Nanticoke (1-1) at Susquehanna (0-2)
1 p.m. Saturday
The Coaches: Nanticoke’s Ron Bruza (12-19, 4th year); Susquehanna’s Kyle Cook (0-2, 1st year)
Last Meeting: Nanticoke 10-0 in 2012
All-Time Series: Susquehanna leads 2-1
Quick Fact: Nanticoke recorded seven sacks in last year’s contest.
Scouting Nanticoke: The Trojans routed Col-Mo Vo-Tech 48-0 last Friday, with RB Pat Hempel showing his versatility. His 99-yard interception for a touchdown ended a 33-point second quarter. But the big gaffe was Nanticoke being penalized 13 times. The Trojans can’t afford such mistakes against better opponents.
Scouting Susquehanna: The Sabers are a whisker away from being 2-0. They managed just 115 yards vs. Northwest last Saturday yet lost only 12-7. So it could be a matter of everyone getting on the same page with the new coaching staff. QB Austin White led the team in rushing and passing vs. Northwest. The defense has been leaky vs. the run.
What To Expect: Coaches often point to Week 3 as the game they get a good handle on their team. That fact could be pivotal on whether the long bus ride home is a happy one for Nanticoke.