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PSAC Week 3 Preview

Written by: on Friday, September 15th, 2017. Follow Zach Simpson on Twitter.



After a super exciting week 2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSA C) we have another exciting week this coming Saturday. We continue to have three schools in the national rankings California, IUP and a newcomer Slippery Rock. This week is another week of crossover events 8 games many great matchups. With divisional play in site this is the last tune up for these teams before the seven game race to the State Game begins.

National Ranked Teams

AFCA Top 25 /
California #5 /#6
IUP #6 / #5
Slippery Rock #22 / #25
West Chester RV / —

Matchups :

Cheyney (1-1) @ #6 IUP (2-0)
Saturday 12pm
• Cheyney played very hard last Saturday in California, with some great hustle plays the future is bright for the Wolves. They have another huge test this weekend at IUP, the Crimson Hawks are ranks #5 and #6 in the polls this weeks and rolled against ESU last week. Zach’s Pick IUP 47 Cheyney 10

Seton Hill (0-2) @ Kutztown (1-1)
Saturday 12:05 PM
• Seton Hill had high expectations this season, after a disappointing opener a late comeback from Millersville dropped the Griffins to 0-2. Kutztown rebounded last week with a nice road win in Erie over Mercyhurst. Both schools need to either get this turned around or build momentum this weekend. This was almost the game of the week so expect a great matchup. Zach’s Pick Seton Hill 21 – Kutztown 20

#5 California (2-0) @ Millersville (1-1)
Saturday 1PM
• #5 California rolled against Cheyney last Saturday at Adamson Stadium. California plays on the road for the first time since October 29th last season. Since that trip to Mercyhurst the Vulcans played six home games and went 5-1 with two playoff wins and a PSAC title. This is will be an uncommon experience for the Vulcans. Millersville stormed to the win last week at Seton Hill. Power Player of the week Sean Dugan and the Marauders will be ready for the highly ranked Vulcans. Zach’s Pick CalU 28 – Millersville 21

Shippensburg (2-0) @ Clarion (0-2)
Saturday 1pm
• The only unbeaten team in the PSAC East Shippensburg makes the trip to Clarion this weekend. The Red Raiders look to continue a hot start and move to 3-0. The Golden Eagles will look to right the ship before division play. Keep and eye open for an upset in this one. Zach’s Pick Clarion 24 – Shippensburg 21

Gannon (1-1) @ Bloomsburg (1-1)
Saturday 2pm
• Two teams looking to compete for division titles, two teams dreaming of NCAA playoff runs. This is a pivotal game for both of these programs, Gannon lost a close game with Shippensburg last week and Bloom got a nice road win at Clarion. This will be a great game and with Penn State playing at night those in north central PA should consider at trip to Redman Stadium Saturday. Zach’s Pick Gannon 27 – Bloom 21

Lock Haven (0-2) @ #22 Slippery Rock (2-0)
Saturday 6pm
• Slippery Rock looks to avoid the letdown after a huge win over a ranked West Chester last week. Lock Haven looks to find some footing on offense after two weeks of not much luck. Look for a better performance from the Bald Eagles but still expect the Rock to build momentum. Zach’s Pick SRU 35 – Haven 17

Mercyhurst (0-2) @ E. Stroudsburg (1-1)
Saturday 6:05
• Mercyhurst would be the “hard luck” team of the first two weeks in the PSAC. Twice in two weeks the Lakers had chances to win close games in the fourth quarter. ESU got a pushed around last week at IUP. Zach’s Pick Mercyhurst 24 – ESU 14

Game of the Week :

Edinboro (2-0) @ West Chester (1-1)
Saturday 12pm
• The Fighting Scots make the very long trip from Erie County to the Philadelphia area this weekend. This will be a gut check for both teams. Edinboro has won two games and aloud 3 points in each, but this is a major step up in competition. West Chester played one of the most entertaining games in all of the NCAA last week. The problem they were on the short end by a touchdown. Who wins offense or defense ? Zach’s Pick Edinboro 24 – West Chester 23

This is a great set of games all across the commonwealth again this week. If you are looking for a great afternoon take the kids to experience NCAA D2 football.

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