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Football Makes Its 2021 Debut at Nottingham Saturday
Northern Colorado Football hosts Lamar Saturday afternoon
By Ryan Pfeifer, UNCBears.com
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Northern Colorado (1-1) vs Lamar (1-1)
2 pm MT | Nottingham Field | Greeley, Co.
The day is finally here! Head Coach Ed McCaffrey will finally lead the Bears onto the field at Nottingham Field on Saturday against Lamar at 2 pm. Hired December 12, 2019 McCaffrey makes his Nottingham Field debut 646 days later.
Make sure to arrive early for the Pepsi Fan Fest, Bears, Brews and Bites and tailgate with fellow Bear fans. To help avoid lines and make for a seamless transition into the stadium purchase your tickets ahead of time on UNCBears.com/Tickets.
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Numbers to Know
665 – It has been 665 days since UNC last played at Nottingham Field.
3 – David Hoage recorded three sacks against Houston Baptist, the most since 2017.
6 – UNC’s six sacks against HBU were the most since 2017 against Idaho State.
100 – Northern Colorado held a team under 100 yards rushing for the first time since September 3, 2016.
Scouting the Cardinals
• After drubbing North American 47-3 in the season opener, Lamar fell to UTSA 54-0 on Saturday.
• The Cardinals live heavily on the run averaging 166.0 yards per game. James Jones leads the team with 100 net yards.
• Preseason All WAC DB Anthony Ruffin leads the team with 12 tackles on the year.
• Lamar is a part of the newly reformed WAC. They are joined by Abilene Christian, Dixie State, New Mexico State, Sam Houston, Stephen F Austin, Tarlton State and next year Southern Utah,
• UTSA passed all over the Cardinals for 321 yards last week on their way to 427 yards of total offense.
Around the Big Sky
A week after the conference pulled off three FCS over FBS upsets it was a quieter week for the Big Sky. The conference has six teams in the top 25 or receiving votes.
The Bears stay home for a second week for their Big Sky opener. Northern Colorado will host fellow Northern, Northern Arizona on Saturday, September 25 at 1 pm.
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