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USD's Game with Marist Rescheduled, PFL Coaching Changes
USD’s Pioneer Football League game at Marist that was postponed Nov. 3 due to the effects of Superstorm Sandy in the New York area has been rescheduled to be played in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 1.
USD, 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the PFL, will play its final home game of the season Saturday against Morehead State (2-3, 3-5). USD plays Davidson on Nov. 17. Davidson, 1-5 in the PFL and 1-8 overall, fired head coach Tripp Merritt this week.
It was a bad week for PFL head coaches. Dale Steele said he won’t return as head coach at Campbell, which is 0-6, 1-8.
USD is in third place in the PFL, trailing Butler (7-0) and Drake (5-1). USD has a slight chance to claim a second consecutive PFL title. A lot has to happen, though.
Butler plays at Drake on Saturday and can win the PFL outright with a win.
USD lost to Drake 38-10 earlier in the season and doesn’t play Butler this year. However, if Drake beats Butler and then Jacksonville next Saturday, and the Toreros win their final three games, then Butler, Drake and USD could all claim a share of the PFL title with one conference loss each.
Butler, if it loses at Drake, would finish 7-1 in the PFL and doesn’t have any remaining league games.
USD, if it wins its remaining games, would finish at 7-1 and pick up a share of the PFL title.
Marist is 2-3 overall and 3-5 in the PFL. The Red Foxes host Dayton on Saturday and play at Campbell on Nov. 17.
By Ed Zieralski, North County Times