Brown and Rhode Island To Light Up The Night

Brown and Rhode Island To Light Up The Night

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Providence, Rhode Island - The East Side of Providence will be lit up for the second straight season on Saturday, October 1, when Brown squares off against URI in the second ever night game at historic Brown Stadium, which opened 86 years ago in 1925. The game is presented by Dexter Credit Union, and will be televised live on myRITV, with kick-off at 6:00 p.m. Last year's inaugural night game against Harvard drew a near sellout crowd of 17,350, the largest attended sporting event in the State of Rhode Island in 2010. Three banks of Musco lights will illuminate Brown Stadium, with two banks of temporary lights towering above the stadium on the home side, and one on the visitors side.


The Records:  Brown (1-1) dropped a 24-7 decision at Harvard last Friday evening, turning the ball over five times to the Crimson.  URI (1-2) earned its first victory with a late touchdown to rally for a 21-17 win over Fordham.


myRITV:  Saturday's match-up between Brown and URI for the Governor's Cup will be televised live on myRITV. Broadcast in High Definition, Eyewitness Sports Director Eric Murphy will call the play and sports radio host Andy Gresh will provide color commentary. myRITV can be found on the following local cable channels: Verizon - 514 (HD), 14  (SD); COX - 1015 (HD), 811(SD); Comcast - 820 (HD), 292 (SD); Full Channel - 191 (SD); Charter - 113 (SD); Off Air - 64.2.

The Governor's Cup History – 96th Meeting: Brown and Rhode Island have met 95 times, dating back to 1909, with the Bears holding a 67-26-2 series advantage over the Rams. Last year, URI came away with a 27-24 win in overtime at Meade Stadium. In 2009, Brown won the Governor's Cup with a 28-20 victory over the Rams at Brown Stadium. Historically, Brown won the first 23 meetings between the two teams, the first 16 by shutout.  The Bears and Rams met continuously for 67 years, from 1925 to 1991, but a scheduling snafu temporarily disrupted the series.  The series resumed in 1993 and the two teams are scheduled to play at least through the year 2017.  Two previous Rhode Island Governors have played in the Governor's Cup game: Phil Noel, Brown Class of  1954, and Donald Carcieri, Brown Class of 1965.

Last Year's Game: In a hard-fought battle for the Governor's Cup, Brown's overtime field goal didn't match a Rhode Island touchdown, as the Bears dropped their first game of the season, 27-24, in overtime before a sellout crowd of 7,622 at Meade Stadium. Senior All-Ivy quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero, making his first start of the season, had a big day for the Bears, completing 25 of 40 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns. He was injured on Brown's last offensive play of regulation and did not play in overtime.


All-Ivy QB Kyle Newhall-Caballero Returns:­   Senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) passed for 269 yards and a touchdown in last week's game against Harvard.  He

was named the Ivy league's Player of the Week and New England Football Writers Gold Helmet Award winner as the outstanding player in New England after throwing for three touchdowns against Stony Brook, including the game-winning 12-yard touchdown pass with 3:06 remaining.  He also threw touchdown passes of 38 and 46 yards and completed 22 of 37 passes for 292 yards. The Ivy League's first team All-Ivy quarterback in 2009, Newhall-Caballero's 2010 season was almost over before it started.  He broke his hand in the first week of pre-season camp, returned to play half of Brown's win over Harvard, and broke his wrist on the last play of regulation in Brown's third game against Rhode Island, missing the remainder of the season.  He passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns against the Rams.  In 2009, Newhall-Caballero completed 259 of 413 passes for 2,709 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was second in the nation in completions (25.9 per game), 10th in total offense (281.4 yards per game), and 12th nationally in passing yards (270.9 yards per game). Newhall-Caballero's 259 completions in 2009 were seventh for a single season in the Ivy football history. He also set an Ivy League record with 46 completions against Holy Cross. 



1.         9,294                 James Perry                                97-98-99

2.         6,739                 Jason McCullough           94-95-96

3.         5,763                 Michael Dougherty           06-07-08

4.         5,475                 Joe DiGiacomo               04-05-06

5.         5,007                 Kyle Slager                                02-03

6.         3,677                 Kyle Newhall-Caballero  09-10

7.         3,313                 Eric Webber                    97-98-00

8.         3,015                 Pete Beatrice                   72-73-74

9.         2,954                 Joe Potter                       81-82-83

10.       2,781                 Larry Carbone                 78-79-80



1.         789                               James Perry                                97-98-99

2.         520                               Jason McCullough           94-95-96

3.         487                               Michael Dougherty          06-07-08

4.         449                               Kyle Slager                                02-03

5.         401                               Joe DiGiacomo               04-05-06

6.         341                               Kyle Newhall-Caballero  09-10

7.         306                               Eric Webber                    97-98-00

7.         232                               Joe Potter                       81-82-83

8.         226                               Pete Beatrice                   72-73-74

9.         210                               Bob Hall                        63-64-65

10.       205                                Larry Carbone                 78-79-80




Brown Football Interactive Magazine: Brown Athletics launched a bold initiative to present its athletic teams in a modern, interactive mode with the release of the Football Interactive Magazine, which is available for view on The Brown football interactive magazine is available by clicking on the Interactive Magazine link under Team Information. Here's the link to the football magazine:


Night, Night, Night:  Brown opens its season with three straight night games for the first time ever. The Bears played at Stony Brook on 9/17 (6:00 p.m.), opened up their Ivy season at Harvard on Friday, 9/23 (7:00 p.m.), and return home for the second ever night game at Brown Stadium against Rhode Island on Saturday, 10/1 (6:00 p.m.) in the battle for the Governor's Cup.


Saros Catches On:  All-Ivy wide receiver Jimmy Saros (Grosse Point Park, MI) had 10 catches for 80 yards, both career highs, against Harvard last week.  Last year, Saros caught 42 passes, seventh best in the Ivy League, for 481 yards, with four touchdowns


Quarterbacks In Waiting: Junior Patrick Donnelly (Longmeadow, MA), a passing and running threat, saw valuable action in 2010. Donnelly completed 43 of 81 passes for 411 yards and a touchdown, while running for 114 yards. Also competing for time under center are junior quarterback John Ryan (Exton, PA), who passed for one touchdown and ran for another in the Spring Game, and junior Alexander Phelan (Walpole, MA).


2011 Honors and Awards:

9-17-11           Kyle Newhall-Caballero, QB              Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week

                                                                                    NE Football Writers Gold Helmet Award

                        Matt O'Donnell, LB                            Ivy League Honor Roll

9-23-11           Nathan Lovett, P                                 Ivy League Honor Roll

                        Clayton McGrath, DE                         Ivy League Honor Roll


All-Ivy Returnees: The Bears' offensive fortunes could hinge on the successful return of first team All-Ivy quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ), who was able to play in parts of just two games last year before being sidelined due to injury. Brown's offense also returns first team All-Ivy wide receiver Alex Tounkara-Kone (Staten Island, NY) senior honorable mention All-Ivy wide receiver Jimmy Saros (Grosse Pointe Park, MI), senior honorable mention All-Ivy tailback Mark Kachmer (Wheaton, IL), and senior honorable mention All-Ivy center Jack Geiger (Whitefish Bay, WI). Brown's defensive unit returns six starters, including three All-Ivy players, led by first team All-Ivy junior defensive back AJ Cruz (Lake Forest, CA), senior second team All-Ivy safety Steve Peyton (Woodland, CA) and honorable mention All-Ivy defensive end Clay McGrath (Longmeadow, MA).


Tounkara-Kone Picks Up Where He Left Off:  Senior wide receiver Alex Tounkara-Kone (Staten Island, NY) turned in another outstanding performance against Stony Brook, making seven receptions for 149 yards, while hauling in touchdown passes of 38 and 46 yards. Tounkara, a first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection for the Bears in 2010, ranked among the nation's top wide receivers with 61 receptions, 18th best in the country and second in the Ivy League.  His 84.20 yards per game were also second in the Ivy League and 19th nationally.


Lundevall Makes Game-Winning Catch:  Junior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall (Highland Park, IL) made the biggest reception of his career, a 12-yard touchdown catch against Stony Brook that rallied the Bears to a 21-20 victory over the Seawolves.  He had four receptions for 67 yards, including a 30-yard TD reception vs. Harvard.  In 2010, Lundevall impressed the coaching staff with 32 catches for 370 yards and two touchdowns.


Brown Head Coach Phil Estes: 14th-year head coach Phil Estes, the 19th head coach and second winningest coach in Brown football history (79 career wins), has brought the Brown football program to an unprecedented level of success, winning three Ivy League Championships (1999, 2005 and 2008), including Brown's first ever Ivy outright title in 2005.  He helped guide Brown's Class of 2009 to two Ivy League titles, the first class in Brown football history to win two Ivy Championships. Estes' Brown teams have also finished second three times and third four times, while compiling an impressive 78-51 overall mark (.605) in 13 seasons.  He has also coached and recruited Brown's only four Ivy Players of the Year: Sean Morey '99, James Perry '00, Nick Hartigan '06 and Buddy Farnham '10. A former offensive coordinator at the University of New Hampshire, Estes was also the Bears' recruiting coordinator for four years (1994-1997) and coached the running backs for three years.


Local Players To Contribute:  Brown has two from Rhode Island on its 2011 roster: senior All-Ivy punter Nathan Lovett (East Providence) and sophomore defensive tackle Brett Polacek (Providence).  Sophomore defensive end Michael Yules hails from South Dartmouth, MA and played at Moses Brown.   All three are listed on Brown's 2-deep this week.


