Cody Schroeder went 20-of-29 as the Vulcans show why they are a true Division II force. Not only was the California Offense efficient and effective, the D stood strong and shut out the basement dwelling Lock Haven squad 30-0. The Vulcan D allowed a daunting 25 yards on the ground, while forcing two interceptions of LHU Quarterback Jarrett Kratzer. The Vulcans also attacked on the ground with Senior Lamont Smith gaining 121 yards on 21 carries.
Excluding a three-point loss to West Chester is September, CalU has been a force. Since their loss to the Rams, the Vulcans have beaten their opponents by a combined 49 points. Some remaining games for CalU include a home matchup against an always pesky Slippery Rock, and a meeting in Erie with (6-1) Mercyhurst. This team has been here before, and Head Coach Mike Kellar seems to have the players focus right where it needs to be, this time of year.
The Vulcans will make an earlier trip to Erie this Saturday to face Gannon. The Knights appear rather “unprimed”, currently on 6 game losing streak, and not yet winning a PSAC conference game. The Golden Knight’s best chance might be by coercing pregame Homecoming celebrations to so how get the “12th man” involved and pulling an unthinkable upset. The game is at 12:00pm on the campus of Gannon University.
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