2016 Tartan Football News

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    January 27, 2017
    40 Carnegie Mellon Football Players Recognized on PAC Academic Fall Honor Roll The Carnegie Mellon University football team landed 40 members on the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2016 semester. For the third consecutive fall, the Tartans had the most football players honored amongst the 11 schools that sponsor football in the PAC. Of the 40, 15 maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the first semester.
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    January 17, 2017
    Khoury Competes in Four Postseason Bowls Senior defensive end Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team participated in four postseason collegiate bowl games, in preparation for what he hopes translates to play at the next level.
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    December 19, 2016
    Benger Named Second Team D3football.com All-American Junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named a member of the 2016 D3football.com All-America team as announced Friday evening prior to the 2016 Stagg Bowl in Salem, Virginia. After landing a spot as honorable mention a year ago, Benger garnered second team accolades this season.
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    December 16, 2016
    Khoury Named 2016 Cliff Harris Award Finalist; Competes in Two Postseason Bowls Senior defensive end Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team has been named a national finalist for the 2016 Cliff Harris Award, which is presented to the top small college defensive player in the nation. The finalist list was announced Friday afternoon and this marks Khoury’s second straight season as a finalist.
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    December 12, 2016
    Benger Repeats as AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-American Junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team repeated as an AFCA Division III Coaches’ All-America as announced today by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Benger found a spot on the first team, as this marks the first season that the AFCA is selecting a first and second team. He is one of four repeat honorees and also one of four non-seniors named to the 25-member first-team squad.
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    December 06, 2016
    Four Tartans Named D3football.com All-South Region and ECAC All-Stars; Benger Named ECAC South Offensive Player of the Year For the second straight season, the Carnegie Mellon University football team had four members named to the D3football.com 2016 All-South Region Team. Heading the squad for the Tartans is junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) as a repeat first team selection. Benger was also named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Tartan to garner the award.
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    November 29, 2016
    Four Football Athletes Named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Four Carnegie Mellon University football athletes were honored with recognition on the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division III Football Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Three were named to the first team with one to the second team as senior Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) and junior Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) are repeat selections.
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    November 21, 2016
    Khoury and Renna Headline Yearly UAA Honors A pair of seniors, defensive lineman Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) and placekicker Gabe Renna (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon), of the Carnegie Mellon University football team headline the University Athletic Association (UAA) postseason awards. Khoury received Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second straight season while Renna was named Special Teams Player of the Year. The two are joined by 16 other Tartans who garnered recognition with 10 receiving first-team accolades.
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    November 20, 2016
    Football Falls 52-20 to Salisbury in 2016 ECAC Legacy Bowl The Carnegie Mellon University football team competed in the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Legacy Bowl on Sunday, and dropped a 52-20 decision to the Sea Gulls of Salisbury University. The game was held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
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    November 16, 2016
    Tartans to Play Salisbury in ECAC Legacy Bowl The Carnegie Mellon University football team will play Salisbury University in the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Legacy Bowl Championship Sunday, November 20. Kick is set for 11:00 a.m. on the turf at Franklin Field on the campus of University of Pennsylvania, who are serving as host in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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    November 15, 2016
    Benger Repeats as PAC Offensive Player of the Year; Tartans Place 13 on All-PAC Team For the second consecutive year, junior Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Offensive Player of the Year. In total 13 Tartans received All-PAC distinction for the 2016 season, as announced by the conference office following voting by the league coaches on Tuesday, November 15. Of the 13, three others join Benger on the first team, five on the second team and four were named honorable mention. After starting the season 2-3, the Tartans won their last five regular season contests to finish with a mark of 7-3 overall and 6-2 in the PAC, tied for third.
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    November 14, 2016
    Football Earns Second Straight ECAC Bowl Bid After finishing the regular season with a 7-3 overall record for the second straight season and winners of five straight, the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to play in the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Legacy Bowl Championship Sunday, November 20 against Salisbury University. The Tartans will look to defend their Legacy Bowl title from last year when they defeated Bridgewater State, 48-13, New Britain, Connecticut.
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    November 12, 2016
    Tartans Win 31st Academic Bowl with 26-21 Victory at No. 21 Case Western Reserve; Benger Becomes All-Time Rushing Leader The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University for the 31st Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 12. For the second straight season, the Tartans won a thriller over the 21st-ranked Spartans, 26-21, and claimed a share of the UAA championship. The Association title marks the 10th in program history. The contest counts towards both the PAC and UAA standings.
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    November 09, 2016
    Tartans Have a Ball Supporting Children’s Hospital Carnegie Mellon University football team captain Samer Abdelmoty has some dates he’d like you to keep — 365 of them to be exact.
