Matador football to host Glendale
Glendale at (4) Arizona Western
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Saturday, Veterans Memorial Stadium
Media: TV- Time Warner Cable Ch. 74; Radio - 560 KBLU; Internet - www.azwestern.edu/athletics
Last game: The Matadors beat Mesa 78-20. ... The Gauchos beat Pima 35-17
Records: Gauchos (5-2 overall, 4-1 Western States Football League); Matadors (6-0, 5-0)
Player to watch: Tanner McEvoy has powered the AWC offense this year, throwing for 1,267 yards, 17 touchdowns and three interceptions and is the reigning WSFL offensive player of the week. ... Glendale safety Ramon Abreu leads the WSFL with 12 sacks.
The lowdown: Glendale enters the match unranked, just the second time they’re playing against the Matadors as an unranked team. ... Glendale won national titles in 1998, 2005 and 2005. ... The Matadors are looking for a national championship of their own, something they fell short in accomplishing last year, losing in the national championship game. They didn’t get a title shot in 2010 because the Gauchos came into Yuma and dominated the Matadors, ranked No. 1 at the time, 20-9. The Matadors won in Glendale 56-17 last year.
— Edward Carifio