Monday, April 22, 2013

Video: 2012 Linfield at PLU game highlights

Our Video of the week is up and it's the 'Cats Northwest Conference opener of the 2012 season as Linfield traveled to Spakrs Stadium to square off against longtime foe Pacific Lutheran. It was an interesting game as Linfield was coming off a hard fought non-conference win against CLU and lost All-American Tackle Tyler Steele and Running Back Josh Hill who was primed for an All-American caliber senior season in 2012.

These were two big losses and I wasn't sure how the 'Cats would respond. What happened was Senior Stephen Nasca and Freshman John Shaffer would step up huge on the offensive side of the ball, while the 'Cats defensive line piled up 7 big sacks to help slow down the Lutes after a hot start to turn the tide of the game.

PLU had a heck of a season and was a top 15 team in Division III in 2012. They're going to be that good, if not better, this upcoming season. Linfield has rattled off 14 consecutive wins against PLU dating back to the 2000 season and if the 'Cats are looking to make that number 15, Linfield is going to have to play another top flight game. I think PLU will be a major threat in the conference race and a contender in the West Region but Linfield isn't going to be too shabby either. 2013's match-up has all the makings of another Linfield vs PLU epic.

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