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    November 09, 2016
    Football Travels to Case Western Reserve in 31st Annual Academic Bowl The Carnegie Mellon University football will travel to Cleveland, Ohio, to play Case Western Reserve University in the 31st Annual Academic Bowl for its final game of the season Saturday, November 12. The Tartans enter Saturday’s contest with a 6-3 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) while holding a 1-1 record in the University Athletic Association (UAA). Case Western Reserve is 9-0, 7-0 (PAC) and 2-0 (UAA)
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    November 08, 2016
    Brittain and Kohman Receive National Weekly Football Recognition Carnegie Mellon University junior outside linebacker Kyle Brittain (Largo, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic) and junior punter Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) were recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week following their play on the field in the Tartans’ 37-24 come-from-behind victory at University of Chicago on Saturday, November 5.
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    November 07, 2016
    Three Tartans Earn Weekly Football Honors The Carnegie Mellon University football team had three players recognized for their play on the field in the Tartans’ 37-24 come-from-behind victory at University of Chicago on Saturday, November 5. All three played a huge factor in the Tartans scoring 30 unanswered points, including four touchdowns in an 8:28 span. Junior outside linebacker Kyle Brittain (Largo, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic) along with freshman returner William Richter (Leander, Texas/Cedar Park) were recognized by the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) as Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week while Brittain was joined by junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) in garnering University Athletic Association (UAA) weekly awards. Brittain was named Defensive Athlete of the Week while Benger was named Offensive Athlete of the Week.
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    November 05, 2016
    Tartans Score 30 Unanswered in 37-24 Win at Chicago The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to the University of Chicago on Saturday, November 5 and scored 30 unanswered points, including four touchdowns in a span of 8:28, to walk away with a 37-24 win in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The Tartans are 6-3 overall and 1-1 in UAA play, maintaining a mark of 5-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC). The Maroons move to 4-5, 0-2.
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    November 03, 2016
    Football Lands Eight Players on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team For the second straight year, the Carnegie Mellon University football team had eight members named to the Academic All-District football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday, November 3. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
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    November 02, 2016
    Football Heads to Windy City for UAA Contest The Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, November 5 to play the Maroons of the University of Chicago in University Athletic Association (UAA) action. The Tartans will look for their fourth straight win this season and first victory in the Windy City since 2011.
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    November 01, 2016
    Khoury Receives PAC and UAA Weekly Defensive Honors Carnegie Mellon University senior defensive end Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) was recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and University Athletic Association as Defensive Player of the Week following his play in the Tartans win over Westminster College Saturday, October 29.
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    October 29, 2016
    Cline Throws Four Touchdowns in Tartans' 35-23 Win Over Westminster The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Westminster College and defeated the Titans, 35-23, Saturday, October 29 during the university’s Homecoming Weekend. The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) win moves the Tartans’ record to 5-3 overall and 5-2 in PAC play while Westminster drops its second contest of the year and is now 6-2, 4-2.
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    October 26, 2016
    Football to Play Westminster on Senior Day The Carnegie Mellon University football team will conclude its home schedule on Saturday, October 29 when the Titans of Westminster College travel to Pittsburgh. Kick is set for 1:00 p.m. on the turf of Gesling Stadium.
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    October 25, 2016
    Benger Named PAC Offensive Player of the Week Carnegie Mellon University junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) was recognized by the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) as Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the Tartans’ 49-33 win over Thiel College Saturday, October 22. The award marked the second time Benger has received it this season.
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    October 22, 2016
    Lackner Reaches 200 Wins as Tartans Defeat Thiel 49-33 Carnegie Mellon University head football coach Rich Lackner reached 200 wins in his career, as the Tartans defeated the Thiel College Tomcats 49-33 on Saturday, October 22 on the turf of Gesling Stadium. The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) victory moves the Tartans record to 4-3 and 4-2 in PAC play while the Tomcats are now 2-5, 1-4.
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    October 22, 2016
    Rich Lackner Records Milestone 200th Victory With the 49-33 victory over Thiel today by the Tartans, Carnegie Mellon University head coach Rich Lackner became the 79th football coach in NCAA history to amass 200 wins. Coach Lackner is one of 13 active head coaches among all divisions with 200 career victories, and he is tied for third place among active Division III head coaches in total career wins.
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    October 19, 2016
    Football Entertains Thiel The Carnegie Mellon University football team will host the Tomcats of Thiel College on Saturday, October 22 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. The Tartans enter the contest following a 29-10 win at Geneva while the Tomcats dropped a 48-21 contest at Case Western Reserve this past Saturday.