Offensive Front: Senior All-Ivy center Jack Geiger (Whitefish Bay, WI) returns to anchor the offensive line at center. Geiger had a terrific season in helping Brown's passing offense to an Ivy League leading 244.3 yards per game, while allowing just 10 quarterback sacks.  Senior Luke Landers (Friendswood, TX) had a solid junior campaign, and will start at right guard for the Bears, while senior Evan Johnson (Kettering, OH) also earned several starts at guard, and is Brown's starting left guard. Juniors Jack Templeton (Ramsey, NJ) and Cole Hooper (Oklahoma City, OK) have earned starts at the tackle positions.


Norocea Gets His Kicks: The Brown kicking game is in the capable hands of sophomore All-Ivy kicker Alex Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA), the Ivy League's kick-scoring leader with 7.1 points per game, who connected on 15 of 21 field goals and 26 of 27 extra points in his inaugural season with the Bears.  He ranked seventh nationally in field goals with 1.50 per game.  His 15 field goals rank second best in Brown football history, and seventh in the Ivy League record book, while his 71 kick-scoring points are 15th in Ivy history.  Additionally, Norocea's 12 field goals in Ivy games are second best in Ivy history.  A two-time Ivy League Rookie and Special Teams Player of the Week, Norocea booted a Brown record five field goals vs. Harvard, and a season long 45-yard field goal against Cornell.


Co-Captains:  Providing leadership for this year's team are senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Gilbert, AZ) and senior defensive tackle Kyle Rettig (Clearwater, FL).  


Gotta Lovett: Two-time All-Ivy senior punter Nate Lovett (East Providence, RI) ranks second in the Ivy league with 43.7 yards per punt, and leads the league with six punts inside the opponents 20 yard line.  He had a big day against Harvard, punting seven times for a 43.7 yards per punt average.  He twice pinned Harvard at the Crimson five yard line and one at the seven.  He also punted well against Stony Brook with three punts for an average of 43.7 yards per kick, including a long boot of 53 yards.  He ranked second in the Ivy League with an average of 42.1 yards per punt in 2010. He had four punts of 50 or more yards, including a  season-long 57 yard boot against Harvard and 55-yards against Princeton. Lovett's strongest game came against Dartmouth where he punted for a 45.2 yards per punt average, with a 53-yard boot.


Two-Time All-Ivy AJ Cruz: Brown's defensive secondary ranked number one in the Ivy League in pass efficiency defense a year ago, and was led by junior two-time All-Ivy corner back AJ Cruz (Lake Forest, CA). Cruz made nine tackles against Harvard, returned three punts 26 yards and brought back five kickoffs 92 yards.  He stepped in to make seven tackles against Stony Brook and also returned punts for the Bears.  A first team All-Ivy selection in 2010 after earning second team All-Ivy honors in 2009, Cruz made 33 tackles, led the Bears with eight pass break-ups, and tied for the team lead with two interceptions. He also returned kickoffs for the Bears, with 13 kickoff returns for 295 yards, including a 45-yard return against Princeton.


O'Donnell and Smithwick Step Up At Linebacker:  Brown's senior linebackers Daniel Smithwick (Danville, CA) and Matt O'Donnell (Tipton, IA) turned in strong performances against a strong Stony Brook rushing attack. O'Donnell had 10 tackles against Harvard, and led the Bears against Stony Brook with 12 tackles, including seven solo stops and two tackles for a loss of six yards.  Smithwick, who had five tackles vs. Harvard,  made nine total tackles vs. Stony Brook, including one for a loss, and recovered a fumble for the Bears.


How Do You Say That?

Caballaro                                 ca – ba- yair – oh

Giovacchini                             joe-vack- keen-nee

Norocea                                   nor-row-cha

Pakan                                      Pay-kin

Tounkara - Kone                     Toon-kara – cone-ee

Polley                                      pah-lee

Patxi Colbern                          poch-ee Colbern


Top Tackler Peyton Returns: Hard hitting senior All-Ivy safety Steve Peyton (Woodland, CA) registered nine total tackles in Brown's win over Stony Brook, and came back with six tackles vs. Harvard, including five solo stops.  He headed the Bears' defense in 2010 with 79 total tackles, 7th best in the Ivy League. He came up big in Ivy games with 10 tackles against Dartmouth, and 12 total hits against Penn. Peyton was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for his dominating play against Rhode Island, where he seemed to be everywhere on the field, leading the Bears with a career high 20 tackles in the battle for the Governor's Cup.




Kachmer Top Tailback: Brown's ground attack is led by junior All-Ivy tailback Mark Kachmer (Wheaton, IL), a versatile tailback, who led the Bears with 557 yards on the ground, sixth best in the Ivy League. Kachmer rushed for a 89 yards in Brown's win over Stony Brook, and came back to rush for a career high 97 yards against Harvard. He also had seven receptions for 60 yards against the Crimson. Look for sophomore speedster John Spooney (Northfield, OH), considered the fastest man in the Ivy League after winning the Ivy Championship in the 100 and 200 meters, to back-up Kachmer.


