PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Golden Rams of West Chester University will look for a fourth straight win on Saturday afternoon when they visit East Stroudsburg in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference action.
West Chester improved to 5-3 on the season and 4-1 in the PSAC East last Saturday with an easy 46-12 win over a struggling Cheyney team.
“We had a couple little spotty drives in there, but overall we played pretty well,” West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan tells KYW Newsradio. “And Cheyney fights you, they don’t go down easy. So we had to keep pushing the envelope until we were able to get a lead where we could get (some) young guys in. Luckily, those young guys played pretty much the whole fourth quarter and some of the third, which is great for those guys.”
Listen to the entire interview with West Chester’s Bill Zwaan:
Six different West Chester players scored touchdowns in the win over Cheyney.
The Golden Rams are tied for second place in the PSAC East with Shippensburg, a game behind first place Kutztown. Shippensburg and Kutztown will meet on Saturday in a critical game.
East Stroudsburg is 4-4 on the season (2-3 in the PSAC East) heading into Saturday.
“Typical East Stroudsburg, really, really good on offense,” Zwaan says. “They give up some points though, so they are always in those 42-35 games or 45-30 games. You have to play good defense against them and we’ve been playing good defense, so that goes in our favor to a certain extent. And we’ve got to score points. The biggest thing about East Stroudsburg, and we have learned this in the past, is you really don’t get comfortable with any lead. You could be up three touchdowns and you turn around and you’re up one touchdown. So you’ve got to keep trying to score points.”
Last year West Chester beat the Warriors, 41-27.
Saturday’s game will start at 12:05 pm.