Bucs 'Excited' to Play No. 3 Linfield This Saturday - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Whitworth Football

Bucs 'Excited' to Play No. 3 Linfield This Saturday

Updated:
© Whitworth travels to Oregon this week to play at No. 3 Linfield (Photo: SWX) © Whitworth travels to Oregon this week to play at No. 3 Linfield (Photo: SWX)

The Whitworth Pirates will face their toughest challenge yet this season with a road trip to No. 3 Linfield on Saturday.

The Bucs are coming off a 38-24 to Willamette – their first defeat in six games. But now it is time to bounce back and try to knock off one of the top Division III teams in the country.

"It's fun to play at Linfield, it's a fun environment," said linebacker Scott Carr. "I think it will be a blast, I think the guys are pretty pumped up. They're the No. 3 team in the nation… so everyone should be up for it."

"We're excited for it, we're excited for the opportunity – they've had two weeks to prepare for us," said coach John Tully. "This has been a short week for us but our guys will be ready come game time."

Saturday's game is at 1:30 p.m. in McMinnville, Ore.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves In Studio

    Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves In Studio

    Eastern Washington University Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football and the upcoming season.>>
    Eastern Washington University Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football and the upcoming season.
    >>
  • Williams Shuts Down Bells, Before Bats Rally To End Skid

    Williams Shuts Down Bells, Before Bats Rally To End Skid

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:30:37 GMT
    When the top two pitching staffs in the West Coast League, you can expect a quality pitching performance. That’s exactly what the Yakima Valley Pippins and Bellingham Bells delivered Tuesday night, as the Pippins rallied late to win, 6-1 at County Stadium.>>
    When the top two pitching staffs in the West Coast League, you can expect a quality pitching performance. That’s exactly what the Yakima Valley Pippins and Bellingham Bells delivered Tuesday night, as the Pippins rallied late to win, 6-1 at County Stadium.>>
  • Petrino Boots Epps From Vandal Football Team

    Petrino Boots Epps From Vandal Football Team

    Sunday, July 20 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:03:02 GMT
    University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino Sunday today the dismissal of senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps from the Vandal football team.>>
    University of Idaho football coach Paul Petrino Sunday today the dismissal of senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps from the Vandal football team.>>
  • WhitworthWhitworthMore>>

  • Whitworth Unveils New Basketball Court at Fieldhouse

    Whitworth Unveils New Basketball Court at Fieldhouse

    The Whitworth basketball teams will have a nice new court to play on at their Fieldhouse this season and SWX's own Sam Adams was fortunate enough to christen the hardwood by playing a game of horse with the Pirates' mens team head coach, Matt Logie.>>
    The Whitworth basketball teams will have a nice new court to play on at their Fieldhouse this season and SWX's own Sam Adams was fortunate enough to christen the hardwood by playing a game of horse with the Pirates' mens team head coach, Matt Logie.
    >>
  • Whitworth Names Demant as New AD

    Whitworth Names Demant as New AD

    Tim Demant, a professional with more than 15 years of experience leading small-college athletics departments, has been selected as the new director of athletics at Whitworth University>>
    Tim Demant, a professional with more than 15 years of experience leading small-college athletics departments, has been selected as the new director of athletics at Whitworth University>>
  • Six Pirates Named All-NWC Baseball

    Six Pirates Named All-NWC Baseball

    Monday, May 5 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-05-05 21:39:45 GMT
    Six Whitworth University baseball players have received honorable mention consideration on the 2014 All-Northwest Conference team, which was released this morning by the league office.>>
    Six Whitworth University baseball players have received honorable mention consideration on the 2014 All-Northwest Conference team, which was released this morning by the league office.>>