Sunday, September 25, 2011

Rams Yet To Be Tested

Once again the Shepherd University Ram football team demolished its opponent this weekend. This time, the Golden Eagles of the University of Charleston was served up for the Rams.

While the Rams have made it to 4-0, they have yet to face a team that is of high quality. In other words, the teams they have been playing they BETTER beat this badly.

Of the Rams first four games (Shippensburg, St Josephs, Seton Hill, Charleston) the opposing team has entered the game with a winless record. The Rams have yet to score less than 45 points in a game and have given up only as many as 27 to Shippensburg.

The Rams season doesn't finally heat up until week 6. The only other undefeated team in the WVIAC Conference is West Virginia Wesleyan College. Shepherd will face them on their field week 6.

Fairmont State is another in-conference game that the Rams should have circled. They will face Fairmont State week 11 at Fairmont.

Another team that could potentially ruin the Rams perfect season is Bowie State. The Bulldogs are 3-1 and have outscored opponents 129-67. The Rams will play the Bulldogs week 9 in an out of conference home game.

The Shepherd University Rams are the class of the WVIAC Conference. They are 4-0 and have outscored opponents by a lucrative 221-51. The worst thing the team can do is play an opponent and expect another blowout win.

While much of the schedule after WVWC looks favorable, the last thing the Rams can do is take a break. This past season the Rams entered the final game undefeated and lost to Glenville in a thriller.

If Shepherd continues to come out flat to start games like they have so far this year, you can expect that to happen again.