GAME PREVIEW: Misericordia Vs. Wilkes

Mitchell Micale, Reporter

In Week 3, the Cougars were able to pull off one of the biggest wins in program history with a 36-35 final score over perennial powerhouse Widener. This has moved the Cougars to 1-1, (1-0) in the conference. But the 24 hour rule is up for the Cougars, and they now turn their attention to a Wilkes team (on Saturday, September 22) that is 1-2 and (1-1) in conference. Wilkes lone victory came against Lebanon Valley, a 30-27 win. Last week Wilkes fell to the team ranked number 21 in the country, Delaware Valley, with a 21-10 score. Wilkes is under new coaching, and they have brought highly touted Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach Jon Drach from Hobart to lead the Colonels. It will be interesting to see what Coach Drach brings to the table. The Cougars Defense, which has played really well for the first two games of the season, will have its work cut out for it going up against a 3 year starter in Jose Tabora. Tabora has put up nearly 800 yards through their air and added close to 300 yards on the ground. The Cougars top priority will be shutting down Tabora if they want to win this football game. On the Offensive side of the ball, the Cougars look to continue the type of offensive performance they had last week, in which Cougar QB Brady Williams was named MAC Offensive Player of the Week. Hopefully the offense will continue to roll against a Wilkes Defense that finished near the bottom in total defense the country. This year they are giving up about 25 points per game. Hopefully Coach Hatcher and the Offense will bring the same firepower this weekend and serve up another great performance on Offense. If all goes well and the Cougars play like they did last weekend, the Colonels should be in for a long game.