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    LOS ANGELES -- All the attention on quarterback Josh Rosens health and UCLAs struggles to run have overshadowed what the Bruins have accomplished on defense. Discount Baseball Jerseys .Coach Jim Mora expects that to change this week against No. 19 Utah.Its going to be a heck of a defensive battle I hope, Mora said. Thats what I foresee because were playing pretty well on defense too.Rosen seems to be on track to return after missing the 27-21 loss at Washington State with undisclosed injuries, participating in the open portion of practice Wednesday, but Mora does not expect a decision regarding the sophomores availability to be made before Saturday.As much as you want to know, I promise you I want to know, Mora said. I promise you our team wants to know. Were just like you, hoping and crossing our fingers he is able to go on Saturday.Instead of focusing on Rosens status, Mora has spent the week directing his team to successfully close out games. All four of UCLAs losses this season were decided on the final possession, and have won only one of its last five conference games under such circumstances. The lone victory came against the Utes last season, a 17-9 decision in Salt Lake City.Good teams finish, and you have to create that environment in practice and we try to do that all the time but this week we have put an added emphasis on it, Mora said. Really you get what you emphasize. Hopefully it pays off.Those lessons seem to have paid off on defense. Though UCLA ranks in the middle of the Pac-12 in most categories on a per-game basis, their per-play averages hint at an excellent unit that is not getting much help from the offense. Allowing 4.63 yards per play, UCLA trails only Washington and Colorado among conference members and ranks No. 16 nationally. However, the 521 snaps the defense has faced is 116th out of the 128 FBS teams. The pass defense is best in the Pac-12, allowing just 5.2 yards per attempt.Linebacker Jayon Brown leads the conference in tackles, defensive end Takkarist McKinley ranks second in tackles for loss, and defensive backs Fabian Moreau and Randall Goforth are in the top six in passes defended.The secondary limited quarterback Luke Falk to 261 yards passing and the Cougars FBS-best streak of 41 consecutive games with a touchdown pass came to an end.We always bill ourselves on being underrated and under-appreciate so we kind of feed off that type of thing, and thats ok by us as long as we keep playing good and put our team into position to win, defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin said. Once it starts transferring into wins well ask for a little bit of love.If the ground game can provide any respite for the defense, Mora believes UCLA can salvage its season. That will be a difficult assignment against an always-stout Utah defense.If we can have some success against them, then I think that shows we are taking progress in that area, which is the one area of our football team that has held us back, Mora said. Cheap MLB Jerseys Online . Self was acquired from the Buffalo Bandits in a trade for Alex Hill midway through last season, and made his debut in Rochester on March 16, 2013. Authentic MLB Jerseys Cheap . Jane Virtanen scored two, and Alex Roach and Elliott Peterson rounded out the offence for the Hitmen (40-15-6). Brady Brassart chipped in with three assists. Colton McCarthy scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and Jack Rodewald also scored for the Warriors (15-35-9), who were 2 for 5 on the power play. http://www.stitchedmlbjerseys.com/?tag=cheap-pittsburgh-pirates-jerseys ;. "Were just throwing s--- at the wall hoping something sticks," said Tortorella about the possible line combinations for Fridays game against Columbus. The Canucks have lost five straight games and six of their last seven, leaving them in a logjam in the Pacific Division, currently sitting fifth - good for ninth in the Western Conference. (STATS) -- What Morehead State coach Rob Tenyer liked about his teams fourth-place prediction in the Pioneer Football League preseason poll is his players were probably disappointed by it.Never mind that its the highest prediction experienced by the players.Last season changed a lot for the Eagles as they posted their first winning season since 2007, going 7-4 and finishing third in the 11-team PFL.Morehead has to overcome the loss of 19 seniors in showing it can sustain success, but Tenyer has been impressed by the teams approach this offseason as it sets its sights on PFL title contention. Dayton, which represented the league in the 2015 FCS playoffs, and San Diego, the slight favorite in this years preseason poll, shared the title a year ago.Were in year four, Tenyer said. Our goal ultimately is to take the next step and I think we made some tremendous progress in our first three years.I think it all starts with your leadership. I was a little concerned heading into spring practice with just graduating 19 players. I thought our returning players, our veteran players, responded really well. I think were to the point now where we have some internal culture and our players police some things. I think weve gotten really good leadership.Even Morehead State legend Phil Simms has to be impressed by Eagles senior quarterback Austin Gahafer. The fourth-year starter, and the 2015 PFL offensive player of the year, is on pace to become the schools all-time leading passer.Following is a team-by-team breakdown of the 2016 Pioneer Football League race and STATS predicted order of finish:1. Dayton2. San Diego3. Morehead State4. Drake5. Butler6. Jacksonville7. Marist8. Campbell9. Stetson10. Valparaiso11. Davidson---=TEAM CAPSULES=1. DAYTON FLYERS=LOCATION: Dayton, OhioSTADIUM: Welcome StadiumCOACH: Rick Chamberlin (65-25 in eight seasons at Dayton)LAST SEASON: 10-2 overall, 7-1 PFL (Tie/1st)STARTERS RETURNING: 15 (8 offense/7 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Connor Kacsor, RB; Zac Morgan, OT; Danny Leach, FSONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Jimmy Vogel, OT, R-Sr. (All-PFL first team)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Chris Beaschler, LB, Sr. (112 TT, 8.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 4 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Alex Jeske, QB, R-So.; Tucker Yinger, RB, R-So.; Jack Adams, RB, R-Jr.; Tyler Tumpane, Slot, JR; Jack Euritt, WR, R-Jr.; Ian Palin, TE, R-Sr.; Shane Toub, C, R-Sr.; Ben Gauthier, OL, So.; Michael Gray, DE, R-Sr.; Nick Surges, DE, R-So.; Andy Carfagna, DT, R-Sr.; Miles Ashelman, DT, Sr.; Jack Crain, LB, R-Jr.; Cameron Stubbs, CB/KR, Sr.; Christian Searles, CB/RS, 5-9, 178, Jr.; William Will, PK, R-Sr.; Sean Smith, P, So.OUTLOOK: After starting last season with a 10-0 record, winning a share of the PFL title with San Diego and playing in the FCS playoffs for the first time (a 24-7 loss to Western Illinois), the Flyers appear primed for another banner season. Their PFL schedule is front-loaded with upper-tier opponents, including a visit to San Diego, and the road games will be challenging. The defense should shine as LBs Beaschler and Crain (105) both surpassed 100 tackles last season, while CBs Stubbs (seven) and Searles (five) combined on a dozen interceptions. The young offense has grown up fast after QB Jeske (194-for-327, 2,052 yards, 10 TDs, 10 INTs) and RB Yinger (731 yards, 3 TDs) played extensively as freshmen and WR Tumpane (48 receptions, 372 yards, 3 TDs) a sophomore last season. The kicking game is the best in the league as two-time All-PFL first-teamer Will was 17 of 23 on field goals and Smith averaged 41.7 yards on punts.