This weekend, the Eagles will have the chance to pull another upset against another undefeated Southern Conference foe, Wofford College, and will be sporting new outfits for Military Appreciation Day. The Eagles upset Samford University at their last home competition, and I have no doubt that will be able to do it again.
Junior quarterback Jerick McKinnon started last week over Ezayi Youyoute and did a wonderful job with the offense. He has gotten more comfortable with running the offense and especially the passing game. As McKinnon continues to grow and settle down, he will be a true offensive threat for the Eagles.
However, the Terriers’ offense has a secret weapon of their own. Senior fullback Eric Breitenstein has been showing his legs off by running up an incredible amount of yardage this season. Last week he was named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week for running so many yards. In WU’s last game against Elon University, he tallied up a record breaking 321 yards. The Eagle defense will have to be on a serious mission, no pun on Military Day, in order to stop Breitenstein’s run game. Coach Monken has said that his defense has been doing a great job so far, so we will see how great they really are this weekend. I believe that the Eagles will still come out on top 35-14 against the Terriers this weekend.