PERU, Neb. – The Peru State defense has given up 1,036 yards of total offense over the past two weekends against Graceland and Culver-Stockton. The Yellowjackets were able to gather 442 yards on Oct. 28, while the Wildcats put together 594 yards of total offense.
Despite giving up a large amount of offense, the Bobcat football team (7-3) is winners of three-straight going into Saturday’s season finale against #15 Benedictine (8-2).
Head Coach Steve Schneider credits their opponents on how well-prepared they were when facing the ‘Cats and they have learned their lesson about not taking anyone lightly on the defensive side of the ball.
“I think we have to work to do a better job of reading keys in the secondary and get a little more pressure on the quarterback. A lot of the success offenses have is because of their talent and their schemes, and not necessarily what the defense isn’t doing.”
Benedictine is a bit more balanced on offense and Schneider thinks they “match-up pretty well.”
Starting quarterback Travis Carnahan is expected to play after missing one game with a cut on his right, throwing hand.
The Bobcats host the Ravens at the Oak Bowl on Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Otoe County Country (KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com).
Twenty Bobcat seniors will be recognized before the game at approximately 12:35 p.m. There will also be a special Veteran’s Day program hosted by Peru State at halftime of the contest.
#15 Benedictine at Peru State
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Oak Bowl, Peru
Radio: KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com