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    October 18, 2016
    Renna and Brittain Named UAA Athletes of the Week Carnegie Mellon University senior placekicker Gabe Renna (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) and junior outside linebacker Kyle Brittain (Largo, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic) were recognized by the University Athletic Association (UAA) for their play in the Tartans’ 29-10 win at Geneva College Saturday, October 15. Renna picked up his third honor as Special Teams Athlete of the Week and second straight while Brittain is honored as Defensive Athlete of the Week for the first time this season.
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    October 15, 2016
    Strong Defense Leads to a 29-10 Carnegie Mellon Victory at Geneva The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Saturday, October 15 to play the Golden Tornadoes of Geneva College and walked away with a 29-10 victory in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest. The Tartans are now 3-3 and 3-2 in PAC play while Geneva moves to 2-4, 1-3.
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    October 12, 2016
    Football Looks to Even Record at Geneva Saturday The Carnegie Mellon University football team will head to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Saturday, October 15 to play Geneva College in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) contest. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. on the turf at Reeves Field.
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    October 11, 2016
    Renna Garners Two Special Teams Player of the Week Honors Senior placekicker Gabe Renna (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and the University Athletic Association (UAA) Special Teams Player of the Week. Renna earns the honor following his play in the Tartans’ 55-52 double overtime setback at Washington & Jefferson College this past Saturday.
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    October 08, 2016
    Prather Records Career Highs as Football Falls in Double Overtime at Washington & Jefferson; Khoury Sets Sack Record The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Washington & Jefferson College for a President’ Athletic Association (PAC) showdown and dropped a 55-52 double overtime thriller. The loss moves the Tartans record to 2-3, 2-2 while the Presidents are now 4-1, 2-1.
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    October 05, 2016
    Football Heads to Washington & Jefferson The Carnegie Mellon University football team will look for its third Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) win, on Saturday, October 8, when the Cardinal and Gray travel to Washington & Jefferson College. The Tartans will enter the contest with an overall mark of 2-2 and a PAC record of 2-1 while W&J holds a record of 3-1, 1-1.
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    October 04, 2016
    Benger and Richter Receive PAC Weekly Recognition; Richter Named UAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week Carnegie Mellon University junior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) along with freshman returner William Richter (Leander, Texas/Cedar Park) were recognized by the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) for their play in the Tartans’ 49-26 win over Bethany College Saturday, October 1. Benger was named PAC Offensive Player of the Week while Richter was honored as the PAC Rookie of the Week. Richter was also named University Athletic Association (UAA) Special Teams Athlete of the Week.
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    October 01, 2016
    Football Evens Record with 49-26 Win Over Bethany The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Bison of Bethany College on Saturday, October 1 in the Fifth Annual Cindy Lackner Memorial Game and came away with a 49-26 victory. The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) victory evens the Tartans overall record at 2-2 and moves the Cardinal and Gray to 2-1 in PAC play while Bethany is now 1-3, 1-2.
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    September 29, 2016
    Khoury Selected as a William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation and is prominently displayed inside its official home at the New York Athletic Club. Carnegie Mellon's senior defensive end Brian Khoury (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) is one of 33 Division III players on the list of 156 student-athletes.
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    September 28, 2016
    Football Welcomes Bethany to Gesling Stadium in 5th Annual Cindy Lackner Memorial Game (PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University football team will host the Bison of Bethany College on Saturday, October 1 in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest. Saturday marks the 5th Annual Cindy Lackner Memorial Game held at Gesling Stadium. Both teams will be seeking their second win of the season, as the Tartans enter Saturday’s game with a record of 1-2 and 1-1 in PAC play. Bethany travels to Pittsburgh with a record of 1-3, 0-2.
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    September 27, 2016
    Renna Tabbed UAA Special Teams Player of the Week Senior placekicker Gabe Renna (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Special Teams Player of the Week. Renna earns the honor following his play in the Tartans’ 20-16 setback at 18th-ranked Thomas More College this past Saturday.
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    September 24, 2016
    Football Drops Hard Fought Battle at #18 Thomas More The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to 18th-ranked Thomas More College on Saturday, September 24 and dropped a 20-16 hard fought battle to the Saints in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. Carnegie Mellon is now 1-2 overall and 1-1 in PAC play while the Saints improve to 3-1, 2-0.
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    September 21, 2016
    Football Travels to #18 Thomas More The Carnegie Mellon University football team will play its first road contest of the season Saturday, September 24 when the Tartans travel to Crestview Hills, Kentucky to play the 18th-ranked Saints of Thomas More College. Kick is set for 12:00 p.m. on the turf of BB&T Field on the campus of Thomas More.
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