67
      Tuesday
      89 / 68
      Wednesday
      89 / 66
      Thursday
      86 / 64

      SVSU looks to retain Axe

      Coach Jim Collins said he expects a competitive matchup between his SVSU Cardinals and the Northwood Timberwolves

      The Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals said they have to play an entire game of good football if they plan on winning the Axe Bowl over Northwood for a second straight season.

      The Cardinals beat the Timberwolves in last year's game 28-20. In the last four matchups, SVSU has a record of 3-1 against Northwood. The margin of victory in those games is a combined 19 points.

      Coach Jim Collins said he expects a competitive matchup between the 4-1 (3-1 in GLIAC) schools.

      "Whenever these two teams get together, there's not a lot of love lost," Collins said. "It's a battle. Whoever plays the best over those 60 minutes will win the game."

      This year's Axe Bowl will be at Hantz Stadium. Kickoff is at noon on Saturday, October 6.