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PSAC Week 2 Preview & Picks

Written by: on Thursday, September 7th, 2017. Follow Zach Simpson on Twitter.



Week 2 is the first of two weeks of crossover matchups in the PSAC. We have some great games on tap for this weekend and as coaches always say, “The most growth is found from week one into week two” this will lead to some outstanding football this weekend. With great weather on tap for much of the state this Saturday I recommend looking into these matchups and spend the day with the family and friends and enjoy these local college programs.

Week 2 Matchups:

Kutztown (0-1) @ Mercyhurst (0-1)
12pm, Erie PA
• Both teams suffered close defeats in week 1 against stout competition. Kutztown expects to compete for the PSAC East and Mercyhurst looks to avoid an 0-2 start. Zach’s Pick Mercyhurst 20 Kutztown 17

Lock Haven (0-1) @ Edinboro (1-0)
12pm, Edinboro PA
• Lock Haven struggled playing FCS Saint Francis in week 1. Edinboro won 30-3 after a slow start vs. Lake Erie in the opener. Expect the Fighting Scots to build momentum this week. Zach’s Pick Edinboro 37 Lock Haven 17

Shippensburg (1-0) @ Gannon (1-0)
12pm, Erie PA
• Two championship contending programs both started off with great games. Now they play a pivotal early season matchup in Erie. Expect major offensive numbers again from these two teams. Zach’s Pick Shippensburg 48 Gannon 45

Bloomsburg (0-1) @ Clarion (0-1)
1pm, Clarion PA
• Bloomsburg experienced disappointment in week 1 with a 16 point defeat against Stonehill. Clarion played well vs. FCS school UT Martin (UTM plays Ole Miss this weekend). Clarion hopes to use home field to rebound. Zach’s Pick Bloomsburg 21 Clarion 20

Cheyney (1-0) @ #5 California (1-0)
1pm, California PA
• Cheyney won a huge game against rival Lincoln 56-28 in week 1. California survived a scare in the opener. Expect #5 Cal U to cruise in this one. Zach’s Pick #5 Cal U 49 Cheyney 17

Millersville (0-1) @ Seton Hill (0-1)
3pm, Greensburg PA
• Much like the Kutztown @ Mercyhurst game these two teams look to get back on track. Both of these are budding powers. I expect a tight back and forth contest. Zach’s Pick Seton Hill 33 Millersville 24

East Stroudsburg (1-0) @ #6 Indiana (1-0)
4pm, Indiana PA
• Many would say this is the game of the week, two outstanding programs. Both won huge games in week 1, both looking to make huge statements in week 2. IUP QB Lenny Williams looks to continue a push for player of the year. Zach’s Pick IUP 35 ESU 21

PSAC Game of the Week

#24 West Chester (1-0) @ Slippery Rock (1-0)
6pm, Slippery Rock PA
Game is Live on Sports Fever TV (check local listings)
• In a huge early season contest two power house programs are on a crash course. SRU led by QB Tanner Gary look to build on last week’s performance. West Chester is the PSAC East favorite and have been an absolute power the last decade. Look for the best home field in the PSAC to help as two young teams grow. Zach’s Pick Slippery Rock 42 West Chester 35

Most PSAC programs have some amount of school run TV and Radio streaming available for sporting events. These are run by local college students as well so the broadcast can be very entertaining. Links are available on most of the school athletic websites.

Enjoy the weekend’s action and check back next week for a Week 2 review and a new PSAC Power performance.

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