VSU showing some resiliency in their second round contest trailing 16-13 to Catawba only to come out in the second half, after some choice words by coach Dean, to run the Indians off the field scoring 35 unanswered points in the 55-29 blowout.
The defense led by Everett Kitchen's 17 tackles, forced three turnovers and held Catawba Scoreless until the game was in hand.
"We kind of let them hang around. We had some bad calls go our way. We knew that was going to happen. That was not going to be an excuse," said Head Coach David Dean, so now the Blazers find a familiar foe in their path; North Alabama visits Saturday.
"Already defeated them once this year. It was a great football game. They're a great football team," said David Dean.
A real good team. The last game between the two rivals had VSU finishing on top for the regular season showdown. Though, the last time the two met in the playoffs was a completely different story.
November 12th, 2005 in Winnersville where the Lions handed the defending National Champs a deflating 40-13 defeat, so Saturday's game should be an epic battle for playoff survival.