Raiders sailing toward 3-0
The Shippensburg University football team will head to East Stroudsburg University after two
convincing wins against formidable opponents in Shepherd University and Slippery Rock University.
The Raiders defeated Shepherd, 38-28, two weeks ago, its first win against the Rams since 2004.
Then, it posted a 55-35 victory last week against SRU, piling up 35 points in the first half alone.
Quarterback Zach Zulli has shined early this season throwing for 740 yards and eight touchdowns while leading the SU offense to 1,026 yards of total offense and 93 points in the first two games.
Tailback Mike Frenette has controlled the ground so far this year with 192 yards and two touchdowns, including a 130-yard breakout performance against SRU last week.
The defense has been taking this season with a bend but not break approach. It has let up some long drives but so far has limited the big plays and has forced many three-and-outs from the opposition.
SU will face ESU on Saturday night, a team thatwon its only contest this year 31-0 against Lock Haven University — a team that has lost 44 in a row.
ESU relies on new-coming quarterback Nate Daniels and wide receiver Jordan Hallman. Both had impressive performances last week with Daniels throwing for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns and Hallman catching seven passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns.
Prediction: The offense will have a field day against ESU’s depleted defense. Watch for Zulli to pick up where he left off against SRU and wide receiver Trevor Harman to have a career day. SU will pick up the victory under the lights, 42-17.