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, Central StateSept. 10, Robert MorrisSept. 17, at DuquesneSept. 24, at San Diego*Oct. 1, Drake*Oct. 8, Morehead State*Oct. 15, at Jacksonville*Oct. 22, at Butler*Oct. 29, Stetson*Nov. 5, Valparaiso*Nov. 12, at Marist** -- PFL game---=2. SAN DIEGO TOREROS=LOCATION: San DiegoSTADIUM: Torero StadiumCOACH: Dale Lindsey (26-8 in three seasons at San Diego)LAST SEASON: 9-2 overall, 7-1 PFL (Tie/1st)STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (5 offense/8 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Chris Campano, FB; Pono Keni, OL; Jeff Starr, OLONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Anthony Lawrence, QB, R-So. (188-for-295, 2,392 yards, 23 TDs, 6 INTs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Jamal Agnew, CB, Sr. (30 TT, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 4 INTs, 11 PBU)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Jereke Armstrong, RB, R-Sr.; Jonah Hodges, RB, R-Sr.; Blake Martin, RB, R-Jr.; Brian Riley, WR, Sr.; Justin Priest, WR, Jr.; Jacob Arnell, WR/RS, Sr.; Ross Dwelley, TE, Jr.; Miles McArdle, OL, Jr.; Jonathan Peterson, DE, Jr.; Nic Henson, LB, R-Sr.; Alec Moreno, LB, R-Jr.; Devyn Bryant, CB, Sr.; Colton Giorgi, S, Jr.; Ray Clark, S, Jr.; Max Michaels, CB, Jr.OUTLOOK: A strong nucleus returns for a USD program that has won at least a share of four of the last five PFL titles. The Toreros were a slight favorite over Dayton in the leagues preseason poll. One of the keys is having a healthy Lawrence, the PFLs 2015 offensive freshman of the year who suffered a broken leg in the seasons final game. All of his skills position standouts return: RB Hodges only played in four games because of injury and will rejoin the rotation with Armstrong (662 yards, 7 TDs), while the productive trio of TE Dwelley and WRs Riley and Priest are coming off a combined 135 receptions and 14 touchdowns. The top eight tacklers return to the defense, including pass-rushing DE Peterson (16 TFL, 8 sacks) and shutdown CB Agnew. However, the key losses include four starters on the offensive line and three on the defensive line.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, Western New MexicoSept. 10, at Cal PolySept. 24, Dayton*Oct. 1, at Butler*Oct. 8, Davidson*Oct. 15, at Drake*Oct. 22, Valparaiso*Oct. 29, at Marist*Nov. 5, Universidad De Las Americas PueblaNov. 12, Stetson*Nov. 19, at Campbell** -- PFL game---=3. MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES=LOCATION: Morehead, KentuckySTADIUM: Jayne StadiumCOACH: Rob Tenyer (14-21 in three seasons at Morehead State)LAST SEASON: 7-4 overall, 6-2 PFL (3rd)STARTERS RETURNING: 10 (5 offense, 5 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Justin Cornwall, WR/RS; Luke Keller, LB; Justin Grier, DBONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Austin Gahafer, QB, Sr. (291-for-510, 3,244 yards, 24 TDs, 10 INTs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Ryan Bennett, LB, Sr. (96 TT, 4.5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 PBU, 1 QBH)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Lawrence Jones, RB, R-Jr.; Brent Holman, RB, So.; Jake Raymond, Slot, R-Sr.; Christian Robinson, WR, Jr.; Joby Embrey, TE, Jr.; C.J. Phillips, OL, R-Sr.; Liam Maloney, OL, R-Jr.; Colt Briggs, DT, R-Jr.; Dustin Casey, DE, R-Sr.; Matthew Brewer, LB, Sr.; Kameron Able, LB, R-Sr.; Dominic Iori, S, Sr.; Brandon