By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It should be an outstanding college football game on Saturday as West Chester University visits Bloomsburg in the second round of the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.
West Chester got here by hammering American International College in the first round this past Saturday, 38-7.
“AIC was a good team,” West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan told KYW Newsradio after practice on Tuesday. “And our kids came ready to play. Our defense played really well the whole game, and for about a quarter and a half or so the offense was struggling. Then all of a sudden we caught fire. (Junior quarterback) Sean McCartney got himself going and boy, he had a great game. But really our defense really set the tone of the day, and we did a great job shutting down a very good offense.”
McCartney threw for 423 yards and four touchdowns in the win and that West Chester defense held AIC to 218 yards of total offense.
West Chester and Bloomsburg are very, very familiar with each other. Two of the true power programs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, these two teams met less than three weeks ago (November 9th) at Farrell Stadium. Bloomsburg jumped out to 17-point lead and held on for a 31-28 victory. It is the only game West Chester has lost this season.