Former CUW RB David White Previews Saturday's Game at Wheaton:
This week the Falcons (0-2) will face Wheaton College (2-0), a 3-4 defensive team that is very aggressive and likes to attack with blitzes and pressures.
Up front Wheaton has two big physical interior linemen in Charley Mitchell and Nick Theobald. Senior LB Ryan Hoyt is also an imposing threat to every opponent. The Falcon must contain Wheaton's pass rush and give QB TJ Pacchioli time to find his WR's.
"We have to match their tempo and aggressiveness for 60 minutes. We can'tturn the ball over and must control the time of possession," said offensive coordinator Jeff Walker.
Defensively the Falcons have a challenge in stopping Wheaton's offense. The hosts averaged over 400 yards a game last year and truly utilized a balanced attack. Expect Wheaton to try to establish the run with their star running back Rocky Gingg. At receiver Danny Hindman and Freddy Ellis are Wheaton's playmakers.
In order for the Falcons to have success on defense they will have to create turnovers and slow down Wheaton's impressive attack. "We have to play Falcon football and that means playing with the same energy that we showed last week. Great teams don't turn it on and off from week to week," according to defensive coordinator Adam Walker. "Our defensive line must maintain a physical presence and match Wheaton's initial attempts to establish themselves up front."