Louder, S, R-Sr.; Sayyid Kanu, S, R-So.; Braylyn Cook, DB, Jr.; Pat DiSalvio, P, Sr.OUTLOOK: Following last years win total that was the Eagles highest since 2007, the Eagles have high hopes as record-breaking QB Gahafer moves into his fourth season as the starter. Hes passed for 8,514 career yards -- the most among active FCS players. He will be tested, though, because Cornwall and Tanner Napier dont return after combining for 133 receptions and 16 TDs. That makes WR Raymond (72 receptions, 722 yards, 6 TDs) the go-to target. The running game gets a big boost with the return of RB Jones, who was injured in 2015 spring practices and missed the season. In Jones absence, Holman rushed for 407 yards as a freshman. The defense, now being coordinated by linebackers coach Zack Moore, made great progress last season by forcing 28 turnovers, but it still has to give up fewer big plays. LB Bennett and DT Briggs both made the PFL preseason team. The PFL schedule doesnt include San Diego, but Dayton and Drake are on the road.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, at James MadisonSept. 10, VMISept. 17, Lincoln (Pa.)Sept. 24, at Drake*Oct. 1, Valparaiso*Oct. 8, at Dayton*Oct. 15, Marist*Oct. 22, Jacksonville*Nov. 5, at Butler*Nov. 12, Campbell*Nov. 19, at Davidson** -- PFL game---=4. DRAKE BULLDOGS=LOCATION: Des Moines, IowaSTADIUM: Drake StadiumCOACH: Rick Fox (12-10 in two seasons at Drake)LAST SEASON: 5-6 overall, 4-4 PFL (Tie/5th)STARTERS RETURNING: 10 (6 offense/4 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Andy Rice, QB; John Hugunin, LB; Brad Duwe, CBONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Eric Saubert, TE, R-Sr. (55 receptions, 580 yards, 7 TDs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Mack Marrin, DL, Sr. (49 TT, 12.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FR)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Cody Thibault, QB, R-Sr; Conley Wilkins, RB/KR, Sr.; Drew Lauer, RB, So.; Zach Zlabis, WR, R-Sr.; Keegan Gallery, WR, Sr.; Aaron Melton, OL, R-Sr.; Grant Snow, OL, Jr.; Nathan Clayberg, DT, Jr.; Tanner Evans, DL, Sr.; Taylor Coleman, LB, R-Sr.; Zac Rujawitz, LB, So.; Austin Dismond, DB, Jr.; Terry Wallen, DB, Jr.; Caz Zyks, DB, R-Sr.; Sean Lynch, DB, Jr.OUTLOOK: A win over rival Dayton to end last season was a highlight, but it didnt prevent the Bulldogs from having their first losing record in 12 years. More than half the starters departed, including three-year starting QB Rice. Thibault hopes to emerge from preseason competition as the new signal-caller, who will try to jump-start an offense that was seventh in the PFL in scoring (23.1 ppg) and total yards (364.5 ypg). Drake cant afford to surrender 40 sacks again. Wilkins (887 yards, 9 TDs) is among the best running backs in the league and All-America TE Saubert and Gallery (44 receptions, 536 yards, 1 TD) are a strong receiving duo. The defense lost do-everything standout Hugunin, but DE Marrin will chase another PFL sacks title. With DT Clayberg taking on a bigger role, the defensive line will be solid. There are two sub-Division I opponents in the first three games, so the Bulldogs should work their way back to a winning season.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, QuincySept. 10, at South Dakota StateSept. 17, McKendreeSept. 