Bloomsburg at Lock Haven football preview

Lock Haven (2-6, 2-3 PSAC East) returns home to host local-rival Bloomsburg (5-3, 3-2 PSAC East) on Saturday at noon.

Despite another strong 60 minutes of football, which was sparked offensively by quarterback Caleb Walton and running back John Ford, the Bald Eagles bid for a third straight win came up just short last week to Kutztown as the Golden Bears held on for a 35-29 victory.

LHU entered the Week 8 PSAC East clash at Kutztown riding a two-game win streak, thanks to back-to-back wins over Cheyney and Millersville. Lock Haven was in search of its first three-game win streak since 1981 when the Bald Eagles opened the season 4-0.

Bloomsburg will enter the game at 5-3 and the Huskies are coming off a 34-14 Week 8 win over East Stroudsburg . The PSAC East win over ESU pushed Bloomsburg to 3-2 in division action.

The Bald Eagles now have 14 rushing TDs on the season, the most since 1999 (15). Ford rushed for a career-high 121 yards and two TDs last week. Ford is the third LHU back to go over 100 yards this season.  Walton threw for 255 yards and one TD last week vs. Kutztown.  Walton enters the weekend tied for the individual school record in passing TDs (60) & total TDs (71). Walton is just the second QB in school history to pass for over 8,000 yards (he currently has 8,206; 2nd most in school history).