The Coyotes matched their total wins of a year ago this past weekend while extending their home opening win streak to twelve. The Yotes will now prepare to stop the rock chalk Jayhawks in Kansas.
"Fight Coyotes, fight! Who-Ra, Who-Ra that's the law! Here we go," USD Head Coach Joe Glenn said.
The old ball coach has plenty to be excited about this week. After all his Coyotes are undefeated after their 10 -7 win over the Aggies this past weekend in the Dakota Dome. His boys have had a full off season under his reign and a few needed birthdays. A week one win was the best gift Glenn's boys could get too.
"It felt good to get the win. The team moral was up. We needed one, last year hurt and it was a long season. To start this season out with a win is big for the moral and the team going forward," USD Quarterback Josh Vander Maten said.
Going forward Vander Maten and his Yotes will prepare for Charlie Weis' Jayhawks. These two do have one major thing in common; they each only tallied one in the win column in 2012. USD is gaining confidence for this match up not only coming off a win, but also with the recent success of FCS schools over such major powers as Kansas St. and Iowa.
"I think it gives a little hope. Obviously we can't automatically think we are going to win and be over confident. It helps us game plan for this week and to be prepared for what is coming up this Saturday," USD Senior Linebacker Tyler Starr said.
The past two seasons, FBS games haven't been any fun for the U since their three point win over Minnesota back in 2010. In 2011 they lost 59-10 in Wisconsin and last year they fell 38-7 at Northwestern. Now with confidence and hope Glenn is optimistic this years squad will compete with the big boys.
"If we go down there, hang in the game, touch gloves, bang with them four or five rounds, and show that we can hang with this outfit like the other teams in the FCS level have done who knows what will happen," Glenn said.
Kickoff for Saturday's game in Lawrence is set for 6 PM.