24, Morehead State*Oct. 1, at Dayton*Oct. 8, at Valparaiso*Oct. 15, San Diego*Oct. 29, Campbell*Nov. 5, at Jacksonville*Nov. 12, Butler*Nov. 19, at Stetson** -- PFL game---=5. BUTLER BULLDOGS=LOCATION: IndianapolisSTADIUM: Butler BowlCOACH: Jeff Voris (60-53 in 10 seasons at Butler; 75-87 overall)LAST SEASON: 6-5 overall, 4-4 PFL (Tie/5th)STARTERS RETURNING: 14 (5 offense/9 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Matt Shiltz, QB; Marquese Martin-Hayes, WR; Max Brodbeck, OLONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Michael Demos, OL, Sr. (2014 All-PFL first team)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Sean Horan, LB, Sr. (72 TT, 7 TFL, 1.5 PBU, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 4 QBH)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Malcolm Weaver, QB, Sr.; Anthony Scaccia, RB/PR, So.; Sam Schrader, RB, R-Jr.; Danny Cotter, WR, Sr.; Pace Temple, WR, So.; Jordan Ransone, DL, Sr.; Josh Willis, DL, Sr.; Ethan Brunhofer, LB, Jr.; David Starkey, LB, Sr.; Joe Hackett, OL, Sr.; Nestor Porres, OL, Sr.; Connor Andras, DL/LS, Jr.; Zach LaRoche, DB, Sr.; Isaak Newhouse, DB, Jr.; Taylor Wilson, DB, R-Jr.; Mike Cerone, DB, R-So.; Adam Chappelle, DB, R-Jr.OUTLOOK: Voris has made Butler a consistent program, guiding three PFL titles in his first 10 seasons. The Bulldogs have lost QB Shiltz, but Weaver saw a lot of action in 2014 and should fit in well as the new starter. He is excellent in running the read option. A healthier Schrader (knee) teamed with Scaccia at running back will give the offense a boost. Schrader was the teams offensive MVP two years ago, but only played in three games last season. Top OL Demos also is back to the lineup after missing last season with a back injury. The defense returns its eight leading tacklers from a year ago, led by LB Horan and also featuring DE Willis (seven sacks) on the pass rush. While the Bulldogs ranked fifth overall in the PFL in total defense (351.5 ypg), they were last against the pass.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, at Indiana StateSept. 10, Franklin CollegeSept. 17, at Taylor UniversitySept. 24, at Campbell*Oct. 1, San Diego*Oct. 8, Marist*Oct. 15, at Davidson*Oct. 22, Dayton*Oct. 29, at Valparaiso*Nov. 5, Morehead State*Nov. 12, at Drake** -- PFL game---=6. JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS=LOCATION: Jacksonville, FloridaSTADIUM: D.B. Milne FieldCOACH: Ian Shields (first season at Jacksonville; 16-6 overall)LAST SEASON: 9-2 overall, 6-2 (Tie/33rd, ineligible for PFL title)STARTERS RETURNING: 8 (5 offense/3 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Kade Bell, QB; Andy Jones, WR; Terrance Bryant, DB/PRONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Ulysses Bryant, RB, Sr. China MLB Jerseys. (156 carries, 763 yards, 4 TDs; 37 receptions, 378 yards, 3 TDs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Grady Redding, LB, Sr. (100 TT, 8 TFL, 1 sack, 5 PBU)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Rylan Wells, QB, R-Jr.; Jamal Adjamah, RB, So.; Frantz Caudio, RB, R-Sr.; Prince Gray, WR, So.; Brian Burnett, WR, Jr.; Ander Bodkin, OL, R-Jr.; Jake Dempsey, OL, So.; Tyler Havenner, DL, Jr.; Jareeq Crenshaw, DE/LB, R-Sr.; Justin Horton, LB, R-Sr.; Armani Sampson, DB, R-Sr.; K.J. Jenkins, DB, Sr.; Ryan Giaratano, P, Sr.OUTLOOK: Shields, the head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne the last two seasons, has replaced Kerwin Bell, whose last two seasons were marred by Jacksonvilles ineligibility for the PFL title because of mistakes in awarding financial aid. Eligible again, the PFL power is not expected to challenge for the title because its roster has changed a lot, including the addition of 46 freshmen. The Dolphins were picked eighth in the PFLs preseason poll, which stands out after they went 9-2 each of the last two seasons. The offensive star is RB Bryant, who will get a lot of touches in the up-tempo option offense. QB Wells (55-for-90, 967 yards, 8 TDs, 1 INT) will be at the controls with Adjamah (409 yards, 2 TDs) another key running back. Former Army coach Rich Ellerson is the defensive coordinator, but his unit has only three returning starters, led by leading tackler Redding. His running mate at linebacker, Malik Slater, who was second in tackles, is not back on the roster. The Dolphins have to cut down on last years league-high 101 penalties.SCHEDULE:Sept. 10, at LibertySept. 