College Football: West Chester Set For Home Opener vs. Slippery Rock
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – After two tough trips to start the season, West Chester University will be home on Saturday to host Slippery Rock in its home opener.
The Golden Rams (0-2) opened the season with a heartbreaking loss at New Haven, then this past week gave Delaware all they could handle down in Newark, losing 28-17.
“We played them pretty tough,” says West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan. “Our kids played hard. It’s still a loss, but I was pretty happy with our effort.”
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As for Slippery Rock, they are 2-0 heading into Saturday, and Zwaan says they have earned that undefeated mark:
“They are averaging over 50 points a game after two games, so they are pretty good. They ran the ball well on us last year, and they still have a pretty good run attack. Pretty big offensive line — that’s kind of the way they’ve always been built: big offensive lines, good running back. Defensively, a bunch of good, tough, physical football players.”
Last year these two teams battled at Slippery Rock, the Golden Rams falling 33-27 in overtime.
Kickoff on Saturday is set for 1:00pm.
Reported by Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio 1060