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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

College Football - Week 3

SCSU back in action

The Owls host Pace Friday night at 7 p.m.
The game kicks off the Northeast-10 Conference season.
SCSU is 0-2 after losses to Indiana-Pa. and Bryant. Both games were true tests for Southern and the Owls played well in the opener but suffered a disheartening 28-21 loss.
Last week at Bryant, SCSU really never got untracked offensively and lost 19-10. Southern was stopped a on a crucial 4th-and-goal at the 1 yard line when QB Chris Roberts tried to crack the goal-line and was ruled short of the end zone.
Tail back Jarom Freeman said after the game that he saw the play and that Roberts had indeed scored.
That would have given SCSU the lead and one never knows what would have happened after that.
Still, it was a disappointing offensive performance especially for a team that virtually has scored at will over the past couple of seasons. Southern has not got its passing game going yet.
Last week Roberts completed 17 passes to 11 different receivers which shows he is spreading the ball around. But Andre Privott led the team with just three catches and has five for the year.
He scored on a 27 yard pass play last week, SCSU's biggest play of the year so far.
"You really can't force big plays," SCSU coach Rich Cavanaugh said. "Sure we'd like to get more but you really game plan for them, they just happen.
"You would like to score at least 21 points a game, though, so that's disappointing."
SCSU should have an easy time this week against Pace. The Setters looked better last year and added several Division I transfers to its roster this season but was humbled by Division III Salisbury last week.
Salisbury may be a DIII power but Southern has been playing a higher quality opponents thus far.


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