Friday, 18 November 2011

BUAFL Game of the week Loughborough Aces @ Warwick Wolves

This week’s big game is an all MAC clash between two storied franchises of British University football. Warwick Wolves welcome the powerhouse Loughborough Aces in their first game of the season and will hope the extra two weeks or preparation gives them the edge over their opponents.

Warwick finished last year with an 4-4 record after having playoff aspirations following a mid season surge and Head Coach Peter Buckley will be looking to build on that form going into the season ahead.

The Loughborough Aces are currently 4th in our power rankings, however there is little to separate the top 4 teams between each other and we can easily see them pushing far into the playoffs. Last season saw them win the inaugural MAC Championship trophy, beating their long time midlands rivals, the Birmingham Lions, en route to the play offs. 

There was a question mark hanging over the Aces after Head Coach Jason Scott left the team at the end of last season, but new Head Coach Paul Sherrat has already overseen his first victory with a 34-0 win over the Nottingham Outlaws and little seems to have changed for the organisation.

Loughbrough will look to hand the ball early and often to star running back Adam Hope, ,who rushed for 251 yards and 3 TD’s in last week’s game, as well shutting down Warwicks offence with their stifling defensive play.

Even with the extra time to prepare for the visit of the Aces we don’t expect to see much from the Wolves against a very good Loughborough side.

Dbl Coverage prediction: Luga Beruga by a cricket score.

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