17, Edward WatersSept. 24, at Stetson*Oct. 1, DuquesneOct. 8, Campbell*Oct. 15, Dayton*Oct. 22, at Morehead State*Oct. 29, at Davidson*Nov. 5, Drake*Nov. 12, at Valparaiso*Nov. 19, Marist** -- PFL game---=7. MARIST RED FOXES=LOCATION: Poughkeepsie, New YorkSTADIUM: Leonidoff FieldCOACH: Jim Parady (124-126-1 in 24 seasons at Marist)LAST SEASON: 5-6 overall, 4-4 PFL (Tie/5th)STARTERS RETURNING: 12 (7 offense, 5 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Matt Tralli, WR; Demetrius Williams, DE; Zach Adler, FSONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Juston Christian, WR, So. (35 receptions, 826 yards, 6 TDs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Cameron Gibson, CB, Sr. (48 TT, 3 TFL, 2 INTs, 8 PBU, 1 BK)KEY PLAYERS: Mike White, QB, Jr.; Marcellus Calhoun, RB, Sr.; Lawrence Dickens, WR/KR, Jr.; Seamus Ryan, OT, Sr.; Ryan Schneider, OG/C, R-Sr.; Dan Njoku, NT, Sr.; Jimmy Braun, LB, Sr.; Ruben Avalos, LB, Sr.; Blaise Spinelli, LB, So.; Willie Barrett, LB, Jr.; Brandon Miller, CB, Sr.; Mike Marston, S, R-Sr.; Kwame Darko, S, Sr.; Jordyn Jean-Felix, S, Jr.; Mike Maccarone, PK, Sr.OUTLOOK: Parady is entering his 25th season at Marist and is one win shy of 125. The Red Foxes, in their eighth year in the PFL, have never been picked higher than sixth in the leagues preseason poll (it was sixth this year), but they often exceed expectations, bested by a share of the league title in 2013. They face a challenge this season following the loss of numerous fifth-year seniors. The offense will carry the team for a while with QB White (174-for-336, 2,564 yards, 14 TDs, 14 INTs) looking deep to Christian, whose 23.6 yards per reception as a freshman was No. 1 in the FCS. RB Calhoun (597 yards, 10 TDs) also knows how to find the end zone. The defensive line was decimated by graduation, so NT Njoku is asked to step into a leading role as a senior. LB Barrett returns after sitting out with an injury last year, while Gibson and Marston bring leadership to the secondary.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, BucknellSept. 10, GeorgetownSept. 17, at Sacred HeartOct. 1, Campbell*Oct. 8, at Butler*Oct. 15, at Morehead State*Oct. 22, Davidson*Oct. 29, San Diego*Nov. 5, at Stetson*Nov. 12, Dayton*Nov. 19, at Jacksonville** -- PFL game---=8. CAMPBELL FIGHTING CAMELS=LOCATION: Buies Creek, North CarolinaSTADIUM: Barker-Lane StadiumCOACH: Mike Minter (13-22 in three seasons at Campbell)LAST SEASON: 5-6 overall, 3-5 PFL (8th)STARTERS RETURNING: 12 (7 offense/5 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Kameron Bryant, QB; Greg Milhouse, Jr., DT; Ugonna Awuruonye, DEONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: DeShawn Jones, RB, Sr. (178 carries, 1,079 yards, 8 TDs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Jack Ryan, LB, R-So. (66 TT, 11.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 INTs, 5 QBH)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Elijah Burress, QB, R-Fr.; Ryan Turnage, QB, R-Sr.; Jared Joyner, RB, R-Sr.; Aaron Blockmon, WR, So.; Austin Fleming, TE, Sr.; Josh Hutto, OT, R-Jr.; Laurin OBriant, OT, R-Sr.; Brian Styffeler, OG, R-Jr.; Syd Holt, DE, R-Sr.; Rogers Clark, DE, R-Sr.; Isaiah King, DT, So.; Daniel Bostick, LB, Sr.; D.J. Jones, S, R-Sr.; Mitchell Brown, PK, Jr.; Carlos Merritt, S, R-Jr.; Dante Simmons, CB, R-Jr.; Jarrett Ozimek, P, R-Sr.OUTLOOK: Although Campbell