- Portland Tribune - Sports
Football returns to Griswold Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, when Lewis and Clark College plays host to Pomona-Pitzer. The Pioneers, who cut short their 2005 season due to low numbers, haven't played at home since last Sept. 24.
L and C lost its season opener last week 49-7 at Occidental, despite Mike Wennerlind's 188 all-purpose yards.
The Pioneers last faced Pomona-Pitzer in 2001, winning 49-27.
• Western Oregon, which knocked off Linfield last week, has won five games in a row dating to last year but must face perennial NCAA Division II power Texas A and M-Kingsville on Saturday. 'They will be big, very physical and fast,' WOU coach Arne Ferguson says. 'Their offensive line might be the biggest that we have ever faced.' Kickoff is 1 p.m. at McArthur Field in Monmouth.
• Linfield's Joe Smith, in his first year as head coach replacing Jay Locey (now at Oregon State), says the Wildcats need better timing in their passing game and must avoid 'unpardonable' mistakes such as substitution penalties on defense.