Wofford facing tall task in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – FCS Playoff football returns to Stambaugh Stadium this Saturday, as YSU and Wofford face-off for the first time in twenty years.

Both teams enter the quarterfinals with identical 10-3 records.  The Terriers play smash-mouth football…running the triple-option…averaging over 270-yards per game.  Their defense has posted three shutouts this season, and allowed just three points in last Saturday’s win over the Citadel.  It’s a unit that will be tested by the Penguins.

“They have running backs that are finishers,” Wofford Head Coach Mike Ayers said.  “They have that finishing speed. If we allow them to get into a run scene without someone putting a hand on them, then they can take it the distance. Basicallyy what they try to do is stretch it and then let the back make one guy miss. We’ve gotta make sure we’ve got at least one guy, and we gotta make sure that one guys doesn’t miss.”

Senior Lineman Tyler Vaughn also knows how tough it will be to face YSU this weekend.

“I know they’re big up front,” Vaughn said.  “They have a fast running back, and a quarterback that can throw the ball. So, we’re gonna do the things that we’ve been coached to do all season. nothing is gonna change. We’re gonna play fundemental football and try to get some pressure on the quarterback.”

The Terriers and Penguins kickoff this Saturday at 2pm over at Stambaugh Stadium.