has been growing as a program, the Camels lost too much talent after last season to be more than a mid-level PFL team this year. The losses are especially big on defense, with All-PFL talents Awuruonye and Milhouse and four-year starter Dwan Hanshaw gone from the defensive line and leading tackler Jake Barr gone from the secondary. At least the Camels defense has a young standout to build around in LB Ryan. On offense, the Camels will start a quarterback who has yet to take a snap in college, presumably Burress. Their attack will be centered around All-PFL first-team running back DeShawn Jones, who needs nine rushing yards to reach 2,000 in his career. Minter is seeking his first winning season with the Camels, who have six home games at popular Barker-Lane Stadium.SCHEDULE:Sept. 1, Bluefield CollegeSept. 10, at ChowanSept. 17, PresbyterianSept. 24, Butler*Oct. 1, at Marist*Oct. 8, at Jacksonville*Oct. 22, Stetson*Oct. 29, at Drake*Nov. 5, Davidson*Nov. 12, at Morehead State*Nov. 19, San Diego** -- PFL game---=9. STETSON HATTERS=LOCATION: DeLand, FloridaSTADIUM: Spec Martin Memorial StadiumCOACH: Roger Hughes (10-24 in three seasons at Stetson; 57-76 overall)LAST SEASON: 3-8 overall, 1-7 PFL (Tie/8th)STARTERS RETURNING: 17 (9 offense/8 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Ryan Tentler, QB; Ryan Powers, FS; Marlin Hall, SSONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Cole Mazza, RB, Sr. (78 carries, 277 yards, 9 TDs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Donald Payne, SS, Sr. (126 TT, 15 TFL, 1 sack, 2 INTs, 12 PBU, 5 QBH, 1 FR)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Colin McGovern, QB, Jr.; Arkee Brown, RB, So.; Mike Yonker, FB, Sr.; JaVonta Swinton, WR/KR, Jr.; Darian Wright, WR, Jr.; Kegan Moore, WR, Sr.; Chris Crawford, WR, Sr.; Patrick Fogarty, OL, Sr.; Davion Belk, DE, Sr.; Shayne White, DE, Sr.; Jeff Fallabel, DE, Jr.; David Lazear, LB, Sr.; Dylan Wydronkowski, LB, Sr.; Glenn Adesoji, SS, Sr.; Chris Atkins, FS, Sr.; Eric Martin, DB, Jr.OUTLOOK: With his fifth-year seniors and other upperclassmen set to lead the way, Hughes believes the Hatters fourth-year program is ready for a move up in the PFL standings. Of course, everybody is following Paynes lead. The All-America safety is a two-time PFL defensive player of the year and fills a box score unlike any defensive player in the FCS. DE Belk, who totaled 14.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks, joined Payne on the PFL preseason team. With Tentler leaving the program, QB McGovern (24-for-49, 269 yards, 4 INTs) is the new starter. He struggled last season, but will benefit from an improved offensive line. RB Mazza, who rushed for 922 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, missed about five games with turf toe. The Hatters have to cut down on turnovers and penalties, but they figure to be improved.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, Sacred HeartSept. 10, WarnerSept. 24, Jacksonville*Oct. 1, at Davidson*Oct. 8, at BrownOct. 15, Valparaiso*Oct. 22, at Campbell*Oct. 29, at Dayton*Nov. 5, Marist*Nov. 12, at San Diego*Nov. 19, Drake** -- PFL game---=10. VALPARAISO CRUSADERS=LOCATION: Valparaiso, IndianaSTADIUM: Brown FieldCOACH: Dave Cecchini (5-17 in two seasons at Valparaiso)LAST SEASON: 1-9 overall, 1-7 PFL (Tie/9th)STARTERS RETURNING: 12 (7 offense/5 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: Jake Hutson, RB; John Guilford, DL; Alex Green, LBONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Griff Norberg, FB, So. (PFL preseason first team)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: J.J. Nunes, DB, Sr. (76 TT, 4.