Friday, October 24, 2014

Delaware Valley 35, Stevenson 13 (10/18)

Last week made it quite clear that, while it has made great strides with its football program in these first four seasons, Stevenson still has plenty of work to do before it can match up with the big boys in the Middle Atlantic Conference.  Last Saturday, playing their first game at home in four weeks, the Mustangs hung with a high-scoring, Top 25 Delaware Valley team until the final few minutes of the second quarter, when a 0-0 tie suddenly became a 14-0 Aggie lead.  Nicky and I were freezing in our seats, thanks to a stiff wind blowing across the stadium, and we decided to retreat to our own fireside (if we had a fire, that is) at halftime.  DVC gradually wore SU down in the second half as the impotence of the Mustang offense continues to be a major issue, forcing the defense to stay too long on the field.  The Mustangs had to use some "trickeration" to help make the final score somewhat respectable.

With the MAC title clearly out of reach, all attention turns to tomorrow's Homecoming game.  The Mustangs have gone 0-3 in these affairs thus far, but tomorrow's opponent is someone they should, theoretically, be able to beat.

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