Titans prepare for showdown with Mount Union
OSHKOSH - It's a focused film room in Oshkosh as the No. 3 Titans prepare for their most important test yet" A national semifinal showdown with No. 2 Mount Union Saturday.
"Right where we wanted to be, right where we expected to be," quarterback Brett Kasper said. "We just want to use our past experience with playing in the semis last year, to our advantage."
It's a Division III powerhouse that needs little introduction. On the heels of three straight playoff wins, the 12-0 Titans set their attention to the 12-time national champions.
"They've been here a lot more than us, they're a great program," running back Dylan Hecker said. "I think there's a stat, they've been here 23-straight years or whatever it is. they're just another team, were just another team. we'll just have to battle it out and see what happens."
The Titans have won 15-straight games at Titan Stadium, to get No.16, they'll have to beat a Purple Raiders team that's 119-1 on the road since 1995.
Their only loss coming to Mary Hardin Baylor in last year's national semifinals.
"Saturday is going to be a fight," cornerback Rajon Hall said. Two good teams trying to play in the big bowl so it's a great accomplishment for this team, for the other team. We'll see what happens Saturday."
Two games from their motto of "Seeking the peek," the Titans know they'll first have to climb a mountain on the way to Salem.
"We've pretty much beaten the St. Thomas, St. John's, North Central's, Iowa Conference, Wartburg. now really there's Mount Union who we haven't touched yet," head coach Pat Cerroni. "We never played them in the playoffs, we got our wish."