3 NEC)
Location: Hameline Field | Staten Island, N.Y.
Kickoff: 12:00 p.m.
Watch Live: ESPN3.com
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- Bryant and Wagner will be meeting for the 10th time in program history on Saturday afternoon.
- The Bulldogs own a 6-3 lead in the all-time series and have won three of the last four meetings.
- Last season, the Black and Gold used a 97-yard kick return by then-junior Matt Sewall (Portsmouth, R.I.) to start the second half and then held on for a 27-17 victory in Smithfield.
- Bryant's first win over a Division I program came against the Seahawks on Sept. 27, 2008.
Bulldog Notes and Notables
- The Bulldogs will be in search of their first NEC win this weekend, following losses to Saint Francis U and Central Connecticut. It is the first time they have started 0-2 in league play since 2012.
- Bryant has returned a kickoff for a touchdown against Wagner in back-to-back seasons. Jose Depadua accomplished the feat in 2015, while Sewall returned a kick for a score last fall.
- Redshirt sophomore Jean Constant (Delray Beach, Fla.) became the 10th different player in program history to record 1,000+ all-purpose yards in a single season. He ranks fourth nationally with 162.14 AP yards per game (1,135 total).
- Sewall became the eighth player in program history to record over 1,000 receiving yards in a career last weekend. He has 1,049 receiving yards, placing him seventh in program history.
- Sophomore Jesse Nemerowicz (Hudson, Mass.) has made 10+ tackles in each of the last two games. He now has recorded 10+ tackles six times in his career.
A bit about the Seahawks
- The Seahawks enter with a 2-5 record and are 0-3 in league play. They have lost to Saint Francis U, Duquesne and Central Connecticut.
- Wagner is averaging 314 yards of offense per game, while opponents are putting up 375 yards per game.
- The Seahawks have been without all-league QB Alex Thomson since the second game of the season. Luke Massei has thrown for 822 yards and four scores in his place.
- Ryan Fulse leads the team with 87.6 rushing yards per game.
- On defense, Quintin Hampton leads the team with 60 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss and six sacks this season.
- Wagner has 18 sacks and 11 interceptions this season.