On Saturday, October 28th 2017, the ASA Avengers (5-1, 1-0) face off with Monroe College (7-1, 0-1) at 3:30 PM ET. The game will be played at Joseph F. Fosina Field in New Rochelle, NY. The Avengers will clinch their third conference title with a victory. Their two previous conference titles came in 2012 and 2013. However, if Monroe defeats ASA, the Northeast Football conference would end with a three-way tie between ASA, Monroe and Lackawanna.
ASA has had a bye week to prepare for one of their biggest games of the season. The Avengers have now received votes for three consecutive wins following their win over #10 ranked Lackawanna. Monroe was ranked 15th just two weeks ago. Currently both ASA and Monroe are teams without a ranking who have received votes.
According to the NJCAA and the NEFC, "The Avengers are not just an offensive power as they are third in points allowed per game, 12.2; third in total yards allowed, 187.7; fourth in rushing yards allowed per game, 56.0; and 10th in passing yards allowed per game (131.7)."
Inside The Matchup:
When the two teams last met, Monroe defeated ASA 31-19 in October 2016.
The Monroe Mustangs lead the NJCAA in multiple defensive categories: points allowed per game, 10.5; rushing yards allowed per game, 27.9; and total yards allowed per game, 162.5; while the ASA offense is third in passing yards per game, 321.0; fourth in the nation in points per game, 49.2; and eighth in total yards per game (486.0). (NEFC/NJCAA)
How To Watch:
Live stream of the game will be available from Monroe College via https://team1sports.com/monroecollege/ while live stats will be available via http://www.sidearmstats.com/monroecollege/football/