Delaware Valley College With Huge Challenge in Playoffs
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Delaware Valley College has advanced to the second round of the DIII playoffs and, for their troubles, the Aggies get the opportunity to travel to Alliance, Ohio to play Mount Union. The Purple Raiders have won ten National Championships since 1993 and they are 150-5 since 2000 — inlcuding 11-0 this year.
Aggies head coach Jim Clements says, yeah, they are that good:
“They are just well-coached. There’s not a lot of mistakes. They don’t take penalties. They fire off the ball. Offensively, you really don’t see one weakness whatsoever.”
Hear the entire interview with coach Jim Clements in this KYW Newsradio podcast:
Aggies are pretty good too, however. Delaware Valley went 8-2 during the regular season and won the MAC. And they beat Salisbury in the first round of the playoffs last weekend 23-12. Clements talks about what they have to do to pull off the upset:
“Like any other game we are going to have to be able to respect the football, we can’t turn it over. We are going to have to force and create some turnovers on defense and try to set ourselves up on a short field. And vice-versa we cannot allow Mt. Union to have a short field. They really jump on opportunities and make you pay when you make mistakes.”
Kickoff Saturday from Alliance, Ohio will be at noon.
Reported By Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio