WEST CHESTER (1-0, 2-2) AT KUTZTOWN (1-0, 1-3)
6:05 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium Radio: WCHE 1520 AM
What’s at Stake: The Golden Rams were the preseason pick to successfully defend its PSAC East title, and this is the season’s first division road game. West Chester ended a two-game skid with a 37-7 victory over Lock Haven last weekend, and is starting to gain some momentum. This clash is always interesting because the Golden Bears head coach, Jim Clements, served on Bill Zwaan’s coaching staff at Widener. Kutztown recently notched its first triumph of the season at Millersville, 41-13.
History: West Chester leads the all-time series 51-9.
Keys to the Game: The Rams run defense will be tested, and WCU’s front seven has been hit particularly hard with injuries. Kutztown sophomore Craig Reynolds is the conference’s No. 2 runner (132 yards per game) and his backup, Darrell Scott, is a nice change of pace. Due to an injury to Rutgers transfer Terence Scanlon, freshman QB Collin DiGalbo got the start against Millersville. Defensively, the Bears are led by LB Zack Delp and DT Chris McMonagle. West Chester’s biggest overall challenge is probably focus and discipline. The squad is averaging more than 10 penalties per game.
Prediction: West Chester 39, Kutztown 23.