Battlers and Cavaliers Close G-MAC Slate

Battlers and Cavaliers Close G-MAC Slate

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - Following a thrilling 27-24 win over Kentucky Wesleyan last week, the Walsh Cavaliers football team heads to West Virginia for the G-MAC finale against the Alderson Broaddus Battlers. Kickoff on Saturday (Nov. 9) is set for 1:00 PM from AB MultiSport Performance Stadium. 

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

The Opening Kickoff

  • Walsh snapped a three-game losing streak as they rallied for a 27-24 win over Kentucky Wesleyan in the home finale last week. The Cavaliers scored 21 unanswered points and won the game with 13 seconds on the clock. 
  • Nick Gassman found Quinn Thomas in the left corner of the endzone for the 11-yard game-winning touchdown. Gassman completed nine passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.
  • Koby Adu-Poku was named G-MAC Offensive Player of the Week after he accumulated 276 all-purpose yards. He caught four passes for 128 yards (scoring on two of them), ran the ball 16 times for 64 yards and had 85 yards of kickoff returns. 
  • Devin Kenerly had nine carries for 53 yards, including a 28-yard TD run in the third quarter. 
  • The offense set a season-high with 373 total yards of offense (199 passing/174 rushing).
  • Morgan Trust earned G-MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors following a night of seven tackles, two TFL and 1.5 sacks. He leads the G-MAC with 8.5 sacks this season. 
  • This is the third matchup with Alderson Broaddus and the first that will occur away from Canton. The first three matchups have been in Canton, where Walsh is 2-0. 
Countdown to Kickoff
  • 1345: All-Purpose Yards by Koby Adu-Poku (2nd in G-MAC)
  • 373: Total offensive output against Kentucky Wesleyan (season-high)
  • 219: Miles separating the campuses of Alderson Broaddus and Walsh
  • 139: Wins in program history
  • 128: Receiving yards by Koby Adu-Poku on four catches (2 TD)
  • 26: Sacks by the Cavaliers defense this season (leads G-MAC)
  • 25: 2019 is the 25th season of Walsh football
  • 11.5: Tackles for loss by Leondre Crosby this season (3rd in G-MAC) 
  • 8.5: Sacks by Morgan Trust this season (1st in G-MAC)
  • 3: Third meeting between Alderson Broaddus and Walsh
  • 2: G-MAC Players of the Week last week (Koby Adu-Poku: Offensive and Morgan Trust: Defensive)

The Opposition

  • Alderson Broaddus is 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the G-MAC this season. The Battlers dropped a 56-21 decision to Hillsdale last week.
  • Joe Czelusniak leads the offense with 1,661 passing yards on 144 completions with 10 TD's and 14 interceptions.
  • Nicolas Bishop leads the rushing game with 335 yards on 68 carries.

Walsh will head West to St. Louis for the season finale as they begin a series with the Missouri Baptist Spartans. The season finale will take place on Saturday (Nov. 16) at 1:00 PM.