Senior Day at Colgate


This past weekend Colgate football had a bye week and took the extra time to rest and game plan for the Bucknell Bison.  Defensively, the Bison play in a 4-2 front and have eight men in the box for the majority of the game.  When they differentiate from their 4-2 front, the Bison blitz nearly seventy-five percent while utilizing their physical defensive line.  Upfront, their defensive tackle, Anthony De La Rosa is the best in the league.  He is physical, has a burst off the ball, and is an overall excellent player.  When the schedule came out early in the summer I was very excited to see that I will play the final game of my career against the best in the league.  The last two years have been a battle and I look forward to more of the same on Saturday.
Tomorrow I play my final game and it is amazing how fast these four years have passed.  In reflection, I can honestly say that on collegiate signing day placing a Colgate cap atop of my head and was the best decision I have made.  I will never forget the memories and thank all of those who have supported me through out my career.
I will write next week and let you know the outcome of Saturday’s game.  Have a great weekend.
All the best,
Kevin
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Kevin Morgan is a senior at Colgate University majoring in Political Science and plays center for the Colgate Raiders football team. He is currently the New Leadership Advisor for the Colgate chapter of Uplifting Athletes and is also a a two-term past president. He is also Delta Upsilon’s Philanthropy Chair and is a member of the Student Athletes Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Colgate Football Update


This past Saturday, Colgate Football suffered an over time loss to the Lafayette Leopards.
The first half ended at a 7-7 tie as each offense moved the ball but struggled to find substantial footing.  The second half began and the tempo immediately picked up.  Each team matched the score of the other as it began to appear that whoever had the final possession would win the game.  A Jordan McCord and Joe Uglietto touchdown and extra respectively point, respectively, gave Colgate a 24-17 lead with 1:35 remaining in regulation.  However it was not enough as Lafayette moved the ball down the field to tie the game with :30 remaining.
In over time, Lafayette scored a touchdown on their first possession and for the first time, Colgate’s offense was unable to answer.  After a critical fourth down catch by sophomore Dan Casson to keep the game alive, quarterback Gavin McCarney threw an interception that was eventually returned 100 yards for an additional Lafayette score.  The loss was difficult to handle as Colgate’s offense out gained Lafayette 490 yards to 361 yards and won the time of possession battle 35:00 minutes to 25:00 minutes.  Our record now sits at 4-6.  This will be the second losing season in Coach Biddle’s 16 year tenure.
Colgate football has a bye this week and is resting up for our season finale against Bucknell at Andy Kerr Stadium.  The team will practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday in preparation for Bucknell’s physical defense.  Their defensive line is the best we will face all year and I can not think of a better way to end my career than against the best of the league.  Although the season has not gone nearly as expected, the seniors have the team up and ready to finish the year off right.
I look forward to writing you next week as we further prepare for Bucknell.
All the best,
–Kevin
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Kevin Morgan is a senior at Colgate University majoring in Political Science and plays center for the Colgate Raiders football team. He is currently the New Leadership Advisor for the Colgate chapter of Uplifting Athletes and is also a a two-term past president. He is also Delta Upsilon’s Philanthropy Chair and is a member of the Student Athletes Advisory Committee (SAAC).
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Bouncing Back


Greetings from Colgate!

Last week, Colgate football fell to the Georgetown Hoyas in a pivotal Patriot League match up. The offense did not have an answer for the movement and scheme of their defensive line and our defense was placed in tough situations the entire game. Quarterback Gavin McCarney made his first start since separating his shoulder against Monmouth and was able to play for two and a half quarters.  As we fell behind early, our offense was forced to attempt more aggressive passing plays that Gavin’s arm was not ready to perform.  With Gavin out freshman quarterback Ryan Smith entered the game as things got out of hand.

This week, No. 6/7 Lehigh comes to Hamilton, NY to play in snow covered Andy Kerr Stadium. We are excited to play against such great competition and I believe we have a plan in place that will put our team in a great position to pull the upset. We will attempt to stretch them horizontally with a mid zone run game and then take advantage of their weaker defensive back field. After last season’s difficult loss at Lehigh we are eager to take the field Saturday at noon.

Lehigh has “Hate the ‘gate” week, Colgate football is ready to show that the feelings are more than mutual.

I hope you have a great weekend, and I look forward to writing you next week after an amazing win over Lehigh.

All the best,

—Kevin


Kevin Morgan is a senior at Colgate University majoring in Political Science and plays center for the Colgate Raiders football team. He is currently the New Leadership Advisor for the Colgate chapter of Uplifting Athletes and is also a a two-term past president. He is also Delta Upsilon’s Philanthropy Chair and is a member of the Student Athletes Advisory Committee (SAAC).