Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Game 6 Preview: Linfield Vs. Lewis & Clark

It's been a long time but it will be nice to be back home. The 5-0 #7 ranked Linfield Wildcats will be hosting the 0-4 Lewis & Clark Pioneers for Homecoming at the 'Catdome this Saturday in a game where much of the Wildcat roster should get an opportunity to play in front of the home crowd.

For Lewis & Clark they took a pretty bad beating last week at the hands of Willamette (69-24) but I hope you can believe me when I say the this is a program that is making positive progress in becoming a competitive team in the Northwest Conference. They brought in the largest freshman class in about 2 decades at L&C and are developing some nice players. They still have a long road to get back to viability but it seems the support is there and everyone in the NWC should be happy for them. It wasn't too long ago (2005) when L&C almost shut it down after canceling half of their season.

Better Get To Know A Pioneer:
#98 Andrew Foote, Senior, Placekicker

Vitals: 5' 11", 200 lbs.

Hometown: Denver, Colo.

High School: George Washington High

Favorite Book: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoffer

Favorite Coffee Stops: Stumptown and Sip & Kranz

Favorite Class: Labor Economics

Future Aspirations: Wants to pursue a PhD in Economics

Here is a L&C put together video on Mr. Foote:

Better Get To Know A Wildcat:#6 Nate Dixon, Sophomore, Cornerback

Hometown: Kapolei, Hawaii

High School: Kapolei High

Vitals: 5' 9", 180 lbs.

Major: Finance

Minor: Economics

Favorite place in Mac to eat: Tequila Grill..but muchas always hits the spot

Favorite Movie(s): Oceans 12, Scarface, Dark Knight

Favorite Music/Artist(s): Hip hop/rap/ R&B/ Soul...I like anything that sounds really good

Future Aspirations: I hope to invest in things such as real estate and hopefully have my own business doing that.

Favorite TV Show(s): CSI MIAMI, Lie to Me.....

A thing most people don't know about you: Maybe that I can eat more than people think i can...

Favorite class/professor at Linfield: Human Sex was my favorite class so far....Professor Graff-Height is pretty cool

Dog or Cat: Mans best friend

PS3, Xbox, or Wii: XBOX 360 ANYDAY

Mac or PC: I like macs but I'll go PC

Favorite Coach Fendall saying: His jokes before the games are hilarious haha..i dont really have a favorite

Yes or no on Linfield's All-Purple Uni combo: I'd say no because we cant where black socks....but who knows if that will ever happen.

Wildcat11's Key To Victory:

Focus on Getting Better: For Linfield this week should be about improving in areas that the 'Cats need to tighten up on and also continue to strive and improve in what Linfield has been doing well. Really, the focus of this game is just how well can Linfield focus on their preparation and execution of the game plan.

Put The Game Away Early: There is no reason why Linfield shouldn't come out and make sure that L&C knows they are not going to be able to hang around for a half or even the full contest. Play great LINFIELD FOOTBALL early and get as many of 'Cats an opportunity to compete.


Linfield by as much as they want. That may seem disrespectful to L&C but this is a Wildcat team that has been playing very good football and I don't see that stopping on Saturday. L&C is going to come in and compete the whole contest but Linfield just has too much talent and is too deep for L&C to contend over a 60 minute period. I think this kind of prediction involving L&C is going to change a few years down the road but for now the game should be all 'Cats, all day long.

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