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 1 FR, 2 FF)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: Ryan Clarke, QB, Jr.; Dalton Stokes, QB, R-So.; Grayson Bastin, RB, Sr.; Jean Rene, WR, So.; Frank Catrine, WR/PR, Jr.; Jarrett Morgan, WR/KR, Jr.; Bailey Gessinger, WR, Fr.; Brian Lang, OL, R-Jr.; Connor Rettig, OL, R-Jr.; Jack Jarnigan, OL, R-Fr.; Tristan De La Rosa, DL, Jr.; James Reed, DL, Fr.; Kye Hall, LB, Jr.; Mike Wheeler, LB, So.; Kellan Hughes, DB, Jr.; Joey Diaz-Martinez, DB, So.; Idode Kerbo, DB, Sr.OUTLOOK: Valpos encouraging first season (4-8) under Cecchini was followed by the usual struggles, but Cecchinis recruiting classes are building. The offensive line was young last season and improvement will allow QB Clarke (95-for-182, 980 yards, 10 TDs, 9 INTs) to connect with WRs Catrine and Rene, who combined on 75 catches and eight touchdowns last season. Clarke, though, is coming off a dislocated kneecap. Morgan, terrific on kickoffs, has been considered for a move from wide receiver to running back to aid a struggling part of the Crusaders offense (73.7 rushing yards per game). Norberg, the PFL preseason fullback, is not a rusher, but more a blocker and pass catcher out of the backfield. The big loss on defense was Green, the Crusaders first All-PFL first-team selection since 2006. DB Nunes has put together two straight excellent campaigns and seeks a big senior finish. The road schedule is daunting, but the home portion of it offers a chance for some wins.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, at Illinois StateSept. 10, at Sacred HeartSept. 17, Trinity International (Ill.)Sept. 24, Davidson*Oct. 1, at Morehead State*Oct. 8, Drake*Oct. 15, at Stetson*Oct. 22, at San Diego*Oct. 29, Butler*Nov. 5, at Dayton*Nov. 12, Jacksonville** -- PFL game---=11. DAVIDSON WILDCATS=LOCATION: Davidson, North CarolinaSTADIUM: Richardson StadiumCOACH: Paul Nichols (3-31 in three seasons at Davidson)LAST SEASON: 2-9 overall, 1-7 PFL (9th)STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (4 offense/9 defense)THREE KEY LOSSES: William Morris, WR; Jeffrey Keil, RB; Chris Woods, DEONE TO WATCH ON OFFENSE: Taylor Mitchell, QB, Jr. (145-for-287, 1,506 yards, 11 TDs, 11 INTs)ONE TO WATCH ON DEFENSE: Ben Hart, LB, Jr. (64 TT, 2 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF)OTHER KEY PLAYERS: John Cook, QB/P, Sr.; Cam Cheuvront, WR, Jr.; Nick Wheeler, WR, Jr.; Derek Jones, TE, Jr.; Chase Davis, OT, Sr.; Alex Behrend, DT, Sr.; Grant Polofsky, DT, Sr.; Thomas Sykes, DE, Jr.; James Gessner, LB, Sr.; Nate Casey, LB, Sr.; Jaylen Mize, DB, Sr.; Ryan Felice, DB, Sr.; Ben Rowell, DB/PR, Jr.; Trevor Smith, PK, Jr.; Conrad Mueller, LS, Jr.OUTLOOK: There was a better feel to the offseason after Nichols third year at Davidson ended with a win at Stetson -- his first both in the PFL and over an FCS program. The struggles will continue this year, but the Wildcats hope to add some more wins. Their offense averaged only 12.5 points and that was with a standout wide receiver in Morris, who has graduated. New offensive coordinator Vinny Marino will rely on a quarterback, Mitchell, who started to come into his own last season. But the Wildcats must do a better job at the line of scrimmage and develop some type of a running game. LB Hart, the teams leading tackler, is one of nine returning starters on defense. The Wildcats allowed over five yards a carry, so the improvement has to start up front.SCHEDULE:Sept. 3, at GeorgetownSept. 10, at Kentucky WesleyanSept. 17, LivingstoneSept. 24, at Valparaiso*Oct. 1, Stetson*Oct. 8, at San Diego*Oct. 15, Butler*Oct. 22, at Marist*Oct. 29, Jacksonville*Nov. 5, at Campbell*Nov. 19, Morehead State** -- PFL game Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '