The (#9 AFCA, #4 Regional Ranking) Winston-Salem State University Rams (10-1) will look to continue on their quest to return to Florence, Ala., for the DII National Championship game, as they prepare for the 2nd round of the NCAA DII Playoffs, when they travel to Shepherdstown, WV to take on (#6 AFCA, #1 Regional Ranking) Shepherd University (10-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at Ram Stadium on the Shepherd campus.
The winner of this game will face the winner of the West Chester/Bloomsburg game for the Regional Final.
"Shepherd is a very good football team, who plays physical, tackles wells, and are extremely well coached", says head coach Connell Maynor.
"We tend to play well on the road, so I think we are going to go up there and have a good showing, and hopefully come out on the winning end."
Shepherd enters the Playoffs as the #1 seed in Super Region One, thus earning a first round bye, and hosting the WSSU Rams. The Shepherd Rams are winners of the Mountain East Conference.
The contest will be the first ever meeting on the gridiron between the two NCAA DII member schools.
Saturday's NCAA 2nd Round Playoff Game is scheduled to be played under mostly cloudy skies, with a high of 36 degrees. There is a 0% chance of precipitation.
Tune in to the WSSU Rams radio broadcast with Ken Winfrey and Alan Chavous here: http://wtob1380.com/listenlive/
Watch the Shepherd livestream feed here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shep-basketball