Matador football heads to Phoenix College
(3) Arizona Western at Phoenix College
Kickoff: 7 p.m. today, Hoy Stadium, Phoenix
Media: Radio - 560 KBLU; Internet - www.azwestern.edu/athletics
Last game: The Matadors held off Eastern Arizona 20-6; The Bears fell at New Mexico Military Institute 42-10
Records: Matadors (4-0 overall, 3-0 Western States Football League); Bears (2-2, 1-1)
Player to watch: Wide receiver Markeith Ambles has established himself as the favorite target of Tanner McEvoy, making seven catches for 127 yards and a score last week. ... Even though he shares snaps, Ryan Stafford has been the main weapon for the Bears this year at quarterback.
The lowdown: The Matadors have won five straight against the Bears. They had lost the previous four. ... Phoenix College has already matched its win total from last year. ... Stafford threw for 178 yards last week — 163 went to Ian Juede and Keywan Bullock. ... The Matadors plan to use a “Thunder and Lightning” offensive attack, with bruising back DeSean Martin and speed back J.C. Baker handling most of the workload. ... Anthony Olobia and Sam Wren each had two sacks last week against the run-first Gila Monsters. ... The Matadors are off next week before hosting Mesa, just their second home game of the year.