McGrath and Rettig Excel Up Front: Senior All-Ivy defensive end Clay McGrath (Longmeadow, MA) and senior co-captain Joseph Rettig (Clearwater, FL) have started out the season with solid performances.  Rettig had six tackles vs. Harvard, including a quarterback sack for a loss of 12 yards.  He made a key tackle for a five-yard loss on Stony Brook's final possession, and finished the game with five total tackles, including two for a loss.  McGrath, an honorable mention All-Ivy selection last season, had a big game against Harvard with 13 total tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss.  He had six total tackles and two tackles for a loss against the Seawolves.


Three Rings:  Three members of the Brown head coaching staff – head coach Phil Estes, assistant head coach Abbott Burrell and offensive coordinator Frank Sheehan – have earned three Ivy League Championship rings (1999, 2005, 2008) coaching the Bears.


Speaking of Rings:  Bears' tight ends coach Joseph Leslie has earned nine Ivy League Championship rings, including two as a coach of the Bears in 2005 and 2008, three as a player at Dartmouth (1969, 1970, 1971), two as an assistant coach at Penn (1983, 1984), and two as an assistant coach at Dartmouth (1972, 1996).


Listen To Brown Football:  Brown's 10-game football schedule will be aired throughout Rhode Island and Southern New England on WPRV-AM 790 (Providence).  The Brown football broadcast team features Scott Cordischi calling the play-by-play, and former Brown All-Ivy fullback Mike Wall '99 providing the color commentary. You can also listen live on your computer at


The Phil Estes Show:  For the latest on the Brown Football team, listen to the Phil Estes Show every Thursday evening, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the season on WPRV-AM 790. The show is hosted by Scott Cordischi, who is the play-by-play voice of Brown football, and will be broadcast live from area restaurants.  This Thursday's Coaches Show is at Hope Street Pizza at 720 Hope Street on the East Side of Providence. The show can also be heard live on the internet on


Watch Live Video of The Bears On The Internet: Brown Football fans can watch a live video and audio feed (WPRV - AM 790) of all home games through B2 Networks. All five home football games will be aired through Brown's athletic website    Fans wanting to watch Brown events via B2 Networks will need a high-speed Internet connection and a current version of Windows Media Player. Games will be sold on an individual basis at $7 per game or $30 for the season.


Next Week – Bears Host Holy Cross: Brown plays the second of three straight home games, hosting Holy Cross on Saturday, October 8 at 12:30 p.m., in the 57th match-up between the two New England rivals.


2011 Brown Football Schedule & Results 

9/17     Sat.      at Stony Brook                        21-20, W

9/23     Fri.      at Harvard                               7-24, L

10/1     Sat.      RHODE ISLAND (myRITV)  6:00 p.m.

10/8     Sat.      HOLY CROSS                      12:30 p.m.

10/15   Sat.      PRINCETON                        12:30 p.m.

10/22   Sat.      at Cornell                                 12:30 p.m.

10/29   Sat.      PENN                                     12:30 p.m.

11/5     Sat.      at Yale (TV- YES)                  12:00 noon

11/12   Sat.      DARTMOUTH                     12:30 p.m.

11/19   Sat.      at Columbia                             12:30 p.m.


2011 Rhode Island Schedule & Results

9/10     Sat.      at Syracuse                              L, 14-21

9/17     Sat.      at UMass                                 L, 27-36

9/24     Sat.      FORDHAM                           W, 21-17

10/1     Sat.      at Brown                                 6:00 p.m.

10/8     Sat.      OLD DOMINION                1:00 p.m.

10/15   Sat.      at Maine                                  1:00 p.m.

10/22   Sat.      DELAWARE                                    12:30 p.m.

10/29   Sat.      at New Hampshire                  12:00 p.m.      

11/5     Sat.      WILLIAM & MARY           11:00 p.m.

11/12   Sat.      at James Madison                    3:00 p.m.

11/19   Sat.      TOWSON                              12:30 p.m.





Depth Chart vs. URI, 10/1//11



QB        9        Kyle Newhall-Caballero     Sr.                      6          Patrick Donnelly               Jr.

TB        25      Mark Kachmer                  Jr.                       20        John Spooney                   So.

FB        21      Jackson Freeman               Jr.                       43        Cody Taulbee                    So.

FL        18      Jimmy Saros                      Sr.                      85        Tellef Lundevall                Jr.

LT        79      Jack Templeton                  Jr.                       73        Malcolm Andry                 So.

LG        61      Evan Johnson                    Sr.                      65        Nathan Svensson              So.

OC       57      Jack Geiger                        Sr.                      60        Matt Miller                        Jr.

RG       68      Luke Landers                     Jr.                       66        Ryan McCourt                  So.

RT        71      Cole Hooper                      Jr.                       70        Nathan Bernstein               Jr.     

TE        86      Nicholas Faber                  Sr.                      82        Alex Harris                       Jr.

SE        83      Alex Tounkara-Kone         Sr.                      81        Jonah Fay                          Sr.



DE        98      Clay McGrath                    Sr.                      78        Luke Miller                       Sr. 

DT        97      Ross Walthall                    Jr.                       88        Brett Polacek                     Jr.

DT        54      Kyle Rettig                        Sr.                      94        Stephen Fox                      Jr.

DE        99      Patxi Colbern                     Jr.                       96        Michael Yules                   So.

OLB     1        Robert Gillett                     Sr.                      22        Sam McGrath                    Sr.

ILB      27      Matt O'Donnell                 Sr.                      40        Stephen Zambetti               Jr.

ILB      28      Brett Wyman                     Sr.                      51        Derrick Duquette               Sr.

OLB     19      Daniel Smithwick              Sr.                      29        Shane Cooney                   Sr.

CB        10      Emory Polley                     So.                      8          Mel Farr                            Sr.    

S           3        Stephen Payton                  Sr.                      13        Anthony Franciosi            Jr.

CB        12      AJ Cruz                             Jr.                       7          Ben Noury                        Jr.             



P           15      Nate Lovett                        Sr.                      95        Nate Meyer                       Jr.

PR        12      AJ Cruz                             Jr.                       10        Emory Polley                    So.

KOR    25      Mark Kachmer                  Jr.   and              12        AJ Cruz                             Jr.

FG        41      Alexander Norocea            So.                      95        Nate Meyer                       Jr.

H          5        Alex Phelan                       So.                      8          John Ryan                         Jr.

KO       41      Alexander Norocea            So.                      15        Nate Lovett                        Sr.    

LS        50      Courtland Clavette             Fr.                      42        Zachary Lattrell                 So.

SSn      50      Courtland Clavette             Fr.                      42        Zachary Lattrell                 So.



2011 Brown University Football Roster

NO    NAME                         POS        CL     HGT    WGT    HIGH SCHOOL/ HOMETOWN   

55         Anderson, Jeffrey               OL                Fr.       6-2           265           Longmeadow/Longmeadow, MA

73         Andry, Malcolm                 OL                Jr.         6-4           285           Jesuit/New Orleans, LA

26         Armagost, Eric                     DB               Fr.       6-1           180           Starr's Mill/Fayetteville, GA

63         Austin, Daniel                     OL                So.       6-3           280           Phillips Academy/Franklin, TN

18         Baker, Henry                       P/K             Fr.       5-9           150           Mullen/Greenwood Village, CO

70         Bernstein, Nathan            OL                Jr.         6-2           280           Providence/Charlotte, NC

30         Billeci, Matthew              DB               So.       5-9           175           Mater Dei/Laguna Niguel, CA

41         Brooks, Chelsey                 DB               Fr.       5-10         180           Jordan-Matthews/Pittsboro, NC

91         Bumpus, John                        DL                So.       6-3           225           Concord-Carlisle/Concord, MA

35         Burnett, Dimitrius            LB                Jr.         6-0           200           Cesar Chavez/Laveen, AZ

14         Casey, Daniel                      DB               Jr.         5-10         190           St. Joseph's Prep./Springfield, PA

50         Clavette, Courtland        LB                Fr.       6-3           215           A.C. Reynolds/Asheville, NC

75         Codrea, Nicholas              OL                Fr.       6-3           275           St. Vincent-St. Mary/Tallmadge, OH

99         Colbern, Patxi                      DE                Jr.         6-4           255           South Anchorage/Anchorage, AK

33         Connelly, James                  DB               Fr.       6-1           205           Stonington/Stonington, CT

29         Cooney, Shane                     OLB            Sr.       5-11         200           Mt. View/Mountain View, CA

32         Cragle, Caleb                       DB               Fr.       6-0           195           Nooksack Valley/Everson, WA

12         Cruz, AJ                                    DB               Jr.         5-9           195           Santa Margarita Catholic/Lake Forest, CA

34         Darrow, Russell                  DB               Jr.         6-1           205           Arrowhead/ Hartland, WI

58         Davenport, Ryan               DL                Fr.       6-4           225           Blackman/Murfreesboro, TN

6           Davis, Jay                              DB               Fr.       5-11         180           Baltimore Lutheran/Owing Mills, MD

6           Donnelly, Patrick              QB               Jr.         6-3           190           Phillips Exeter/Longmeadow, MA

77         Dube, Abe                               OL                Fr.       6-5           265           Evanston Township/Evanston, IL

51         Duquette, Derrick              LB                Sr.       6-1           220           Plymouth South/Plymouth, MA

80         Evans, Jordan                        WR              So.       6-0           180           Brentwood/Brentwood, TN

86         Faber, Nicholas                 TE                 Sr.       6-2           245           San Ramon Valley/Alamo, CA

8           Farr, Mel                                 CB                Sr.       5-9           185           Detroit Catholic Central/Bloomfield Hills, MI

81         Fay, Jonah                              WR              Sr.       6-0           180           Noble and Greenough School/Brookline, MA

52         Feder, Davis                         LB                So.       6-1           235           The Walker School/Woodstock, GA

94         Fox, Stephen                         DL                Jr.         6-2           270           Lake Region/Winter Haven, FL

13         Franciosi, Anthony           DB               Jr.         5-10         195           Xaverian Brothers/Easton, MA

21         Freeman, Jackson                FB                Jr.         5-11         240           St. Christopher's/Richmond, VA

17         Fuller, Marcus                      QB               Fr.       6-0           215           Ashland/Ashland, OH

74         Garofalo, Matthew          OL                Fr.       6-4           285           Hunterdon Central/Whitehouse Station, NJ

57         Geiger, Jack                           OL                Sr.       6-2           255           Marquette University HS/Whitefish Bay, WI

1           Gillett, Robert                     OLB            Sr.       5-11         205           Palisades Charter/Los Angeles, CA             

48         Giovacchini,, Daniel      LB                Fr.       6-3           205           Lawrence Academy/Acton, MA

92         Gorham, Matthew            TE                 So.       6-2           200           Cheshire/Cheshire, CT

23         Grebenc, Robert                   RB                Fr.       5-11         195           St. Ignatius/Cleveland, OH

45         Hammer, Mark                   OLB            Sr.       5-11         200           Chagrin Falls/Chagrin falls, OH

84         Hansen, Andrew                 TE                 Fr.       6-4           235           Valley/West Des Moines, IA

82         Harris, Alexander            TE                 Jr.         6-4           235           Milton Academy/Needham, MA

57         Herzlich, Bradley            LB                So.       6-3           195           Conestoga/Wayne, PA

10         Higgins, Reiley                  WR              Fr.       6-0           185           Santa Margarita Catholic/Coto de Caza, CA

71         Hooper, Cole                        OL                Jr.         6-4           280           Heritage Hall/Oklahoma City, OK

44         Ingham, Dillon                   DL                So.       6-2           260           G. Ray Bodley/Fulton, NY

33         Izon, Jeffrey                           RB                Jr.         5-8           170           Landon School/Odenton, MD

67         Jennings, Austin                   OL                Fr.       6-2           260           Summit/Summit, NJ

61         Johnson, Evan                       OL                Sr.       6-1           280           Archbishop Alter/Kettering, OH

25         Kachmer, Mark                  RB                Jr.         5-11         195           St. Francis College Prep/Wheaton, IL

36         Kleinrichert, Blane         RB                Fr.       6-2           205           South River/Edgewater, MD

68         Landers, Luke                       OL                Sr.       6-3           280           Friendswood/Friendswood, TX

42         Lattrell, Zachary             LB                So.       6-1           210           Central Catholic/West Newbury, MA

16         Lawley, Nicholas             QB               Fr.       6-6           205           Cincinnati Hills Christian/Cincinnati, OH

15         Lovett, Nathan                  WR              Sr.       6-4           210           East Providence/East Providence, RI

85         Lundevall, Tellef              WR              Jr.         6-4           210           Phillips Exeter Academy/Highland Park, IL

2           Marks, Andrew                   TE                 So.       6-3           235           Berlin/Berlin, WI

66         McCourt, Ryan                     OL                So.       6-4           285           Boston College HS/Scituate, MA

98         McGrath, Clayton             DL                Sr.       6-2           245           Longmeadow/Longmeadow, MA

22         McGrath, Sam                     OLB            Sr.       6-2           205           Longmeadow/Longmeadow, MA

95         Meyer, Nathaniel            P/K             Jr.         6-2           190           Bettendorf/Bettendorf, IA

78         Miller, Luke                          DL                Sr.       6-3           225           Episcopal Academy/Bryn Mawr, PA

60         Miller, Matthew               OL                Jr.         6-3           275           Beechwood/Villa Hills, KY

22         Mizaur, Nicholas              RB                So.       5-11         205           Creighton Prep/Omaha, NE

4           Newcomer, Kenny             WR              Sr.       6-0           180           Gonzaga College HS/Oakton, VA

9           Newhall-Caballero, Kyle   QB                Sr.       6-3           210           Gilbert/Gilbert, AZ

41         Norocea, Alexander         K                   So.       5-11         170           Mira Costa/Hermosa Beach, CA

7           Noury, Benjamin                DB               Jr.         5-11         200           FW Springstead/Spring Hill, FL

59         O'Brien, Matthew            OL                Fr.       6-1           255           Northfield Mt. Hermon/Bethesda, MD

72         O'Carroll, Dillon              DT                Fr.       6-2           280           Booker T. Washington/Tulsa, OK

27         O'Donnell, Matthew       LB                Sr.       5-11         240           Tipton/Tipton, IA

20         O'Neill, Patrick                DB               Fr.       5-10         170           Punahou School/Honolulu, HI

