Tradition • Character • Service

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Hillsdale Daily News: Catching On

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Receiving duo play big roles in Chargers’ prolific offense

Hillsdale Daily News
November 8, 2007
RJ Walters, Sports Writer

They are fairly short, have funny grins on their faces when talking about each other and might just be the best receiving duo in all of Division–II football this year.

They are Hillsdale College wideouts Nick Gurica and Aaron Waldie of course.

Gurica, a senior, is currently leading the GLIAC in receptions (68) and Waldie, a junior, has obliterated the single–season receiving touchdowns mark at Hillsdale (17) while leading the nation in that category.

Coupled with a record–breaking campaign from senior quarterback Mark Nicolet, the tandem has the Chargers on the brink of a possible playoff berth at 8–2 and it’s a number of different factors that have brought about their success.

Being part of a diverse offense with many weapons is a big key according to both.

“I don’t think we had the weapons last year but now we can spread it out more and our offensive line has just been giving great pass protection,” Gurica said. “My freshman year our quarterback control and protection wasn’t very good and I just think the way our offense is allows us just to do what the defense is giving us and it’s just clicking.”

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