1989 RECORD: 7-3, 4-1 in ACFC.

COACH: Rich Pelletier, second year (7-3).


DEFENSE: Multiple 50.

TOP PLAYERS LOST: QB Jimmy Segala (5,996 yards, 45 TDs in four years); WR-P Darnell Woods; CB Chris Von Garrel (94 tackles, 3 ints.); LB John McRae (90 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks).

PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Karl White (745 rushing yards, 5.5 avg.); K Chris Nicholas (28-31 PATs); NT Emil Jones (68 tackles, 1 sack); LB Toselli Silvestri (85 tackles); DB Yolonzo Moore (41 tackles, 3 ints. in 5 games).

TOP NEWCOMERS: TE Abel Hernandez; DT Jimmy Mathis; RB Ron Peck.

PROJECTION: After finishing the 1989 season as American Collegiate Football Conference co-champions, the Bison face a difficult road toward repeating. The other co-champion, St. John Fisher, returns most of its starters on both offense and defense. Gallaudet's biggest loss: QB Segala, who led the Bison to an overall 29-11 record with two conference titles during his four years. Without Segala and his favorite target, Woods, the offense will depend more heavily upon White. Defensively, the Bison were stunned by the loss of preseason all-American candidate McRae, who transferred to a small school in Texas. The defensive backfield, anchored by Moore, should keep Gallaudet in every game.