After a win over Findlay and a narrow loss to Ohio Dominican, the Northern Michigan University football team (1-1) will play on the road for the first time this season on Saturday.
The Wildcats have a 14 hour bus ride from Marquette to Ashland, Ohio, where they will take on the Eagles. Ashland has struggled out of the gates in 2013. The Eagles are 0-3 and they are struggling to both score points and stop opposing teams on defense.
Northern Michigan struggled to hold onto the football last week against Ohio Dominican. NMU had three turnovers, two interceptions and one fumble. After their game against the Panthers, head coach Chris Ostrowsky stressed how important it is to win the turnover battle every game they play.
“We talk about ball security every single day and we talk about creating turnovers,” said Ostrowsky. “For me and this program, losing is not acceptable. At this juncture, it starts with me and it ends with me.”
“When you turnover the ball you can’t win games,” said Wildcats senior quarterback Cody Scepaniak. “The good part about college football is that you look at the game film on Sunday, then you forget about the game by Sunday afternoon and you begin to prepare for the next week.”
Kickoff between the Wildcats and the Eagles at Jack Miller Stadium is set for 7pm on Saturday. The Ashland Journalism and Media Department is planning to stream the game online for free. You can view that link here.