September 1, 2013

Sunday's look back at Langston

SUNDAY POST-GAME NOTES

  • Northern Colorado played two true freshmen in the game in RB Darius Graham and DB JaMarcus Young. Graham is believed to be the first true freshman to play at running back since Billy Holmes in 1994.
  • Fifteen other players saw action in their first games for the Blue & Gold with two starting in OL Marcus Piechowski and LB Max Flores. DB Thomas Singleton, DB Brandon Lenoir, QB Tim Tancik, DB Tyler Bloyer, DB Taylor Risner, LB Lavell Sanders, FB Quinn Zamora, DE Kendall Gregory-McGhee, DT Nathan Shepherd, OL Austin Hendrickson, OL Sean McGill, DE Jason Link and DE Kyle Todd all played on Saturday.
  • Northern Colorado has now won four straight games, the longest winning streak since the 2003 team won its final four of the season.
  • Junior WR Dimitri Stimphil had 219 receiving yards, shattering his previous career high of 76 from 2011 at Eastern Washington. His total is also the eighth-highest in school history and the second-most since the Bears joined the Big Sky Conference in 2007.
  • Stimphil extends his active streak for games with a catch to 12 straight.
  • RB Darius Graham's 93 rushing yards are the most at the Division I level by a freshman in school history. The previous school record by a freshman was 84 yards by John Burnley against San Diego on Sept. 12, 2009.
  • Senior QB Seth Lobato completed 11 consecutive passes from the final drive of the second quarter through the first attempt in the fourth quarter. It is the longest streak of his career and the longest streak for a quarterback since UNC went Division I.
  • Lobato has also thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of the last nine games.
  • Lobato climbed one spot on the career total offense chart to fourth with 5,709 yards. He passes Tom Beck (1993-96) who had 5,520 yards in his career.
  • Senior K Dave Eden made all four of his point-after attempts to extend his consecutive streak to 34.
  • Eden now ranks 13th in career scoring at Northern Colorado with 143 points, passing Brian Donovan (1989-92) who scored 138.