Panthers return home to host Bentley

October 23rd, 2002 by Adam

GAME #7: Bentley College (7-0, 7-0 NE-10) at Plymouth State College (0-6, 0-4 FFC)

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, 1:00 p.m., Currier Field, Plymouth, N.H.

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two teams at opposite ends of the small college football spectrum meet this Saturday when Plymouth State College entertains Bentley College
in a non-conference encounter.

The Panthers and Falcons will kick off at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Currier Field in PSC’s annual Homecoming affair. Bentley is having a terrific season in the
Northeast-10 Conference and brings a perfect 7-0 record to Plymouth, while the Panthers, who own best all-time winning percentage of any NCAA Division III program,
are in the uncharacteristic position of searching for their first win after six games.

PSC has a difficult task in searching for its first win of the season. The Panthers are in unfamiliar territory – no team in school history has ever started 0-6. The
team has committed too many costly turnovers, and is suffering from a number of key injuries as well as youth and inexperience at key positions. The Panthers have also
played a tough schedule; the first seven opponents on their slate enter today’s games with a combined record of 32-13.

Bentley has steamrolled to seven straight wins this season, all NE-10 games, outscoring the opponents 215-85. The Falcons returned the majority of last year’s
team that finished 6-4 and advanced to an ECAC playoff game. Bentley is 4-0 on the road this season, and is coming off last week’s 33-13 Homecoming victory over
Pace University. Look for the Falcons to utilize their dangerous passing game, as it has accounted for 250 of the team’s 400 yards per game.

This will be the fifth contest since these two schools started the career series in 1998, with Bentley capturing three of the first four encounters. The Falcons have
won both affairs in Plymouth (30-19 in 1998 and 27-23 in 2000). PSC won the first game in Waltham, Mass. (17-12 in 1999) but dropped last year’s meeting, 41-21.

The Plymouth State Football program this week welcomes back members of the 1982 team, who are celebrating a reunion 20 years after that memorable season.
The 1982 Panther team, led by head coach Jay Cottone, put PSC Football on the map, going 10-0, winning a share of the prestigious Lambert Trophy, and recording an
amazing six consecutive shutouts. The team was inducted into the PSC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

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