FOOTBALL FRIDAY: SURACE TALKS VOLKER, DEF LINE, MONMOUTH; FULL WEEK 2 PREVIEW INCLUDED


In episode 2 of Football Friday with Bob Surace, the Princeton head coach reflects on the successful season opener at Butler, including a standout performance by senior running back Charlie Volker, as well as an impressive show of depth from the Tigers' revamped defensive line. Surace also shares insight on Monmouth, ranging from a dangerous trio of skill players on offense to a defense that shut down Lafayette during the second half of last week's comeback win. You can see the full video above or on social media, just as you can during every week of the 2018 season. The Week 2 game preview can be found below. Opening Night was a smashing success for Princeton. On Saturday, the Tigers will try to bring the same type of show to their home crowd. Princeton needed all of 26 seconds to score its first touchdown of the season and less than one game to reach the 50-point mark, and the Tigers did both on the road against a team that already posted a FCS Top-25 victory. The Tigers routed Butler 50-7 last weekend, their biggest opening-day win since the 1950 national championship season. It was 44-7 by halftime, and the reserves pitched a second-half shutout. Act II comes Saturday, and it features Princeton's first in-state game since 1980. The Tigers have never played Monmouth, a 2017 NCAA playoff qualifier, and they would love nothing more than another victory before opening Ivy League play next Friday night at Columbia in a game televised live on ESPNU. The game will highlight the annual Community & Staff Day at Princeton, which will include a Youth Clinic on Weaver Track and several other family-friendly activities. Monmouth enters Saturday's game on a two-game winning streak, which includes a 24-20 comeback win at Lafayette last weekend. Quarterback Kenji Bahar completed 28 of 40 passes for 334 yards, while Pete Guerriero rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown in the victory. Six of the next nine Princeton games will be played on Powers Field, and the Tigers would love to create a winning foundation Saturday

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