The two remaining unbeaten Iowa Conference teams meet this weekend when Coe visits Central. Coe is 3-0 on the season after a 19-6 win over Luther and they also have beaten Gustavus Adolphus by three points and Augustana of Illinois by two. Coach Steve Staker says winning close games is what it will take to be successful in the league race.
Staker says they understand that they are 3-0 and have won some close games and they have to be focused to continue the success. Staker says there will be a lot of close games in the league race. He says that seems to be the norm in the conference, and if you can win those close games, you are going to be a pretty good football team.
Coe quarterback Brad Boyle has passed for just over 260 yards per game and has four scoring passes. He has no interceptions and Staker says that has helped keep the pressure off the defense. He says Boyle has done a good job of finding the receivers and reading the coverage, and also he doesn’t throw it if the receivers is not open.
Staker says limiting mistakes will be crucial against a Central team that is opportunistic, as they have a tradition of feasting off of other people’s mistakes.
Central is also 3-0 and ranked 15th nationally after a 41-27 win at the University of Dubuque.