Two Conference Football Games On Tap Saturday
SFU linebacker Casey Chin (5) is rated as a Top 15 prospect by CFL scouts.
SFU linebacker Casey Chin (5) is rated as a Top 15 prospect by CFL scouts.

Friday, September 13, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. – Coming off a big win over GNAC pre-season favorite Humboldt State, Simon Fraser is idle Saturday. 

Meanwhile, two conference games and one game against a NCAA FCS Division team are on tap in Week 2 of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference football schedule.

The Clan upset the Lumberjacks 41-27 last Saturday setting a conference record for most passing yards (528).  Clan quarterback Ryan Stanford accounted for 446 of those yards, the fifth highest individual single-game total in conference history.

Stanford's total ranked sixth nationally after Week 1.  SFU wide receiver Lamar Durant ranked third in scoring with 18 points and Clan linebacker Casey Chin was tied fir first nationally in interceptions with two.  Team-wise the Clan ranks 10th in total offense (587) and third in passing (518).

Saturday's schedule features a game between Western Oregon and Central Washington at Ellensburg. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

The Wildcats are the defending conference champions, while the Wolves, who haven't had a losing season since 2005, have finished second in each of the past two seasons.

Saturday's other conference game is a 6 p.m. night contest between Azusa Pacific and Dixie State at St. George.  Meanwhile, Humboldt State travels to Portland to take on FCS Portland State in a 1:05 p.m. contest.

Two Clan on Candian Football League Scouting Bureau Prospect List

The Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau has released its 2014 CFL Canadian Draft September rankings and two members of the Simon Fraser University football team were ranked in the top 15.

Casey Chin (Port Moody, BC) came in at 12th while Matthias Goossen (Richmond, BC) was ranked 15th.

Chin, a linebacker and Goossen, an offensive lineman, are both in their senior season with the Clan.

The duo helped the Clan to a season opening win against the Humboldt State last weekend and Chin was named the defensive player of the week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference for his efforts.

Chin had a pair of interceptions and was credited with 10 tackles in last week’s game. He has led the GNAC in tackles in each of the last two seasons and has 229 career tackles to date.

Goossen and his teammates on the offensive line helped the Clan to an impressive performance against Humboldt that saw SFU put 41 points on the board and earn 587 yards in total offence.

Last year, Goossen anchored a young Clan offensive line that contributed to SFU boasting the top offence in the GNAC.