39         Oyalowo, Adewole          LB                So.       5-8           190           Woodberry Forest School/Bowie, MD

76         Paino, Clayton                    OL                So.       6-3           270           Tarpon Springs/Tarpon Springs, FL

2           Pakan, Patrick                    DB               Sr.       6-0           215           Tallmadge/Tallmadge, OH

21         Pelzer, Adam                       DB               Jr.         6-0           225           Tipton/Tipton, IA

26         Persinger, Adam                 WR              Sr.       5-11         200           Triton Central/Boggstown, IN

3           Peyton, Stephen                 DB               Sr.       6-2           210           Pioneer/Woodland, CA

62         Pfeiffer, John                        DL                Fr.       6-5           240           Lakes Community/Lindenhurst, IL

5           Phelan, Alexander           QB               So.       6-1           185           Xaverian Brothers/Walpole, MA

88         Polacek, Brett                      DL                So.       6-6           255           Moses Brown and Hotchkiss/Providence, RI

10         Polley, Emory                      DB               So.       5-9           165           Cleveland Heights/University Heights, OH

90         Quoyeser, Alexander       TE                 Fr.       6-4           210           Strake Jesuit/Houston, TX

31         Reisner, Jordan                    RB                So.       6-1           215           Highland Park/Highland Park, IL

54         Rettig, Kyle                          DL                Sr.       6-1           260           Clearwater Central Catholic/Clearwater, FL

13         Romberg, Stian                    WR              Fr.       6-5           205           Maryville/Maryville, TN

64         Russo, Xavier                       LB                Fr.       6-4           210           St. Ignatius College Prep/San Francisco, CA

8           Ryan, John                              QB               Jr.         6-1           210           William Penn Charter/Exton, PA

18         Saros, Jimmy                         WR              Sr.       6-2           200           Grosse Pointe South/Grosse Pointe Park, MI

9           Shannon, Matthew           DB               So.       6-0           180           Mayfield/Mayfield Heights, OH

56         Showalter, Victor             LB                Jr.         6-0           210           Charlotte Country Day/Charlotte, NC

53         Smerlas, Zach                     DL                Fr.       6-1           270           Lincoln Sudbury/Sudbury, MA

5           Smith, Phillip                    DB               Fr.       5-10         185           St. Edward/Twinsburg, OH

19         Smithwick, Daniel          OLB            Sr.       5-10         195           San Ramon Valley/Danville, CA

93         Sparber, Zach                      DL                Fr.       6-3           250           Bergen Catholic/Norwood, NJ

20         Spooney, John                       RB                So.       5-11         180           Nordonia/Northfield, OH

87         Sproal, Donald                   TE                 So.       6-4           230           Valencia/Yorba Linda, CA

11         Strachan, Brian                  WR              Fr.       6-1           205           St. Sebastian's/Wellesley, MA

7           Sudfeld, Matthew            WR              Sr.       6-0           190           Modesto Christian/Modesto, CA

31         Supron, Jacob                         DB               Fr.       6-0           175           Mansfield Senior/Mansfield, OH

65         Svensson, Nathan             OL                So.       6-2           260           Timpview/Provo, UT

43         Taulbee, Cody                      FB                So.    6-0        245       Archbishop Alter/Kettering, OH

79      Templeton, Jack              OL           Jr.      6-3        295       Don Bosco Prep/Ramsey, NJ

38      Thomas, Nathanial           DB          Sr.     5-10      205       Edgewood/Seven Mile, OH

83      Tounkara-Kone, Alexander WR           Sr.     6-4        210       New Dorp/Staten Island, NY           

25      Usakiewicz, Thomas        DB          So.    5-10      175       Suffield Academy/Suffield, CT

89      Viox, Alexander              TE           Fr.     6-5        225       Elder/Cincinnati, OH

97      Walthall, Ross                DL           Jr.      6-3        275       Indianapolis Cathedral/Carmel, IN

46      Watne, Reed                   DB          Jr.      5-10      185       Loyola/Los Angeles, CA

1       Wickers, Robert              QB          Fr.     6-1        175       Menlo School/Portola Valley, CA

98      Wyand, Conor                TE           Fr.     6-3        235       Nashoba Regional/Stow, MA

28      Wyman, Brett                 LB           Sr.     6-1        240       Bridgewater-Raynham/Bridgewater, MA

96      Yules, Michael                DE           So.    6-4        250       Moses Brown/South Dartmouth, MA

40      Zambetti, Stephen           LB           Jr.      6-0        215       Germantown/Germantown, TN


Week #1:  Brown vs. Stony Brook  9/17/11            Stony Brook, NY

Senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall with 3:06 remaining to lead the Brown football team to a 21-20 come-from-behind victory over Stony Brook in its season opener. Stony Brook had a last opportunity to win the game at the end, but its 55-yard field goal attempt on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining fell short.

