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LIU Post football at a glance

LIU Post QB Steven Laurino drops back to

LIU Post QB Steven Laurino drops back to pass. (Newsday file photo) Credit: Alan J. Schaefer


Coach: Bryan Collins (14th season, 107-47).

Last season: 7-4, 6-1 PSAC.

Watch list: Offense: QB Steven Laurino (19 touchdowns, 1,870 yards), RBs Jeff Mack (865 yards), Anthony Brunetti (312), Thomas Beverly,WRs Joe Botti (5 TDs), Grayson Laurino, Kyle Hardy. TE Pat Fitzgerald, OL Chris Williams, C Rob Scheuerer. Defense: DBs Antonio Powell- Fields, D.J.Young, Donovan Edwards, Evan Flowers, Casey Biasi, MLB Rob Bright. DL Dan Belfiore. ILB Brandon Cheney, DL Joseph Thompson.

Key stat: The Laurino brothers. Steven made Grayson his favorite target, giving him a team-high 33 receptions for 443 yards.

Key games: Sept. 22 Bloomsburg, Nov. 3 at Kutztown.

Outlook: Post's offense is one of the most potent in the PSAC. Is it good enough to overcome an inexperienced defense and lead the Pioneers to the NCAA playoffs? There is plenty of motivation. Collins said, "Our goals are to attack the season and try to win the PSAC East."

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