GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Football Visits Bentley Looking to Even Record

Stonehill College Skyhawks
(3-4, 3-3 NE-10)


Bentley University Falcons
(4-3, 4-2 NE-10)

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Bentley Football Field
Waltham, Mass.
1 p.m.


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The Game: Stonehill College goes back out on the road for the 31st meeting with rival Bentley University all-time at Bentley Football Stadium this afternoon. The Skyhawks are winners of three of their last four after posting a 21-17 come from behind win over the University of New Haven last weekend, in a game that was streamed live by Watch ESPN and the ESPN app. The Falcons look to build off a 5-3 slugfest win at American International last weekend.

Media Info: This afternoon's game is being streamed live at with Jacob Van Ryn and Roger Crosley calling the action. Links to the webcast, as well as live stats will also be available via

One of the Best Small College Rivalries in the Country: This afternoon marks the 31th meeting all-time between these two programs in what is regarded by some as one of the best small college football rivalries in the country. Bentley holds a 21-8-1 advantage in the all-time series, but Stonehill has won three straight and five of the last eight. A win this afternoon would mark the first four game win streak for Stonehill in the series. Bentley owns a 14 game win streak in the series which started a week after Stonehill's 39-36 win in 1995 and continued until 2008, a 35-7 triumph in Easton. Stonehill posted its first win over the Falcons in Waltham in 19 years its last visit in 2014 with a 24-17 victory.

Senior Sweep: Stonehill's senior class looks to become the first to win all four of its meetings with rival Bentley over their four year careers with a win this afternoon. The Skyhawks have won three straight in the all-time series for the first time.

Player & Rookie of the Week: Freshman wide receiver Andrew Jamiel (West Yarmouth, Mass.) was honored for his record-breaking night against New Haven with both Northeast-10 Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week accolades the league announced on Monday. Jamiel earns Offensive Player of the Week honors for the first time, while collecting Rookie of the Week for the third time after leading Stonehill to the 21-17 comeback win by breaking his own single-game program record with 18 receptions for a season-high 169 yards and two touchdowns. Jamiel's second touchdown grab was the game-winning score from ten yards out with 1:26 remaining to cap the Skyhawks rally from a 17-7 deficit after three quarters of play.

He's Honored: Junior quarterback Matt Foltz (Mount Joy, Pa.) earned a spot on the Northeast-10's weekly honor roll for his record-breaking efforts in Saturday night's 21-17 win over New Haven. He completed a program-record 37 passes on 45 attempts for a season-high 405 yards and two touchdowns, adding another 17 yards on six carries on the ground for 423 yards of total offense.

Gift of Grab: Freshman wide receiver Andrew Jamiel (West Yarmouth, Mass.) now owns at least a share of three of the top five single-game receiving totals in program history after breaking the single-game mark for the second time this season with his W.B. Mason Stadium record 18 receptions for a season-high 169 yards against New Haven on Saturday night. He broke his previous mark of 16 catches at Southern Connecticut State in week two. Jamiel has posted double-figure reception totals in five of seven games this season, adding 12 at American International in week six, which is tied for fifth in Stonehill history.

You Complete Me: Junior Matt Foltz (Mount Joy, Pa.) completed a program-record 37 passes (on just 45 attempts in Saturday night's 21-17 win over New Haven, moving into a tie for first among Northeast-10 leaders with 163 completions this season. Foltz broke the previous single-game mark of 34 completions by Logan Meyer '14 against Southern Connecticut State in 2012. It was the second time in his career Foltz has recorded 30-plus completions and he ranks second in program history with his 397 career completions, trailing only Meyer's program record 545 completions. Foltz also ranks second in the NE-10 for completion percentage at 64.2-percent and is on pace to set a program record with his 60.4-percent career completion percentage.

Who But?: Junior quarterback Matt Foltz (Mount Joy, Pa.) and freshman wide receiver Andrew Jamiel (West Yarmouth, Mass.) both broke W.B. Mason Stadium records in Saturday night's 21-17 win over New Haven. Foltz's season-high 405 yards broke the previous facility mark of 404 by LIU Post's Steven Laurino in 2013, while his program-record 37 completions are the second-highest single-game total in Stadium history. Jamiel's program-record 18 receptions are also the most in W.B. Mason Stadium history, surpassing the previous mark of 16 by Saint Anselm's Marc Wilson in 2009, while his season-high 169 yards are tied for second-most in facility history with Curry's Robert Bambini in 2011 - the second-most by a Skyhawk.

Getting Good Reception: Freshman Andrew Jamiel (West Yarmouth, Mass.) has posted double-digit reception totals in five of seven weeks this season, after his program-record 18 against New Haven on Saturday night. He solidified his position atop the NCAA Division II leaders for receptions per game with 10.4 - tied for third across all four divisions of NCAA football. Jamiel's 73 receptions this season are just 18 shy of the program's single-season record of 91 by Nate Robitaille '15 in 2013 and only 20 behind the NCAA Division II record for freshman (93) set by Jarett Vito from Emporia State University in 1995. The NCAA Division II single-season receptions record is 146 by Freddie Martino of North Greenville in 2013.

More History: Freshman Andrew Jamiel's (West Yarmouth, Mass.) 18 receptions against New Haven on Saturday night fell just one shy of the Northeast-10 single-game record and five below the NCAA Division II single-game mark.

Happy Fourth!: Junior quarterback Matt Foltz (Mount Joy, Pa.) engineered his fourth career fourth quarter comeback win in Saturday's 21-17 win over New Haven - his first of the season after posting three last season. The Skyhawks trailed 17-7 after three quarters of play on Saturday night, before Foltz authored a pair of 80-plus yard touchdown drives in the final frame to clinch the victory, the second of which was a 12-play, 86-yard drive, capped by a 10-yard touchdown toss to freshman Andrew Jamiel (West Yarmouth, Mass.) with 1:26 remaining which consumed 5:14 off the clock.

More Than Just Jamiel: Junior quarterback Matt Foltz (Mount Joy, Pa.) connected with five other receivers in Saturday night's 21-17 win over New Haven. Sophomore tight end Kaleb Lutton (Middletown, Conn.) caught seven passes for a season-high 125 yards, marking his second career 100-yard receiving game, with a 56-yard catch and run that set up the Skyhawks first fourth quarter touchdown in the comeback win. Junior Kevin Dick (Tewksbury, Mass.) nearly had three Stonehill receivers over 100-yards with a career-best nine catches for a career-high 96 yards on Saturday night.

Iron Man: Senior defensive end Andrew Kibarian (Lynnfield, Mass.) has started 38 straight games on the Stonehill defensive line heading into tonight's game. He has started 38 of his 41 games played over his career.

Getting Social: Fans and media members of Stonehill athletics now have three social media outlets to get updates on all 20 varsity programs. The department's Facebook page is, and you can also follow @SkyhawkTalk on Twitter and "StonehillSkyhawks" on Instagram. Stonehill football also has its own Facebook and Twitter accounts: @SCskyhawksFB.

On Deck: Stonehill returns to W.B. Mason Stadium next Saturday to host Assumption College, ranked No. 18 in this week's AFCA Division II poll, for Senior Day at 1 p.m.

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