In the previous three games between Brown and Stony Brook, no more than five points separated the two teams, with one game being decided by a single point and another in overtime.

"This was a tremendous win for our team over a very strong Stony Brook squad," said Brown head coach Phil Estes.  "Getting the first win on opening day is really big.  Kyle  Newhall-Caballero hadn't played in a year and did an outstanding job with Stony Brook in his face all day."

Lundevall finished with a game high eight receptions for 68 yards. The pitching and catching duo of Newhall-Caballero and senior wide receiver Alexander Tounkara-Kone had a big day for the Bears.  Newhall-Caballero completed 22 of 37 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns, while Tounkara-Kone hade seven receptions for 149 yards.

Senior linebacker Matt O'Donnell was the defensive standout for the Bears with a team high 12 tackles, including two tackles for a loss.  Senior safety Steven Peyton and senior linebacker Dan Smithwick registered nine tackles each.

Stony Brook's running game kicked in on its second possession, leading to the first score of the game, a 38-yard field goal by Wesley Skeffington to give the Seawolves a 3-0 advantage with 4:6 left in the first quarter.

The Bears answered just over a minute later when Newhall-Caballero spotted Tounkara-Kone open on a post pattern to connect on a 38-yard touchdown pass and give the Bears a 7-3 advantage after one quarter.

The Seawolves scored on the first play of the second quarter to pull ahead by a 10-7 margin, and extended their lead to 17-7 on a 26-yard touchdown run by Miguel Maysonet with 6:22 left n the quarter.

The Bears got the break they needed when Senior Daniel Smithwick recovered a fumbled Stony Brook punt at the Seawolves' 46 yard line.

On the first play from scrimmage the Bears struck with a flea-flicker. Newhall-Caballero handed off to junior tailback Mark Kachmer, who pitched the ball back to Brown's senior quarterback, who spotted Tounkara-Kone wide open at the eight yard line and ran the remaining eight yards into the end zone for a 646-yard score to pull the Bears to within 17-14 with 4:02 left in the quarter.

Stony Brook capitalized on a Brown fumble at the Seawolves 47 yard line early in the fourth quarter, booting a 32-yard field goal to pull ahead by a 20-14 margin with 8:58 left in the game.



Week #2:  Brown vs. Harvard                     9/23/11            Cambridge, MA

With a steady rain pelting Harvard Stadium, Brown turned the ball over five times and fell to the Crimson by a 24-7 margin before a  rain-soaked crowd of 18,585. The game was evenly played on the offensive side of the ball with Harvard holding a narrow 366-352 advantage in total yards, and turning the ball over just once.

Two key Brown miscues deep in Harvard territory prevented the Bears from rallying from an 14-0 deficit– a second quarter Harvard interception in its own end zone, and a Brown fourth quarter fumble at the Crimson one yard line with the Bears trailing by a touchdown.

Harvard was without its starting quarterback Collier Winters, who was injured last week against Holy Cross.  He was ably replaced in the lineup by junior Colton Chapple, who passed for 207 yards and threw two touchdowns.

Brown quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero completed 28 of 52 passes for 269 yards and  a touchdown.  Bears' junior tailback Mark Kachmer ran for 97 yards on 19 carries.

Harvard got on the scoreboard first following a bit of trickery. The Crimson set up for a 23 yard field goal on fourth and four at the Brown six yard line, but holder Colton Chapel took the snap and ran for a first down to the Bears' one yard line.  Junior Trevor Scales ran into the end zone on the next play to give the Crimson a 7-0 advantage with 5:12 left in the first quarter.

The Crimson seemingly took control of the game with an 80-yard yard scoring drive to extend its lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter following a 20-yard touchdown pass from Chappel to Cameron Brate.

Uncharacteristically, the Bears had two personal foul penalties, a fumble, and a dropped pass in the end zone to trail by 14 points at the half.

Brown turned the momentum in its favor early in the second half when sophomore Emory Polley intercepted a pass at the Brown 44-yard line.

Following an exchange of punts, Bears' senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero found his stride and directed a 57 yard scoring drive for Brown's first score of the game.  He threw downfield to junior wide receiver Tellef Lundevall, who grabbed the ball at the five yard line and spun his way into the end zone for a 30-yard pass play to bring the Bears to within 14-7 of the Crimson with 6:29 left in the third quarter.

The Bears were knocking on the Harvard end zone once again, advancing to the Harvard two yard line, but fumbled the ball away to the Crimson with 13:05 left in the fourth quarter.

Harvard put the game out of reach when Chappel connected on a 56-yard scoring strike to Adam Chrissis with 6:39 left in the game, capping off a 95-yard, eight play scoring drive. 

Defensively, Brown senior defensive end Clay McGrath came through with a game high 15 tackles, including three tackles for a loss. Senior linebacker Matthew O'Donnell chipped in with 10 tackles.  Harvard was led by Joshua Boyd with 11 total tackles.