Greg Marshall is in his sixth season as head coach of the Mustangs. (Corey Stanford/Western Mustangs)Greg Marshall isn't afraid or hesitant to admit where his Western Mustangs stand heading into McMaster this weekend. Taking the field against the 8-0 Marauders in the OUA semifinal Saturday, Marshall knows his team is the underdog. However, taking on an undefeated opponent doesn't mean you prepare any differently.
"You prepare like you would prepare for anyone else," Marshall said in a phone interview Thursday. "Try to limit the things they do really well and it starts with there offence. They're a pretty confident group and that in itself makes it difficult because you're playing against not just good athletes, but athletes who believe they're going to win no matter what happens
The Mustangs-Marauders playoff rivalry has heated up over the past couple of years. Last season, McMaster stunned Western in a 41-19 blowout on the road in the Yates Cup, and in 2010 it was the Mustangs who defeated the Marauders in the playoffs, a 34-28 victory in the OUA semis. Western went on to win theRead More »from CIS Corner: Western looking to upset McMaster in OUA semifinal